I really enjoyed building my own watch, to wear it every day in the knowledge that not only did I assemble it, I also learned from it, is a good feeling. In my last blog we left off where I was ready to install the movement into the case. Before installing into the case, thoroughly … Continue reading All good things must come to an end.
Lets begin where we left off. I now had a functioning movement with the correct dial and hands fitted. I checked the function and it was all working as expected. Basic stem and crown. My movement came with a basic stem and crown, I ordered an alternative that looked better and was of better quality. … Continue reading The build continues.
The first. I had purchased all of the required parts, it was finally time for the big build. This was my first dial, its not the dial I now have on my movement, I'll explain. Purchasing a dial that suits a movement isn't about its diameter, first mistake. You need to ensure that the outside … Continue reading The build actually begins.
So, a little re-cap. I needed to do some revision and research on the intricacies of watch making and watch parts before I began purchasing, little did I know how complex and intricate this could be. After what I thought was a decent amount of research and revision into the assembly of a watch I … Continue reading Let’s go shopping!
On beginning to build a watch collection made up of automatic and mechanical watches I thought about the possibility of making my own. I researched to see if I could design the parts and get them put together by a company so that I had a pre-made bespoke piece. There are companies out there that … Continue reading The build begins, well almost.
Weird Ape, founded in Yorkshire after its founder became tired of looking for an exciting looking watch for a reasonable price. Most watches that caught the eye were out of his price range and the reasonable priced watches were boring and generic looking. The Weird Ape, Kolt is anything but generic. With its automatic movement … Continue reading Weird Ape, Kolt
Before we go any further I would like to explain that George Etherington, the man himself was one of the greatest clock makers who ever lived, a pioneer in horology and master of the clockmakers company. George sadly passed away in the 1700's, the company was formed after its owner saw some of Georges timepieces … Continue reading George Etherington, The Clerkenwell Automatic.