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Workshop Report – Making a Pinion by Hand

In this workshop report we will see all the steps to making a pinion by hand. This is how pinions are made for prototypes and small quantities without recourse to the automated machines for big quantities. Below we see the finished pinion, an 8 leaf pinio
7Y
By: DonCorson
16
Andy_Mac
12,127

I saved this for a rainy day

In this case, THIS being a box of watches with needs... mostly batteries, but also strap / bracelet issues. Here's my Hysek whose rubber strap broke TWICE. Replaced the first time at a cost of 325 SF + wire transfer. This time the fix had to be free or it
30d
By: cazalea
3
nasseriq
315

Timegrapher

Does anyone have a timegrapher they recommend? I am not looking to spend top dollar but don’t want “junk” either. This will mostly be used for movements like Seiko and Miyota and possiblt ETA or Sellita eventually . Thanks!
1M
By: Ssherman855
6
Emil Wojcik
300

A cool modified watch

This BWD modified watch looks really cool, and as a watch lover, I look forward to wearing it one day. When I first saw it, I was really attracted by its textured case and dazzling time marker . Is there any difference between this modified watch and the
1M
By: renaduyereg6759
4
BaillieS1
436

One is the Loneliest Number, Part 2

I'm following up on the One is the Loneliest Number post of a few days ago. And relating this as well to the Hand-Written Dial post. Here are some character sets with all the numerals. All of these were originally in 18 pt type, so roughly the same height
4M
By: cazalea
9
cazalea
783

Tribute to the classics - Grid Game

I really like the classic AP frame shape. This is the latest work from the German watch modification company AET REMOULD - Grid Game. AET REMOULD has created a new "Artist Collection" based on the Royal Oak Offshore, with the special feature of a dial des
4M
By: stellawsgi
3
cazalea
900

Degrees, Gears & Ratios, Part 3

Episode 3 of Degrees, Gears & Ratios begins with a giant stage backdrop from a theatre production, when I was chairman of the board of trustees. I can't remember the name of the show but what better image to start this episode ... and can anyone name
4M
By: cazalea
8
watchfornia
945

Single Hand Timepieces

Has any modern high-end timepiece manufacturer created a purely mechanical movement with only that which is necessary for a single hand?
1Y
By: enjoythemusic
14
gael_bx
2,785

Degrees, Gears & Ratios, Part 2

Hello! Today (an interval of 24 hours) we are looking at gears, and ratios that are expressed in pairs of gear teeth. For example, you might have 7 teeth on one small gear, and 28 on a larger gear that meshes with it. That ratio is 7:28 or 1:4. Each time
4M
By: cazalea
3
montres1
623

Degrees, Gears & Ratios, Part 1

Degree is a very complex word in English, with many meanings: a unit of measuring temperatures, as in 40° C a unit of measuring rotation, such as "a right angle is 90°" a measure of technical difficulty of skill in an athletic competition, such as gymnast
4M
By: cazalea
5
enjoythemusic
761