Has anyone ever built their own watch?

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  1. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I was looking around and it doesn't seem like there is much information even on google about building your own watch, movements and all. I don't know why I want to do this but it seems like it would be fun.
     
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    li could probably manage building a small sundial and strap it to my wrist

    who cares if i would have to stand in the same spot all day lol ;)
     
  3. Surely Guest

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    That actually does seem like it would be a fun hobby. You would need very steady hands and a good eye......

    Post back if you find any info on this.......


    /added to my potential hobby list...

    EDIT: Here's a website of some guy that made one. Apparently there is an internet watchmaking forum..... there are other forums besides this one?!?:eek:
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I'm just not that mechanically inclined to even try something like that.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i hate small things. my hands are too big lol

    hard enough trying to like solder
     
  6. Zombie Acorn thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Interesting. I think the part that intrigues me is that they have made them for quite a long time and I have no idea how they are put together.
     
  7. Surely Guest

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    It would definitely be an interesting project.

    To be able to put a watch together properly so that it functions efficiently would be a cool achievement.

    Then you'd be able to control time, right?
     
  8. Zombie Acorn thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Im kind of surprised there isn't any starter kits or anything when I search google. Maybe this is an apprenticeship or "do yourself with a high likelihood of failure" only type of hobby.

    You've unraveled my plan to take over the world! :D
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Many years ago I was apprenticing under my uncle to become a jeweler.

    I got to the point I could take any watch apart and clean it. I could assemble the basics on most watches. My uncle would then take it from there.

    Interesting time.
     
  10. OceanView macrumors 65816

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    Pretty cool but seems like it will take a lot of your time to make one.
     

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