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  1. Watchmaking
    Hello everyone! This is a bit of a shot in the dark but you never know! Long ago, I bought a Vantage parking meter watch like the one in the picture, with the aim to restore it. I bought it quite relatively cheap because it's quite beat up. Unfortunately, amongst many other issues, the...
  2. Public Forum
    Hey guys, I have been looking at a lot of watches without seconds hands and noticed they have a little finishing/disc/cover where the hand should be over the end of the pinion. Does anyone know what that part is actually called? I had seen them somewhere but completely forgot what they are...
  3. Watchmaking
    I am working on creating a custom watch but having issues with watch hands. I have looked at previous posts here with similar questions but couldn't find a concrete answer. I am looking to make my watch hands by laser cutting, however, the outer taper is what I am having trouble with. In...
  4. Affordable watches
    Long time lurker and first time thread starter! So my grail has been a Speedmaster for a long long time. And now that has been superseeded by.... (Stolen Pic) I know it is a Speedmaster (First Omega in Space)... but... I love the Alpha hands. This is not a post about speedies, but a call for...
  5. Public Forum
    I think I may have accidentally pulled off the pinion for my small second hand. Is there a small second hand pinion? Is it called something else? In the quest to improve the water resistance of my Omega Seamaster 2576, I had to replace the small second hand. I installed a small second hand that...
  6. Watchmaking
    Hi all, noob here, but long time stalker. I've become quite intrigued with the whole watch making process, as many of you have. I have decided to give a go at making my own hands and possibly a dial. By hand of course. No stamping or pre-manufactured parts. Here is a first attempt with sculpting...
  7. Watchmaking
    Hello, I started just my own amateur project on which I took a automatic watch I bought once. After receiving the watch I found out it was a fake of a certain brand. I thought it still looked good, but I prefer a homage so I never took the fake one around for a day. Yesterday I grabbed the...
  8. Watchmaking
    i will be more than thankfull if someone can help we with a name or a link of supplier of vareity of watch hands that will fitt to miyota movments
  9. Books, Tools, Winders & Other Watch Accessories
    i am looking for miyota watch hands supplier. i want to choose the hands from existing catalog. the second parts are not marked watch backs
  10. Watch Concepts & Designs
    Hello, I've been working on a custom watch design, and the final hurdle is finding someone who can make custom watch hands. I've looked all over various forums and websites, but can't seem to find anyone who can make watch hands to my specifications. They will be for an ETA 902.101 movement, so...
  11. Russian watches
    I am trying hard to digest and organize the shared expertise here . I have noticed two different hands in use on the Vostock watches. The manual wind "Amphibia" seem to use the hands with the "Arrow"Hour hand. The Autowind " Komandirskie " seems to use the straight "Narrow" hands. Just...
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