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    Re: Field Watch Making Project

    Niceee! Case starts taking shape. Keep it going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utzelu View Post
    Niceee! Case starts taking shape. Keep it going.
    Thank you! The next would be the cutting of upper side of lugs and the production of stainless lug bars.

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    Re: Field Watch Making Project

    mistake How can I delete post?
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    very cool!
    (and you can't delete the post, just leave it empty or with "double post" note)

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    Re: Field Watch Making Project

    Hi.
    Continuation.

    The upper side of lug has to be cut in round shape. Only by using Φ10mm end-mill.
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    On my wrist. This is getting its final shape.
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    And then, I'd like to form some depressions at inner space of the main body from both sides, those are fitting for bezel and caseback.
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    Finished in both sides, but I regret designing these part in a bit complicated. I intend to redesign it with simpler plan.
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    Next is 24mm length lug bars. They are made from Φ1.8mm SUS bar. Actually, it is measured 1.79mm.
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    They are arranged in 24mm length.
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    At lathe, I chamfer their edges. The work finished quickly.
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    I will open 1.78mm hole at crown side lug and 1.80mm hole at the other side.
    The lug bar will not easily come out from lug hole, even if the tightness of the hole becomes loose.
    Because it might be in crown-down position mostly, while we wear wristwatches.

    Φ1.7mm dent is made at first to avoid slip of the tip of drill, the hole center is pointed nextly. Lastly, 1.78 or 1.80 holes are drilled.
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    Its OK, tightness is just right.
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    That's all for today, thank you.
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    Re: Field Watch Making Project

    That is an amazing project! I'm impressed, great job and can't wait to see the finished product

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    Excellent progress images, really enjoyed looking through your work. I can understand using Ali for the prototype, it is so nice to work with compared to s/s

    In regard to the design, would you consider chamfering the edges, as previously mentioned, it looks like it will be irritating to wear.

    btw hose damn looks look so tedious :) Looking forward to seeing it all come together!

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    That looks great! I am curious to see what kind of finishing you will do.

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    Re: Field Watch Making Project

    Hello!
    Continuation.

    Front side of the mainbody needs eight M1.4 screw threads every 45 degrees. I have to tap each of them one by one by handwork.
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    As for this model, I decided to use ready-made M1.4x3 socket cap screw, which is not applied special design, on both side of bezel and caseback. If owners lost one of them accidentally, he could get new one easily at DIY shop or web shop and so on. They don't need to order special one at high price. I don't want to make this watch tiring.


    Bezel is also drilled and Φ2.6 countersinks are applied on it.
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    Nextly, Φ2 end-mill makes a notch 48 times on its outer rim.
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    It is finished finely!
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    Same as bezel, I have to make holes and some depressions on caseback.
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    In addition to that, at lathe, it is required to form slanting part on the surface of it.
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    That's all for today! Thank you!
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    This is awesome. Thanks for sharing and keep it up!

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