In the realm of horology, where legends are etched with every tick and tock, one name resonates with unwavering authority: Rolex. For over a century, Rolex has seamlessly melded precision engineering with timeless design, forging an indomitable legacy. At the heart of this extraordinary lineage lies the Oyster Perpetual, a model that epitomizes Rolex's unwavering commitment to excellence. Join us as we delve into the captivating world of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual and explore its intriguing connection to the artful realm of Seiko modding.

The Case for the 36mm Watch (It's not just for the ladies!)

While the trend of oversized watches has dominated the horological landscape, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual offers an alternative perspective. Embracing a 36mm diameter, this model strikes a harmonious balance, equally suited for both men and women. In a world where personal style knows no boundaries, the Oyster Perpetual transcends traditional gender confines, imparting a timeless elegance to all who embrace it.

For gentlemen seeking a timepiece that effortlessly combines sophistication and versatility, the 36mm Oyster Perpetual confidently graces the wrist, from boardroom meetings to casual weekends. Its refined proportions command attention without overwhelming the senses. On the other hand, for discerning women who appreciate understated grace, the 36mm size delicately adorns the wrist, embracing femininity with a touch of subtle allure. The Oyster Perpetual defies categorization, offering a size that seamlessly adapts to the unique style and preferences of each individual wearer.

Paying Homage to the Oyster Perpetual

The art of Seiko modding presents a captivating avenue for watch enthusiasts to embark on a journey of personal expression and adaptation. Within this realm, recreating the essence of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual becomes an intriguing possibility. By procuring the right aftermarket components, Seiko modding enthusiasts can meticulously customize their timepieces to capture the spirit of the Oyster Perpetual.

 As most Seiko modders enjoy the hands on experience of building their watches from scratch, our 36mm Perpetual Dress Watch DIY watchmaking kit is a great foundation to start with. It comes with all the parts, tools, and instructions that you need to build your very own timepiece. With 5 different dial colors to choose from, there's sure to be at least one variant that tickles your fancy. With Seiko modding (and watch modding in general), the permutations can be overwhelming. This is why our DIY Watch Kits are a great place to start if you're experiencing "Analysis Paralysis" and don't know where to start. You can also check out this video of "Watch Me Build It" featuring our watchkit if you'd like to learn more about what it's like to assemble your very own watch for yourself or a loved one (or both!).

If you don't want to buy an entire kit, and instead want a bit more autonomy when it comes to choosing your mod parts, you can start off with our NMK936 36mm Explorer Case Bundle instead. Thereafter, you can decide what dial and hands you want to use to complete your watch build.


Seiko modding enables individuals to embark on a path of horological creativity, breathing new life into their watches while embracing the spirit of Rolex. It is a journey of self-expression, where the artistry of customization intertwines with the heritage and timeless elegance of the Oyster Perpetual. Its 36mm size, harmoniously catering to both men and women, transcends conventions and invites personal style to take center stage. Seamlessly intertwined with the art of Seiko modding, the Oyster Perpetual becomes a canvas for horological creativity, where individuals can pay homage to the timeless allure of Rolex while embracing their own unique vision. 

Juni 21, 2023 — Glen H