CUSTOM CASIO WATCHES BY ERIC THURN - CERTIFIED* NYLON CUTTER



Let me make my case for why you should buy a custom Casio from ARCH-MOD.


I made ARCH-MOD to solve one key problem.


The problem

EXHIBIT A

Notice how there's a major gap between the strap and the width of the watch?This is because the width of the watch, top and bottom, is roughly 22.5mm, while the width of the lugs themselves is only 18mm. This issue is present not only on the F-91W, but on most Casio watches as well, including the A159/A168s, AE-1200/1300s, LF-20Ws, and many more models. And if you ask me, it looks ridiculous.This is an issue on almost every modded Casio you'll find online. It's always bothered me, but most people in the Casio modding scene seem to turn a blind eye to it.

The solution

Most people will simply opt for a standard 18mm strap to fit easily to the 18mm lugs of their Casio, while others will use adapters to fit wider straps to the watch. I wasn't satisfied with either of these options, so I developed a simple yet effective method to adjust full-width 22mm nylon straps to ensure a perfect fit. Have a look:

EXHIBIT B


The result

Looks far better, don't you agree?

By carefully measuring, cutting and heat-sealing, I've developed a simple yet effective method to adjust these straps to fit perfectly to the width of these watches.Nylon is not an easy material to cut as it is prone to fraying, so it needs to be heated in the areas where it will be cut before notching. It is generally a finnicky process, so I only have a few of these watches in stock at a time.If you're interested, you can take a look at a full list of all custom Casios I've released, as well as their availability and prices below.





W H A T  A R E  Y O U  A F T E R ?

Casio watches modded by yours truly.Precisely notched 22mm straps, negative / coloured LCDs, NFC chips, you name it.

Original Casio straps, strap adapters, spring bar removal toolsFor your DIY modding needs.




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F-91W STRAPS


• Original strap• New / removed from new F-91W• Both standard black and clear available• Original spring bars included•Will fit other similar Casio models, as long as they have 18mm lugs





£7.00






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A 1 5 8







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F - 9 1 W







F - 9 1 W







F - 9 1 W

BLACKSILVER 







F - 9 1 W

RETROCHROMA







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£129.00

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DESCRIPTION

NEGATIVE LCD + 24MM ZULU STRAP

+ LETTERING REMOVAL


The Casio Royale - reimagined for stealth.The AE-1200 PHANTOM is an aesthetic reinterpretation of the classic Casio Royale. The watch is unified in all-black through the addition of a custom, hand-notched 24mm leather strap with black buckles and keepers. A negative display mod has been performed, along with lettering removal on both the case and faceplate with only the Casio logo and minutes indicators left. Durable, lightweight, practical - now with a touch of class.


BUY



I have probably inhaled more nylon in the past month
heat-sealing these straps than most people will in their lifetime


A-M
EC

© ARCH-MOD / EC Thurn 2024


All trademarks pertaining to Casio
belong to Casio Computer Co., Ltd.




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A 1 5 8



£99.00








DESCRIPTION

NEGATIVE LCD + 22MM NATO STRAP


The A158 RETROSILVER is an aesthetic upgrade to the original Casio A158W.The RETROSILVER mod is not intended to overhaul the look, but rather to enhance it. This was done with the addition of a high quality nylon strap in combination with a negative LCD to match the black watch face.The original metal strap has been replaced with a quality 22mm NATO nylon strap in blue-green-red, precisely notched to fit the full width of the watch, ensuring a proportional look.
It has been heat-sealed to prevent any fraying.
Although still a nylon strap, you may find that this type of strap is considerably softer and more comfortable than most NATO nylon straps due to the seatbelt-style nylon used in its construction.


NYLON NOTCHING

Most people will simply opt for a standard 18mm strap to fit easily to the 18mm lugs of the A158, while others will use adapters to fit wider straps to the watch. I wasn't satisfied with either of these options, so I developed a simple yet effective method to adjust these nylon straps to ensure a perfect fit.I think you'll like it.


BUY


I have probably inhaled more nylon in the past month
heat-sealing these straps than most people will in their lifetime


A-M
EC

© ARCH-MOD / EC Thurn 2024


All trademarks pertaining to Casio
belong to Casio Computer Co., Ltd.




INTRODUCING

F - 9 1 W



£89.00








DESCRIPTION

NEGATIVE LCD + 22MM NATO STRAP


What if we took the F-91W; a practical, no-frills watch, flipped it on its head and made it into something rather glamorous? Well, the F-91W ROYAL is exactly that.Modifications include a negative LCD mod to blend with the rest of the black faceplate, and a navy blue strap with gold buckles to match the gold-coloured case of the watch.The original resin strap has been replaced with a quality 22mm NATO nylon strap in navy blue with a gold buckle, precisely notched to fit the full width of the watch, ensuring a proportional look.
It has been heat-sealed to prevent any fraying.


NYLON NOTCHING

Most people will simply opt for a standard 18mm strap to fit easily to the 18mm lugs of the F-91W, while others will use adapters to fit wider straps to the watch. I wasn't satisfied with either of these options, so I developed a simple yet effective method to adjust these nylon straps to ensure a perfect fit.I think you'll like it.


BUY


I have probably inhaled more nylon in the past month
heat-sealing these straps than most people will in their lifetime


A-M
EC

© ARCH-MOD / EC Thurn 2024


All trademarks pertaining to Casio
belong to Casio Computer Co., Ltd.




INTRODUCING

AE - 1200



£109.99








DESCRIPTION

AMBER LCD + 24MM ZULU STRAP + LETTERING REMOVAL


With its rugged, durable build, alongside its world time feature, I've always seen the Casio AE-1200 as a watch fit for explorers.The EXPLORER mod aims to do the AE-1200 justice by building upon its aesthetic with the addition of a durable military Zulu strap and a splash of colour with the amber display. All text has been removed except for the Casio logo for a cleaner look.The original metal strap has been replaced with a 24mm Zulu nylon strap, precisely notched to fit the full width of the watch, ensuring a proportional look. It has been heat-sealed to prevent any fraying.


NYLON NOTCHING

Most people will simply opt for a standard 18mm strap to fit easily to the 18mm lugs of the AE-1200, while others will use adapters to fit wider straps to the watch. I wasn't satisfied with either of these options, so I developed a simple yet effective method to adjust these nylon straps to ensure a perfect fit.I think you'll like it.


BUY


I have probably inhaled more nylon in the past month
heat-sealing these straps than most people will in their lifetime


A-M
EC

© ARCH-MOD / EC Thurn 2024


All trademarks pertaining to Casio
belong to Casio Computer Co., Ltd.




INTRODUCING

F - 9 1 W



£105.00

SOLD OUT







DESCRIPTION

NEGATIVE LCD + 22MM NATO STRAP


The F-91W RACER is a combination of style and practicality, aiming to do the rarer, discontinued F-91WG-9QER model justice by expanding on the black-yellow-red colour combo with a custom NATO strap and negative display.The original resin strap has been replaced with a 22mm seatbelt-style NATO strap in black-yellow-red with bronze buckles, precisely notched to fit the full width of the watch, ensuring a proportional look.
It has been heat-sealed to prevent any fraying.


NYLON NOTCHING

Most people will simply opt for a standard 18mm strap to fit easily to the 18mm lugs of the F-91W, while others will use adapters to fit wider straps to the watch. I wasn't satisfied with either of these options, so I developed a simple yet effective method to adjust these nylon straps to ensure a perfect fit.I think you'll like it.


BUY



I have probably inhaled more nylon in the past month
heat-sealing these straps than most people will in their lifetime


A-M
EC

© ARCH-MOD / EC Thurn 2024


All trademarks pertaining to Casio
belong to Casio Computer Co., Ltd.




INTRODUCING

F - 9 1 W

RETROCHROMA



£89.00







DESCRIPTION

NEGATIVE LCD + 22MM NATO STRAP


The F-91W RETROCHROMA mod pays tribute to the bright, contrasting retro colours of the original Casio F-91W. I've been wanting to perform this mod for a while now but could never quite find the right strap to match the blue-red-yellow of this model until I found just the right one from a small strap store, allowing me to finally complete this mod.The F-91W RETROCHROMA features a standard negative LCD mod. It looks better on some watches than others, with this model being a perfect fit as the now yellow digits go very well along
with the yellow accents on the faceplate.
The original resin strap has been replaced with a quality 22mm NATO nylon strap in blue-red-green, precisely notched to fit the full width of the watch, ensuring a proportional look.
It has been heat-sealed to prevent any fraying.


NYLON NOTCHING

Most people will simply opt for a standard 18mm strap to fit easily to the 18mm lugs of the F-91W, while others will use adapters to fit wider straps to the watch. I wasn't satisfied with either of these options, so I developed a simple yet effective method to adjust these nylon straps to ensure a perfect fit.I think you'll like it.


BUY


I have probably inhaled more nylon in the past month
heat-sealing these straps than most people will in their lifetime


A-M
EC

© ARCH-MOD / EC Thurn 2024


All trademarks pertaining to Casio
belong to Casio Computer Co., Ltd.




INTRODUCING

F - 9 1 W

BLACKSILVER 



£89.00



DESCRIPTION

NEGATIVE LCD + 22MM NATO STRAP


Monochrome has always been my favourite colour scheme. It only makes sense then, that I launch this new project of mine with a Casio F-91W modded with this minimal yet tasteful colour palette.The F-91W BLACKSILVER features a standard negative LCD mod, blending the display with the rest of the black faceplate for a sleek, seamless look.Most unique to ARCH-MOD is the precisely notched 22mm quality NATO strap in black + grey, fitted perfectly to the watch and heat-sealed to prevent any fraying.


NYLON NOTCHING

Most people will simply opt for a standard 18mm strap to fit easily to the 18mm lugs of the F-91W, while others will use adapters to fit wider straps to the watch. I wasn't satisfied with either of these options, so I developed a simple yet effective method to adjust these nylon straps to ensure a perfect fit.I think you'll like it.


BUY


I have probably inhaled more nylon in the past month
heat-sealing these straps than most people will in their lifetime


A-M
EC

© ARCH-MOD / EC Thurn 2024


All trademarks pertaining to Casio
belong to Casio Computer Co., Ltd.





ABOUT / FAQ


ARCH-MOD

Started in April of 2023 by Eric Thurn, ARCH-MOD (abbreviated A-M) is a small sole-trader business selling hand-modified Casio watches, as well as tools for your own DIY modding.Its aim is to make visual and functional improvements to a wide range of Casio watches. High quality straps and cohesive colour schemes are guaranteed as part of all mods offered by ARCH-MOD.ARCH-MOD currently offers modifications such as custom-notched straps, negative or coloured LCDs, programmable NFC chip mods, lettering removal/custom lettering, and more.


STORE.ARCH-MOD.COM

store.arch-mod.com is a subdomain for arch-mod.com operating as the store page for ARCH-MOD. Unfortunately due to the limitations of the website builder I use, a separate subdomain needs to be used for the e-commerce section of the site. This is an extension of the main site.


PURCHASES / TRANSACTIONS

All on-site transactions and data are securely processed by PayPal, an online payment system operating since 1998. A PayPal account is not necessary for checkout, but can be used if you have one.


ITEM CONDITION / WARRANTY

- All items sold by ARCH-MOD are new, have never been used, and come with the original papers.- All items are fully tested prior to shipping, so faults are unlikely.- I do not offer long-term warranty. However, I do offer a 14 day return/exchange period in case any fault crops up within that time. See below section for details.- The modifications I perform usually involve opening the watch and modifying internal components, so Casio warranty is void or very limited.


RETURNS POLICY

I accept returns/exchanges within a 14 day time window in case of faults, in which case you will receive a full refund for the amount you purchased the item for, or the exchange item of your choosing plus or minus any price differences.A faulty product is defined as: where one or more of the aspects of the item received do not match the description, either functionally or cosmetically.If this applies to you, reach out to me at the address below.


CONTACT

For any enquiries, feel free to contact me via email at: archmod.contact@gmail.com - I usually respond within 24hrs.





NICE TO MEET YOU. I'M

ERIC THURN



I'm a student of business & finance, hobbyist photographer, artist & designer, and watch modder based in York, England.I got my first Casio watch, the W-86, when I was a teenager in secondary school. Although it was very simple, I loved the functional, retro design. I didn't care much for watches at the time, but this unassuming timepiece was ultimately what sparked my later interest in horology.I've also always been a tinkerer, restoring old laptops and modding android devices since my teenage years.Today I am a major watch enthusiast. I particularly love vintage pilot chronographs and field watches. But my respect and appreciation for the simplicity, efficiency and unique look of Casio's digital watches has never dwindled - only grown.It is no wonder then, that my history with Casio watches, combined with my background in technology and design has led me to this hobby of mine; watch modding, and the resulting creation of ARCH-MOD.If interested, you can find a portfolio of the rest of my work here