There have been a few people asking about suitable mill types for watchmaking. From what I have read, the two best and affordable are the Taig and the Sherline. My question is whether CNC is required to make a dial, or whether a manual mill will be able to perform a suitable job? Obviously this answer depends on the complexity of the dial, but lets think something simple, maybe along the lines of a Pyrolume watch dial.
Is it possible to cut out a dial blank and cut out some simple index marks on a manual mill? Or is CNC required for this type of work?