As a modder of watches, mostly Seikos, I couldn't help but attempt an homage mod of the 1963 Seagull chrono when I saw an inexpensive faux-chrono on the Bay that had some similarities. It only has working day/date/24-hour sub-dials and a plated base metal case, but at less than $20, it was hard to talk myself out of trying it. I also find it immensely funny to do a homage to an affordable $200 watch, albeit a well known one among these WIS circles.
Here's the watch in its original form.
After I disassembled the watch, the Laogeshi brand marker proved easy to remove with a nudge of a toothpick and the Bergeon hands removal protection pad. I had also thought of removing the hour markers to paint them gold with my Krylon paint pen, but decided against it, as I prefer the silver markers more (I've always preferred the panda and reverse-panda dials, but think 42mm is too big for my tastes.)
I found 3mm star shapes on the Bay, as well, and used Krylon markers to give it a coat of red for the star. It's a bit flat, compared to the metal trim on the original, but works, I think. Did the same thing with the blue seconds hand.
I reassembled everything back together. Getting the pushers for the day/date sub-dials to line up and work was a bit tricky.
And then here it is on my wrist.
Not bad for a homage mod, $25 all-in?