Field Watch Making Project - Page 3
Like Tree37Likes

Thread: Field Watch Making Project

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 49
  1. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    India
    Posts
    174

    Re: Field Watch Making Project

    glued to this thread. keep coming pls

  2. #22
    Member INTERIMLAMB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Japan
    Posts
    109

    Re: Field Watch Making Project

    Thank you everyone!
    This is continuation.

    Today's job is making of the crown, though it is a dummy.

    Diameter of an alumi-bar was reduced to 6.5mm.
    Name:  fw_073.jpg
Views: 183
Size:  89.5 KB

    It is moved to the milling machine, and twelve lines are made on the surface of crown.
    Name:  fw_074.jpg
Views: 180
Size:  74.7 KBName:  fw_075.jpg
Views: 180
Size:  100.4 KB

    Back to the lathe again. The crown body is cut apart from the bar at 4.5mm thickness. And then the opposite side is trimmed and smoothed.
    Name:  fw_076.jpg
Views: 180
Size:  63.6 KBName:  fw_077.jpg
Views: 180
Size:  80.5 KB

    It is finished.
    At this time, I found my mistake! Size of its diameter was wrong. It must be 6.0mm correctly. Why didn't I realize it earlier...? Anyway, I will use it as it is without concern.
    Name:  fw_078.jpg
Views: 180
Size:  74.4 KBName:  fw_080.jpg
Views: 182
Size:  100.3 KB

    All case parts are finished! Next is assembling!
    Name:  fw_079.jpg
Views: 178
Size:  136.7 KB

    That's all for today!

  3. #23
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    27

    Re: Field Watch Making Project

    Spectacular project! Do you have a name for the watch?

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #24
    Member boci202A's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    Calgary, AB Canada
    Posts
    64
    WOW, good for you. This is very impressive, keep up the great work and keep us posted.

  6. #25
    Member INTERIMLAMB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Japan
    Posts
    109

    Re: Field Watch Making Project

    Quote Originally Posted by steve77 View Post
    Spectacular project! Do you have a name for the watch?
    How do you think about using Japanese words?

    Hello!

    Finally, I've reached assembling process.

    Lug bars are pushed into the lug holes. Easy and smooth.
    Name:  fw_081.jpg
Views: 160
Size:  89.9 KBName:  fw_082.jpg
Views: 163
Size:  82.9 KB
    Name:  fw_083.jpg
Views: 157
Size:  103.5 KB

    As menshoned, I use commercial M1.4 cap screws to fix the bezel and the caseback to the mainbody.
    Attachment 14003095

    First is a side of caseback, the inner ring is already inserted.
    Name:  fw_086.jpg
Views: 160
Size:  93.7 KBName:  fw_087.jpg
Views: 157
Size:  94.9 KB
    Name:  fw_088.jpg
Views: 156
Size:  99.1 KB

    Next is bezel side.
    Name:  fw_089.jpg
Views: 153
Size:  91.9 KBName:  fw_090.jpg
Views: 156
Size:  107.1 KB

    Assembling is completed!
    Name:  fw_091.jpg
Views: 158
Size:  128.1 KBName:  fw_092.jpg
Views: 158
Size:  119.6 KB
    Name:  fw_093.jpg
Views: 158
Size:  82.8 KB

    By the way, I bought a black NATO strap at ¥100 shop DAISO. Is the shop also in your town?
    20mm width is only available, the color is black or khaki green.
    Attachment 14003123Name:  fw_095.jpg
Views: 158
Size:  165.7 KB

    The buckle is made from stainless steel. Length is about 260mm, a bit shorter? Thickness looks like average.
    Name:  fw_098.jpg
Views: 156
Size:  118.1 KBName:  fw_099.jpg
Views: 159
Size:  107.8 KB
    Name:  fw_096.jpg
Views: 158
Size:  126.8 KBName:  fw_097.jpg
Views: 156
Size:  102.7 KB
    Name:  fw_100.jpg
Views: 158
Size:  144.7 KB

    Now, let's through it to the lugs. I feel its material is slightly weaker than proper one, but I can agree that when it costs only ¥100.
    Name:  fw_101.jpg
Views: 159
Size:  114.9 KBName:  fw_102.jpg
Views: 154
Size:  117.7 KB

    I feel it fairly good even on my small wrist. However, there are some issues I have to think. I intend to make improvements to some points of the plan. I've not finished dial design yet.
    Attachment 14003149Name:  fw_104.jpg
Views: 159
Size:  93.7 KB
    Name:  fw_105.jpg
Views: 155
Size:  94.7 KB

    I'll come back with a renewed plan. Thank you!
    Chascomm, Jeff Scott and dspt like this.

  7. #26
    Member Karriope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    290

    Re: Field Watch Making Project

    Quote Originally Posted by INTERIMLAMB View Post
    How do you think about using Japanese words?
    Perhaps something to draw attention to its origin as a personal project like... コゲイ?

    DEVELOPED IN DARKNESS

    MWW P. Marcidus | SNGLRTY OHI-4 | GallioTempo Trident | COA Studios Eclipse
    Steinhart Ocean Titanium 500 (A10) | Spinnaker Bradner
    Ball Engineer Master II Diver TMT (P1J) | Tudor Pelagos LHD | Tudor Black Bay Fifty Eight

  8. #27
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Cyprus
    Posts
    592

    Re: Field Watch Making Project

    Almost there. I am curious about the dial. Is the case made in stainless steel or aluminum? Any plan to polish it?

  9. #28
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Cyprus
    Posts
    592

    Re: Field Watch Making Project

    This weekend I spent some time working on a caseback for a project. Like your watch, the case back is made in stainless steel (304 grade). I had a hard time drilling holes in it and I am not sure it was because of the work hardening of the metal or due to poor quality drills. I just could not go deeper than 1 mm into the metal. Could you please share your drilling technique for stainless steel?

  10. #29
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    Posts
    36

    Re: Field Watch Making Project

    This is a super cool project and massive props for making something this cool from scratch for yourself! Love seeing the progress photos and can't wait to see more.

    I like the case shape (if a little too big for my personal tastes) and the lugs are really unique in shape. Good job!

  11. #30
    Member dan13rla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Helsinki/Finland
    Posts
    58

    Re: Field Watch Making Project

    This is amaaaazing! Would love to see more of your work. :)

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. Who makes the L.L. Bean Field Watch?
      By MadeInGermany in forum Public Forum
      Replies: 13
      Last Post: February 13th, 2013, 07:42
    2. FS: SOLD!!!! Perfect (97%+) Hamilton Khaki Field Officer Watch. Make me an offer!
      By Nokie in forum Watches - Private sellers and Sponsors
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: February 15th, 2012, 19:00
    3. Luminox Ultimate Field Watch just Arrived!!
      By robzilla in forum Affordable watches
      Replies: 6
      Last Post: October 5th, 2006, 19:13
    4. Watch making kit/ Parts Online Dealer. LINK
      By steve12345 in forum Affordable watches
      Replies: 1
      Last Post: August 19th, 2006, 20:06
    5. New Seiko 5 Field Watch Hommage coming.....
      By grosby in forum Pilots' & Military watches
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: April 29th, 2006, 21:36

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •