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Hi everyone! I am new to the forum (long-time reader, first-time posting). I have been interested in watches for years, but I can't afford to collect Swiss timepieces. So lately, I have been "scratching the itch" by learning about tinkering and amateur watchmaking. I decided to dive in, and build my own watch from parts ordered online. I did a LOT of research on WATCHUSEEK, so I thought I would share my experience here. I made a video of the entire build, including the tools I used, and the process for making a custom dial. I posted it on YouTube here...
I hope someone else working on a similar project finds it helpful. Thanks for checking it out!
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I watched the video and liked it.

I'd like to suggest that you swap the full size gloves with rubber finger caps for a better presentation.
 

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I watched the video and liked it.

I'd like to suggest that you swap the full size gloves with rubber finger caps for a better presentation.
Thanks for the suggestion. I was trying to use what I had to the max extent possible. My watchmaker's tool kit is constantly growing, though. Maybe I will invest in some finger cots before my next build. I appreciate the feedback!
 

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Fanfreakingtastic!! Your watch looks great and your video was very well done. Thank you for sharing!!


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Good work who made the dial for you ?
Can you PM the name of the company
I used a company called ponoko at ponoko.com. They are great. Really good customer service. They actually contacted me before they cut my dials to make sure the specs were perfect. I ordered this dial on 0.4mm thick birch plywood. I used a program called Inkscape to design the dial, and I referenced the technical documents for the 2824-2 to make sure the date window and dial feet were in just the right position. I got the dial feet from ofrei.com and attached them with a little bit of JB Weld.
 

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I watched the video and liked it.

I'd like to suggest that you swap the full size gloves with rubber finger caps for a better presentation.
Are you talking about finger cots? Affectionately known as finger condoms?
 

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Are you talking about finger cots? Affectionately known as finger condoms?
You can't use more than one condom at the same time.
 
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