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    Making your own watch

    Hey everyone,

    Im considering making my own watch. Can you fellow WUSer provide some info where i could and should buy the movement, case, dial etc.

    Any info will be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Making your own watch

    Ofrei.com, cousinsuk.com and of course fleabay

    For your first build maybe a A6497/8 based project. You could probably put the whole thing together for like $150US.

    Good luck and have fun


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    Re: Making your own watch

    Also esslinger.com
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    Re: Making your own watch

    I just finished that project! It was an exercise in patience and humility. But in the end, the results were (to me), nothing short of amazing! I wear mine nearly daily now, leaving the Rolex at home to collect dust.

    PM me if you want any suggestions.

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    Re: Making your own watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Genebe View Post
    I just finished that project! It was an exercise in patience and humility. But in the end, the results were (to me), nothing short of amazing! I wear mine nearly daily now, leaving the Rolex at home to collect dust.

    PM me if you want any suggestions.
    Good stuff! Can you post a pic?
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    Re: Making your own watch

    Also check out the "school" on TimeZone dot com under the Resources tab. The suggested package of tools and parts to be used while taking the PDF-based course comes with a basic movement, or you can buy your own. The course leads you through all the basics, where you disassemble and reassemble the ETA 2801 movement. The ofrei website has a great inventory of cases, hands, etc. There are several parts you'll need to purchase that don't show up on a list of what you'll need to case that movement -- the dial rest support and possibly the hour wheel to name two. Good luck!
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