Hi, I am getting married and I thought it be a good idea to create custom watches for my fiancee and I.
I have pretty much sourced all the materials from ofrei.com and ebay ,at least for the mens watch. I plan on using a ETA 6498 or 6497 skeleton movement. I plan on having a couple of viewing ports on the front of the dial and an exhibition back on the case.
I don't want to use some generic dial, I would prefer to build my own. I have done an exhausting internet seach and have had little luck finding places that create custom dials from scratch - at least in volumes under 500. I have found many places that print dials with logos but I want to avoid those due to the fact they look cheap and I want this watch to be an heirloom piece. I really like the classy yet cutting edge (best way to secribe it) dial designs that many newer swiss watch makers employ.
I want to create a layered dial similar to this:
Note the rased chrono markers the hands sweep under.
Another example of the look that I am going for was actually posted here in another thread, by a startup company called Egard:
Note the clean layered lines.
So, now that you have somewhat of an idea of what I am shooting for, perhaps you can help with with materials. What sort of material would you suggest? Laminating plastics together? Enamel? Also, do you guys know where I can buy thin pieces of material? Place to buy markers?
Any help would be appreciated.