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  1. Russian watches
    Hi all, I changed the crown on my vostok amphibia. The process of removing the back was smooth, the problems started back when I put everything back together... The issue is the same is I put the old crown or the new crown. I had hard time putting back the crown in place. I could push it...
  2. Watch Concepts & Designs
    I am designing a case that I had in mind. The project takes more than 5 years. He was asleep several times and every now and then he made a little progress. As I said several times here, mechanics are not my thing, even though I have many machines. Various lathes, milling machines (a 4-axis...
  3. Omega
    I have a 2017 Speedmaster Professional Hesalite that I bought second hand this year. It wasn't worn much before me but I've used it nearly daily for 5 months now. Recently the crown has become a little harder to turn and has a noticeable "squeaky" feel as I turn it. Could it already be time for...
  4. Public Forum
    Hi all, Ok, I've got so many questions. It's been about a year since I've started really nerding out about watches and after hours and hours of rigorous (free) research about watchmaking, I've just purchased an ETA 6497-1 movement and I'm ready to start doing some tinkering! I've picked out a...
  5. Watchmaking
    Hey everyone! I would like to share a project that I've been working on for a while. After a few different variations, I think that this is my final design for the time being. Project background: For many in this hobby, applications like Toolwatch are great because they allow you to determine...
  6. Books, Tools, Winders & Other Watch Accessories
    I have this problem: one of my watches has a mechanism which does not have the possibility to adjust the date manually. I have to turn the time forward long enough to arrive to the correct date. This means I either have to keep it running by wearing it, manually winding it every other day (might...
  7. Books, Tools, Winders & Other Watch Accessories
    After 2 previous attempts at watch display/storage concepts, I think I've come up with something that 1) is convenient and 2) is aesthetically decent (even has the wife's seal of approval; thus her watches have been added to the mix.) It's an old wooden bottle rack I picked up at the local junk...
  8. Accutron, Bulova, and Caravelle
    I'm working on a project, and I need a long stem to put in an Accutron II movement. The one that came with it doesn't reach long enough. What stem do I need to get to put a crown on?
  9. Public Forum
    Hi, I've been trying to remove a silver mirrored Invicta logo from inside of the crystal of one of their watches. The black paint on the back didn't respond to acetone or MEK, so I scraped it off easily enough. However, there's a silver foil like part still stuck, so the logo is actually...
  10. Books, Tools, Winders & Other Watch Accessories
    I have nothing against watch boxes but I like to be able to see my motley assortment of wrist watches on display (plus, it's convenient for keeping the solar-powered watches topped up.) I've taken a crack at a DIY watch display stand before (somewhere on this forum are pictures of a Fender...
  11. Seiko
    Hey guys, thought I'd share a little video I did showing how I change the crystal on a Seiko Tuna, specifically a 7549-7000. The process is the same for all other tunas.
  12. Casio G-Shock
    This is going to be my 1000th post here on WUS, and may I present the most beautiful G I've ever owned yet... Okay, I confess. This isn't the real deal and I'd probably never afford the real Burton G. But it's pretty darned close and I'm completely in love with it. The Burton-1CR Rangeman...
  13. Affordable watches
    Hey guys, I did one of these projects a few months back and forgot to post something about it l, and now more recently helped a buddy out with his own Timex mod and thought I would post some pics and a write up for anyone who is interested to see. First, I covered the watch crystal with...
  14. Books, Tools, Winders & Other Watch Accessories
    I've been admiring all of the DIY cases here, and I thought to try making my own. I wanted something big enough to fit at least two watches plus straps & tools, yet small enough to fit unobtrusively in my backpack. I love all the Pelican mods, but I wanted to do something a little bit...
  15. Dive watches
    I tried to make a custom strap for my Piranha. Here's how it turned out. Please share any thoughts or criticisms or general strap/colour ideas! The girlfriend has a set of basic leather crafting tools and materials, so I thought I'd try my hand at some fun DIY/crafts. After a belt-type watch...
  16. Apple Watches
    This $97 Kit Plates Your Apple Watch in 24k Gold Just because you don’t have an extra $10,000 lying around to buy a gold Apple Watch doesn’t mean you can’t have one. One company has created a way to play your Apple Watch in 24k gold for just $97. You can check out a video of the process from...
  17. Watchmaking, How To's and Technical Resources
    Just curious anybody done the online tutorial on 7s26 movement with Nick Hacko? Did you find it helped a lot in getting started? Mods feel free to move this if it is not appropriate here, Thanks.
  18. Watchmaking
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6BeFQbLhiM I thought people might like to see how I electro-etch copper dials for 6497 and 6498 watches. Enjoy! Please don't ask me any questions about the brand or business as such discussions are prohibited without a paid forum-sponsorship (which I can't...
  19. Public Forum
    Roughly the same size as the last version, but what I call a mono-block style. 2mm thick sapphire crystal, yet uncompleted titanium band, and titanium crown. I have to machine out a movement holder, and will get the watch finalized next week. I will be having the watch rated for water resistance...
  20. Watchmaking
    Hello, I wanted to show you the latest watch that I built 100% by myself. It is my own design and I made all visible parts by myself: pointers, dail, glas, bezel, housing, back cover, strap. Most of the components are made of aluminium (AlMg3). The main reason is, that this material is easier...
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