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    Re: CNC Making a Wrist Watches Housing..

    When I was at the age of 16 I decided against the watchmakers apprenticeship as my impression of that job was ( as I watched the recent apprentice while waiting for my own Casio watch to be serviced) that the main duty was changing swatch batteries with a coin.... afterwards I finished highschool and studied at the university of Furtwangen which until after the war was the black forrest watchmaking school ... and again came in touch with watches the remaining of the story is that I wanted to learn but did not find the time in between the job and the late night.... so only thing to handle this resulted in a DIY action ... first the housing shown at the beginnig of the thread... which was damaged while turning... so I made the second shown in one of the previous posts ... made the dial the Hands and some other parts .. then started ( ambitious a 3 Axis Tourbillon short before Jaeger published their masterpiece ... but was not successful due to low experience .. but learned a lot in manufacturing ... then started with a Bridged one which was not successful due to the availability of parts I based my design on and now I do the third attempt ... based on the balance of a Unitas...

    We will see what will come out!!!
    Why reach for speed, when you could have precision instead!!!

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    Re: CNC Making a Wrist Watches Housing..

    That is a great effort you help Inspire me the years go fast I have been distracted by many things but my appreciation of fine work never goes away ,There is so much to learn my background is in engineering and machining i enjoy the fine work the most don't give up,cheers John.

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    Why reach for speed, when you could have precision instead!!!

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    Re: CNC Making a Wrist Watches Housing..

    They look great to me I get caught up in all the things I do I forgot about dedicated watch maker /repairer forums After building the cnc I was testing it for accuracy I can get a very fine finish it surprised me .I would definitely have to get a stereo microscope or some quality loops or eye piece at 59 welding over the years has taken a toll on me ,keep up the great work,John.

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    Re: CNC Making a Wrist Watches Housing..

    Gorgeous work, thank you SO much for sharing! Making watch cases is something I have thought about for a while, but have not found the time to play with yet. I would never even have thought of going so far as making a tourbillon myself - that's just nuts!!! (in a GOOD way).

    Kudos, and I hope to get to this some day, but for now car parts have my interest...
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