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    Not a clue what you're talking/writing about but that stuff is really cool nevertheless . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by uchinanchu View Post
    Not a clue what you're talking/writing about but that stuff is really cool nevertheless . . .
    Anything you'd like more details on?

    I can do a bit more of a step-by-step if people are interested. At least how I'm going about it, which will be rather different (but also significantly cheaper) than the professionals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimman View Post
    Anything you'd like more details on?

    I can do a bit more of a step-by-step
    if people are interested. At least how I'm going about it, which will be rather different (but also significantly cheaper) than the professionals.
    That would be of interest to me though hopefully it won't bore others who may be much more knowledgeable about the manufacturing of watches process. Even if not, just following what you're already doing is interesting . . .

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    I love stuff like this so go for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimman View Post
    My personal problem is keeping the bezel thin enough to match the rest of the case makes it subject to warping and deformation.

    I would prefer a separate bezel, but currently can't successfully make one.
    yes that was the thing with the 2209 case they wanted a very thin case to match the movement so the crystal it part of the top I suppose you could call it bezel in this instance make both parts stronger for a good look on a very thin case but yes loving the look ..

    I have been messing with an old 3602 pocket watch case I am at the part of the lugs but am stuck on how best to put them on with in a tight budget....

    but yours is looking great what size movement /dial is it for again ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimman View Post

    I can do a bit more of a step-by-step if people are interested. At least how I'm going about it, which will be rather different (but also significantly cheaper) than the professionals.
    yes indeed


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    Ok, so the first thing I do is look at available movements to use, and whether casing information is available for them.

    I've accumulated a bunch of technical documents from mainstream as well as obscure movement manufacturers, but for now let's use Sellita:

    http://www.sellita.ch/index.php/en/p...hniques/sw-200

    On this page you have all of Sellita's movement documents necessary. And since their fitting matches certain ÉTA movements, we can use them too.

    So next is deciding on a rough idea of the watch's size, and selecting the specific movement to use. The 'typical' Swiss-Powered Automatic is the 2824/SW200 so we can start with that.

    So download the SW200 PDF, and have a look at it. I'll get into the specifics of how it limits the case in later posts. (I'm going to need to make some visual aids for it...)

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