Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Making my own watch (3)

Good news: all the case blanks and bezels have been machined with two samples polished, ready for final inspection. As I type this, the cases are already on their way and soon will have them in my hand!

We have reached the point of no return where any mistake is irreversible. Whether the movement will align as it should, is there enough clearance for dial and hands? Is the engineered estimate of water resistance as per specification? And most importantly, how does the watch feel on the wrist?

Oh, yes - all the winding crowns are done too!

Assuming all goes well, the next step is engraving and completion of the dial and hands design which should not take more than 6-8 weeks, including dial prototype and final production run.

Finally, once all the components are in stock, I will start the assembly of each individual watch, one piece at the time.

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