I've recently jumped off the deep-end into this watch-making hobby... I'm loving learning about this stuff, however I find it quite frustrating trying to procure good quality parts. I've got a decent amount of denaro to invest in parts and I don't want to spend it on cheap parts from China or cases/straps that will fall apart.
I thought I'd start a thread on where everyone procures their parts and/or if they've found a really interesting distributor.
I'm asking if anyone knows where I can find good quality case manufacturers. Who are you using or where are you finding these cases?
I realize that many will say Ofrei, however I'm not a big fan of their cases for Unitas 6497/98 cases due to the printed lettering on the back (i.e. should be engraved in the metal) and lack of design options.
I'm a huge fan of Hamilton field officer cases, but I don't want to buy the whole watch ;) Very unique designed cases would be very helpful as well.