How would you make a DIY watch? Is it even possible?

How would you make a DIY watch? Is it even possible?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1. buy cheap analog watch
    2. replace face cardboard
    3. idk add a rubber band for strap or something

    there are 3 or 4 types of cheap watch insides and regardless of shape or size generally any watch made after 1980 will have one of them corresponding to one of 4 sizes of battery. everything else is just space to make it look fancy.

    you want to PrepHole a timekeeping mechanism 3D print a clock and go from there. you want a custom watch buy some cheaps from Amazon and put your fricking moron rubber band on it.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm sure it is if you can afford/use some good quality mini cnc machines. Maybe laser cut parts could be useful if they don't warp. If you were doing an original design it would be much harder but still not impossible, i don't think

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd buy the movement i want and make the rest of the parts.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    thank goodness some helpful boomers came by to guide the 1pbtid shitflood post. not because they wanted to help, but because they wanted us all to know just how smart they are.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks zoomie

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There are some 3D printed mechanical clocks on the internet. But that would be too easy for someone with such a high QI like you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Making a clock out of scratch is actually easy with modern technology like 3D printing. John Harrison started out with wooden clocks so if you're beginning out big time pieces would be the best bet

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is it even possible?
    sure
    >How would you make a DIY watch?
    I wouldn't, and neither will you.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so I mean, how involved are we talking?
    your thread just happened to be passed by me, and I'm a watchmaker.
    not a ' I assemble watches', which is what I think you are referring to.

    I'll leave you with this:
    go on YouTube and search "build my own custom watch"
    you order a movement, a case, a dial, some hands, and a strap from eBay.... and put something together.
    it'll cost you anywhere from about $50 for junk to $1000 for nice and you get to pick what you want depending on your budget and how Chinese you want it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well could you give me a good 101 book for a total newbie?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        On watchmaking in general

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I second this request. I don't know anything about watchmaking or metalworking but it really seems exciting to make all the small parts myself, including the case and crystal and even the watchband. Introductory books for beginners would be appreciated much!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        books are expensive
        YouTube is free
        https://you(takethisout)tu.be/rDfde-nmtKg?si=PbLKPwEJM6F26TBc
        this guys legit and has a course of videos you can watch and he's not moronic

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Neato, thanks! But I honestly wouldn't mind hitting a library either

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          that link is broken. do you have one that works?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ?si=PbLKPwEJM6F26TBc

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That is one frightening motherfricker.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yeah, he didn't make it as a model, so now he hides in a man cave with the rest of us ugly folk pretending to be real life dwarves

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's surprising, I'd have expected a guy who makes watches as a hobby to look like gigachad.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I only know of one, other than me.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This is what peak watch making looks like.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://you(killyourselfmoron)tu.be/rDfde-nmtKg?si=PbLKPwEJM6F26TBc
            Try this

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              lol thanks anon, I thought I made it obvious for him.
              he's not got much hope with watches

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I live in a large city with many public libraries. How would I find the watchmaking books in them?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            probably by asking the librarian.
            watchmaking is not something you can learn from books. you need to practice and train, and you need to physically see things to get a proper grasp on some concepts.
            like a book can tell you how to make a screw but until you have ever made something this small and then had to bevel it and polish it to 50 microns smooth......

            I'm telling you anon, shit ain't easy and it's not something you can just look in a book for. watch some YouTube, make an Ali express watch, tell everyone you made it and move on with your life. there's no 10 quick steps to making a watch book.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Nta but what about watch design?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                that's probably the best thing to get from books. every major watch maker has tomes on their design process. but most are expensive as frick though. if you go to a nice watch store ask them if they have any books for customers. I've gotten myself a few dozen for free that way.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon throw me a bone, I'm adept at finding books on the cheap. Just name a couple and I'll find at least one of them, you'd be surprised at how cheaply you can find rare books

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                First and foremost:
                1). Watch Repair by Harold Kelly (1957)
                2). Watch Repair for Beginners: An Illustrated How-To Guide for the Beginner Watch Repairer also by Harold Kelly (currently in print)
                3). Practical Watch Repairing by Donald de Carle (in print)
                4). TM 9-1575 Ordnance Maintenance: Wrist Watches, Pocket Watches, Stop Watches, and Clocks by U.S. Army War Department 1945 (in Public Domain)
                5). The Watch Repairer's Manual by Henry D. Fried (2013 2nd Edition is commonly available)

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I literally just googled Jaeger LeCoutre Reverso book:

                ?si=nK7h3MkUr9ez12mZ

                go to a brand boutique, and ask if they have any books available.
                or find a brand you like, like Blancpain or Breguet or FP Journe whatever, and googled their name, except put book at the end so it shows you their books.

                anon above posted some links. we're not fricking AI doing research for you.
                you can literally fricking google this shit:
                https://watchprint.com/en/brands-that-make-it-happen/282-breguet-watchmakers-since-1775-second-edition.html

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >watchmaking is not something you can learn from books
              Daniels would like to disagree. But you have to not be moronic, which OP is not going to be able to do.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                he had an insane amount of quality, very expensive tools

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's true, I'm a ECE dropout and had switch to pharmacy. It's good money but I'll always be aware of how moronic I actually am

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like to buy old watches and servicing them. I have about $30,000 in watchmaking tools and make about $10,000 a year restoring them (it's a hobby). Just sold a similar to picrel Omega for $1500 that I bought for $300.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/Zhdbo4X.jpeg

      There are distributors that sell watch movements. I bought a couple of chinese ones and designed my own cases, sent the files to shapeways for 3D printing out of metal. Finished them by hand, they turned out OK.

      The thing about watches is that you've only got one wrist and if they're anything weird at all then you can only wear them with dress clothes so I never wore them again after getting an industrial job.

      both very cool.
      I restored an old dive watch to use as a work daily. gotten a few bits of damage, but the sapphire is still perfect

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There are distributors that sell watch movements. I bought a couple of chinese ones and designed my own cases, sent the files to shapeways for 3D printing out of metal. Finished them by hand, they turned out OK.

    The thing about watches is that you've only got one wrist and if they're anything weird at all then you can only wear them with dress clothes so I never wore them again after getting an industrial job.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thats cool. Not my taste but Kudos for doing something in all that shitposting.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you've only got one wrist

      Amputee, or chronic masturbator?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    build a sundial. the muslim's pre incest had some cool design that are diy friendly and accurate.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >is it even possible?
    you're moronic. you posted the image that shows how easy it is.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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