Designing my First Watch

Previous: Refining My Watch Designs In September 2012, I  moved to the British School of Watchmaking in Manchester. We were soon told that we would be required to create our own watch, based on an Eta 6498 movement. This is fairly big movement, that is more suited to a pocket watch, but big watches are …

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Things I made at the British School of Watchmaking

I joined the British School of Watchmaking (BSoW) in September 2012. Everything shown below is what we made during the first 8 weeks. After this we spent time concentrating solely on making a winding stem, and then later a balance staff.   Wooden Oak Filing Blocks   Homemade Laquer   Plastic Barrel Closer   Steel …

How to Rivet a Wheel to a Pinion

In almost all cases wheels and pinions are pre-riveted. Sometimes, if the wheel or pinion is damaged you will want to replace them. In newer models you can just order a complete wheel and pinion set, but this option is not always available if the calibre of watch is old or you are working on …