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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by JedB, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. JedB

    JedB PDX Active Member

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    Has anyone here assembled their own watch or watches?

    It's a winter project I'm contemplating, but I'm just in the 'think it would be cool' stage.

    If you've done something like this, where did you source parts/tools/expertise?

    I'd love to know.

    Thanks,
    Jed
     
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    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Sheesh, I thought I was being ambitious using this cold snap by rebuilding all 10 of my Ambassedeur reels.
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    You must love stress and have patience of steel.

    Your my hero, Sir
     
  5. JedB

    JedB PDX Active Member

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    Thank you for this information. It's a great place for me to start!!
    I think I will go the pocket watch route first, and see how I do with that.

    Slow and methodical seems like it will be the best approach. That and pics each time before I touch *anything*


    If any one else has info, I'd love to see/have it.
     
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    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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  7. JedB

    JedB PDX Active Member

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    Interesting. Thank you.

    I'm going to try the pocket watch first, and if I can get it dis-assembled, and re-assembled and working, I'm going to try a GMT build based on the ETA-2836-2 movement (GMT with Hour/Min/Sec/24hr)

    Most likey it will be an assembly, not a build.
    White dial, French blue numbers and hands.
    Red GMT hand.
    Rolex Explorer style case w/smooth bezel.
    Black leather band, blue stitching

    We'll see how it goes.
     
  8. PORSCHE928S4

    PORSCHE928S4 Newport, Oregon Active Member

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    I managed a few jewelry stores and most all of the old school watch guys died from liver failure. I guess all the small parts are enough to drive you to drink. If you do not imbibe in the alcohol you may be in good shape. I do wish you good luck and let us know how it works out for you.