The debate about customised watches after they have left the factory is one that has been raging for generations. Is personalising your a watch a laudable expression of individuality?* Or is it a crass bastardisation of the very art of watchmaking? Here, Nick Kenyon and James Robinson tackle the debate head on. Nick Kenyon – The For Argument One of the reasons that I am both appreciative and incredibly lucky to have been born in Australia, is there is the freedom to pretty much do whatever you want, so long as you aren't hurting or defaming anyone else in the process. I'm able to express myself however I choose, whether that's in the way I dress, the things I do, or the things that I say. These exact principles should also apply to the world of watch collecting. If someone decides to modify their new watch, it has absolutely nothing to do with anyone else other than them and their watchmaker. After all, there are innumerable reasons that a person might be interested in the world of watches, including their sense of style and how they present themselves to the world. If they decide to DLC-coat their watch or cover…

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