Making my First Watch

I have talked before about some watch designs that I’ve been thinking about for my first watch. See the article here. Originally I was going to make an ambitous regulator layout with retrograde hands, although once I calculated how much work was involved I decided to scale things down a little. Now I am satisfied …

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 …

Refining my Watch Designs

Previous: Initial Watch Designs   As a student at Birmingham School of Jewellery, we all visited the horology department at the British Museum in November 2011 and also stopped at the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers’ Museum. I saw a watch which I immediately like the look of. It looked incredibly clean and simple. I took …

Initial Watch Designs

This is where it all started. I had not long decided to get into horology, and had not yet started my studies in Birmingham, but I designed my first watch. It looks pretty awful, but I was quite pleased with myself at the time. This was around August 2011. This first image I drew in …