Ok.. call me crazy.. (my wife has).. but lately have been drawn to building my own watch.
here is what I see I need.
a case (lots available)
I'm thinking I would love a good eta 2824 or 2892. the 7750 movements seem to be a little more difficult and expensive!.
I haven't decided on the case or dial yet.. I have seen expensive diver watch cases that look really nice, but I'm thinking something simple to start out with.
has anyone ever made anything like a watch?
This new hobby might get in the way of nixie clocks!! My wife thinks i'm CRAZY... so do my co-workers who I shared my new idea. I'm not 100% sure I really want to... but after looking at movements and such, it doesn't look that hard!!! if I can make a nixie clock, why not a watch?
Okay, so I guess nobody wants to build a watch... I know I'm far more of an electronics guy than a mechanical guy and I suspect that's the case with a lot of people here.
However, on a related note I ran across a YouTube channel the other day of a guy who is doing a step by step video documentary of himself building a mechanical clock - completely from scratch - as in starting from bits and pieces of metal and machining all his own gears and other pieces and parts. Actually quite fascinating to watch and the videos are exceptionally well produced.