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  1. Breitling Web Summit on the 26th Aug

    Breitling
    Ok, well Breitling has a web summit advertised for the 26th. Who's planning to log in and what are you expecting/hoping to see? My answers: 1. Yes 2. I expect a new ladies watch line (the Galactic is dead and GK has been promising a dedicated ladies watch in late 2020) I wonder if we'll see...
  2. Solar movements ?

    Affordable watches
    Hello ;=) I'm looking for solar movements watches. Can you please help me ? It maybe a Chinese watch with a Chinese solar movement (is this possible ? i'm wondering if there is a Chinese company able to provide solar movements for watches) Or it maybe a Japanese solar movement (Citizen, Seiko...
  3. Watch Enthusiasts Have Created A Monster!!

    Public Forum
    This will be a rant, of sorts. So it goes. I'd love to hear any and all thoughts about what I am about to say. I think it's a topic we need to talk about more. As watch collecting has become more and more popular, and more and more watch collecting info has come from other enthusiast watch...
  4. Movement Types and Differences

    Watchmaking
    I am fairly new to the watch world and have picked up on some basics. I know that their are 3 types of movements in mechanical, automatic, and quartz and I understand the differences between them.I know that there are differences between Swiss, Japan, German, etc. movements. I have a question on...
  5. Watch cleaning machines and solutions on a budget

    Watchmaking
    Hello everyone and happy 4th of July! There's tons of information about machines and solutions but it's all over the place mixing professional and hobby level info. I'm hoping to get advice on a good choice for cleaning machine and solutions on a budget. In other words, the expense will be just...
  6. 90 new Seagull ST36 movements / Unitas 6498 clone handwinding cheapest of internet!!

    Watches - Books, Parts, Tools, Winders
    I almost never put something for sale here, mainly because I'm too lazy and because I usually sell at Uhrforum and the dutch Horlogeforum. But with this movement lot, it's better to sell outside Europe as well. So what do we have here? I have a box full of new Seagull ST36 / UNITAS 6497...
  7. case size vs movement

    Seiko
    Probably a silly question but here goes anyway: I "presume" that the case size is a function of the movement size inside that watch case, but it isn't. The SARB65 has a 40mm case and the SARB035 has a 38mm case. How is that extra 2mm in case size filled? When looking at an open case-back...
  8. Source for comparing movements

    Public Forum
    So, there are large numbers of small and micro watch brands out there these days. By and large, they're all buying movements. When there's no data given about the installed movement...that's never a good sign. I'll tend to just move on. But when they do...it doesn't say that much to me...
  9. Need help for making my own watch

    Public Forum
    Hello ladies and gentelmen, I want to make my own watch. I have a budget of $500. The problem is that I don't know where to begin and how to begin. Where do I get the movement from? Where do I get the dial from? Etc, etc. I am really exited to make my own watch. I wanted to do it for quite some...
  10. ETA 2824/2892 vs Miyota 9010/9015 - have the Japanese caught up to the Swiss?

    Public Forum
    Just curious. I'm really interested in a H20 Helberg CH6 right now and was going to hold off until they offer it with an ETA movement (which it seems like they're going to do based on the poll they're currently running on their site - bottom right portion of the page if you're interested) but...
  11. Where To Buy Movements & Other Watch Parts In Singapore?

    Public Forum
    Hi all my SG Friends!:-):-):-):-) I'm from Singapore and am interested in watchmaking. Was wondering if any one of you guys know where to buy new movements, movement holders, dial, hands etc in Singapore. Appreciate your responses!
  12. Buying a movement and an aftermarket case off ebay

    Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hello, I've been looking at some listings of vintage watches on ebay. I have also noticed that once in a while, someone will just list a movement for sale (Found a Tissot and a JLC so far) and not the complete watch. I was wondering whether it will be worthwhile to buy a working movement and...
  13. Three Stellar Manual Chronograph Side by Side Comparison, Absolutely Raw P...

    High-end watches
    When it comes down to showing off movements, it's sort of a Manual Chronograph Exclusive Thing. It really doesn't what the challenger, if any, is called - a tourbillon, a minute repeater or a perpertual, and who its maker is, any second of day be ready to get demolished if the decision is for it...
  14. source for buying mechanical movements in quantities ?

    Watchmaking
    Hi guys, I was wondering if stores such as cousinuk are selling movements in large quantities ? such as 40-50 lots ? or are there better sources for that ? I'm talking about chinese movements, such as seagull etc.. not ETA which I already know only swatch group brands can buy. Thanks,
  15. Books about watches

    Books, Tools, Winders & Other Watch Accessories
    Hi All, I'm new here and i was wondering if any of you could recommend a good book about learning watch movements. It's not that i want to become a watch repair person but i just want to learn more about watches, to understand what the jeweler is telling me or when meeting other watch fans...
  16. How I bought my first watch

    Public Forum
    Okay, the first thing that I need to make clear is that I am no expert in the field of watches. Just a very (very, very, very!) enthusiastic lover of all things watch related. I first got interested in watches about 8 years ago, shortly after getting married. I’d seen an advert by Brietling at...
  17. Any other swiss mechanical-automatic movements besides ETA?

    Public Forum
    Hi guys, I have been looking for some swiss movements for projects and some watch building hobbies for a while now. I have only been able to find eta swiss movements at their typical huge prices, and this is exactly what I don't want. Does anyone know of suppliers, besides ofrei.com, that...
  18. Dial Compatibility: Vostok to ETA (Beginner--kindness please!)

    Watchmaking
    Hello, I am gathering the parts to be assembled into a custom watch for myself. This is my first attempt at such an endeavor. I'm planning on having a local watchmaker help me with assembly, but I want to get as many of the parts as I can all ready to go. The dial I like was originally on a...
  19. Combined 12- and 24-hour movement - is there one?

    Watchmaking
    I'm working on a unique (I believe) niche watch concept, and currently doing very early research on it. The movement should have a regular 12-hour hand with a minute hand, and possibly seconds. In addition, it should have a second hour-hand, but this one running at full 24 hours per rotation...
  20. Certina vintage automatic movements

    Public Forum
    Does anyone know the differences between the Certina 25 series from the 60s, versus the high beat ones from the 70s? The 70s ones had a higher beat rate but were there any more differences? And what about the older 28 series that pre dates it? Anyone have opinions on the quality of their...
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