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Handmade Watch… We Mean Really Handmade

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image004.jpgHere is an excellent look at Donald W. Corson’s foray into creating his own watch completely by hand. We’re talking everything from the movement. Amazing stuff.

The following are posts I made to an Internet watchmaking forum describing the advancement of my work during the course of almost a year. From a few square pieces of cold brass to a working movement in a one-of-a-kind case. One of the joys of this work was the constant changes in skillset needed. From machinist to watchmaker to silversmith, etc.. As such the work is never boring, never repetitive, always new challenges and unknowns to be overcome.

Making a Watch by Hand [Ticino]

7 COMMENTS

  1. Very impressive that someone can build from scratch their very own mechanical watch! Howerver, IMHO it looks just that! And why does that hand at the top look like a pube?

  2. I intend to find partner someone like you as i am planning to open store that sells only handmade watch/ wrist watch . the store is located in my country indonesia, please tell me about yourself , your routine activities, your interest , and are you interested to become my partner ?

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  3. Strange i found this again, i saw that and it is what made me want to make my own watches, I am still along way behind Donalds efforts but am working towards it.

  4. Strange i found this again, i saw that and it is what made me want to make my own watches, I am still along way behind Donalds efforts but am working towards it. A couple of photos of my movement on my site http://www.schuhren.de Buut looking through this again makes me want to do more.

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