Islander Northport Mod

I really like the Islander Northport, but the glossy orange bezel insert of this "Fireball" model always bothered me. It made the watch look bigger than it is (like an all-dial effect). So I finally decided to replace the bezel insert with a black one, just in time for Halloween!

This matte black insert looks much better to me, and makes the whole watch look more proportional and more toolish. While the insert was removed, I also brushed the top surface of the bezel which was originally polished. This mod was pretty easy and turned out great. I'm very pleased with the result.

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I Love some of these dial colors!

Yeah, I agree with you on the reasoning behind making the change and your execution makes it look great!

Much better. Your bezel mod gives it more gravitas.

Vary nice!!! I'm shocked how nice that bezel insert lines up.

Well done sir! A marked improvement 馃憤

Sort of like it went from wearing a bright hoodie to a tux. 馃ぃ

Nice upgrade鈥

Personally, I liked it before, it all seems a little more muted now but who am I? I like a lairy watch once in a while.

The only person in the world who has to like it is you, f*ck what the rest of us think LOL 馃槢

I love the sense of pride that comes with this

Chairman_Bored

Personally, I liked it before, it all seems a little more muted now but who am I? I like a lairy watch once in a while.

The only person in the world who has to like it is you, f*ck what the rest of us think LOL 馃槢

We all have our preferences and that's fine. I'm definitely more of a muted colors kind of guy, so this suits me better.

Ian_Dangerously

I love the sense of pride that comes with this

It's definitely satisfying to modify something and have it turn out just as good as imagined.