Model: Seiko SKX007J1 | Modded By: Tempus Watch Mods | Price: Varied
This is the 2nd Seiko SKX that I’ve bought, but this time around I went for the 007J1 model. As soon as it arrived, I started to plan what modifications I’d like to do to it. My initial plan was to just do a bezel and insert swap, so that I could easily do it myself. The more I thought about it though, I decided, what the hell, just go balls to the wall and get everything done. I wasn’t planning on doing the full list of mods myself, so I started looking around at various modding companies.
I had spoken to Paul from Tempus Watch Mods around 2 years ago, when I had my first SKX, but I didn’t go ahead with modding it, as it was the SKX013 and felt it was too small for my wrist, so I ended up selling it pretty much straight away. With this new one though, I shared my plans with Paul and between the two of us, came up with a list of proposed mods.
Specification / Modifications
- Base Model: Seiko SKX007J1, OEM Rubber Strap
List of Upgrades
- Movement: Seiko NH36
- Bracelet: Strapcode Super-J Louis
- Crystal: Double Domed Sapphire, Clear AR, No Bevel
- Bezel: Coin Edge, Polished
- Bezel Insert: Sloped Silver Yacht Master Style
- Crown: Oversized, Signed ‘S’ Logo
- Day/Date Complication: Negative White on Black
Tempus Watch Mods - The Company
I could sit here all day and try and describe the work that has gone into modifying my Seiko SKX. Luckily though, Paul from Tempus Watch Mods sent me an absolute ton of images showing practically every stage of the mod. Pictures speak a thousand words as they say. Well here is around half a million of them. Just hover over the image or click to enlarge.
Pressure Testing / Regulation
Sometimes a company will come along that just goes the extra mile to make sure that you are more than completely satisfied with the service that they’ve provided. Tempus Watch Mods are one of those companies. Paul kept me informed at absolutely every single stage of the modifications that were carried out to my Seiko SKX.
From the minute he received it, to taking images and sending them to me after each stage to informing me with tracking information once he had sent it back. He even messaged me a couple of days later to make sure I was 100% completely and utterly satisfied with the work carried out. That my friends, is the definition of quality customer service!
I haven’t mentioned the costs involved, mainly down to it obviously depends on what work you want carried out. From maybe a sapphire crystal upgrade, or a movement upgrade, to a full blown mod like this one. The parts you’ll obviously pay for at pretty much cost price. The actual labour that goes into building / modifying your watch, trust me, it’s cheap!