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    Producers of blanks for dials

    Im a student of IE business school doing a research on watch industry, more particularly - dials industry. Can you please recommend any sources of info on blanks producers supplying dial blanks to 3rd parties or maybe name several most important ones?


    Any info/leads will be highly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Re: Producers of blanks for dials

    Quote Originally Posted by randomcherokee View Post
    Im a student of IE business school doing a research on watch industry, more particularly - dials industry. Can you please recommend any sources of info on blanks producers supplying dial blanks to 3rd parties or maybe name several most important ones?


    Any info/leads will be highly appreciated. Thanks!
    Almost every watch dial manufacturer is capable of manufacturing dial blanks and does. That's because it's so simple that even a jeweler can do it, and for that matter anyone with basic tools can stamp them out by hand if necessary. So it's absolutely nothing for dial printers, who are equipped to do precision stamping to make applied numbers and appliques to do something as simple as blanking dials and hard soldering on legs. Blanking dies for dials are simple to make and almost every tool and die supplier has large assortments of rounds, squares and what have for sale for all the standard stamping presses. The material dials are made of varies greatly now depending on how they will be treated. Depending on whether the dial will be printed, anodized, plated or colored by some other method, different types of metal are used. Watch dial printers buy and sell applied numbers between each other as well as appliques, although there are several specialized makers of applied numbers and appliques. Basically every large scale dial printer that is supplying watch manufacturers has a full machine shop and tool and die shop. Indeed, several of them have well enough developed machining facilities to sub contract watch parts and movement decoration.

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    Re: Producers of blanks for dials

    Ok, thanks a lot Somewhere else

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