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Started a new watch
« on: August 02, 2010, 11:43:48 am »
All the machining done with CamBam
To get an idea of the scale, in the first picture the plate, right, is dia 35mm, the bridges, left, 29.5.
All the screws seen in the pictures are S0.4, the screw heads are dia. 0.58mm











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Re: Started a new watch
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 21:34:44 pm »
Beutiful work, thanks for the pictures.  What type CNC machine/mill are you using?
thanks
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Re: Started a new watch
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 22:13:02 pm »
Hello Don,

Maybe this is a solution useable for you.
KIWOPRINT® PRO-TECT D 50 B, technical details you can find there:
http://www.kiwo.de/kwpro_de.nsf/($All)/7A78BCF90F63046FC12576C4002D16E2?OpenDocument
It is a removeable one-component protective lacquer
Normaly its applyed with screen printing, but you can also put it with a brush on the metall.
But it is on water base.

Your watches .... supergeil

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Re: Started a new watch
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2010, 04:19:36 am »
Truly art !!! 

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Re: Started a new watch
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010, 13:26:02 pm »
As toolmaker by trade I appreciate what I'm seeing. The right approach + quality machine = quality part ;D

Nice work.
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Re: Started a new watch
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2010, 22:35:38 pm »
Very Nice...
 i made a watch casing once out of a leftover piece of Toolsteel ( Böhler S390 Powder metallurgic steel) to fit the caliber of my old and worn down Seiko watch i bought back in 1988..

i think i'll have a go at creating the entire piece in the future,,

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Re: Started a new watch
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2010, 22:38:54 pm »
I've gotten quite a bit further. 
The going train with the tourbillon is working fine.
I added the motion works today so I can use it to tell the time too!
The red is protective laquer, the movement decoration will be the milling traces with a fine polished angle.
I am not 100% decided, but will probably plate the movement in ruthenium-anthracit.
The case is a proto in brass, the final case I will have made in titanium.
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Re: Started a new watch
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2010, 15:27:57 pm »
Nice work. What kind machine are you using to create this precision work?
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Re: Started a new watch
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010, 07:25:47 am »
I am using an Optimum BF-20 CNC.
Good China quality (although it claims to be German).
The deal is, you need to know where the precision is needed and where it is not.
There are actually not that many places where the precision in a watch needs to be better than 0.05 mm (which the machine will do reliably) and for those places I have my ways to get the precision better than I can measure.
Don

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Re: Started a new watch
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2010, 15:05:40 pm »
Very nice work, especially the fact that you're building a Tourbillon mechanism.. i really like that.. such timepieces are the pinnacle of mechanical watches.. compared to a Tourbillon, a quartz watch is merely a "volkswagen" compared to this Rolls Royce of timekeeping..

will there be a bezel mounted around the glass?..

I sure hope you will leave all the gears exposed?..

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Watch just about finished
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2011, 08:46:25 am »
The watch is pretty close to being finished now.
I am remaking the tourbillon in titanium to get the weigh, and inertia, down some more but that won't change the look much.
The plate and bridges as well as the dial are plated in ruthenium-anthrazit, the hands are rhodium plated and the dial insert is slate with a phyrite inclusion (so everyone tells me there is a big piece of dust on the dial).
All the CNC done with CB.
Don

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Re: Started a new watch
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2011, 09:46:27 am »
I am speachless. Beautiful work!!

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a couple more pics
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Re: Started a new watch
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2011, 16:48:13 pm »
Those pictures speak volumes. Nothing to add... 8)
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Re: Started a new watch
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2011, 18:18:42 pm »
Hello,

excellent  :o

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David