Long time lurker and first time poster. I'm finally hoping to try to build (okay, assemble) my own watch some day. One of the things I've been working on is a way to create a custom dial. I thought I'd share my first somewhat successful attempt. This was a brass plate etched in a salt water electrolysis bath for about an hour. The design/image resist was the toner from a laser printer on a special toner transfer paper. Not too shabby, especially from farther away. This up close scan shows the bite on the brass wasn't the cleanest. The dial on the left is 35.5 mm and on the right is about 39 mm. Patina created with a dunk in some liver of sulphur and then the high points buffed out. I'm a bit concerned about the thickness of the dials at about .75 mm, but I can always sand the heck out of the back of them if I need to. Maybe this is a process people already use quite a bit?