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Worth building your own watch ?

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Have been considering making a watch after bad influences ( I mean youtube videos ) show how to from what seems like mostly Chinese ebay parts.

The plan was to buy a Seagull ST36 direct from Seagull and ebay the other parts like case and dial from China.

Is this worth doing ? I don't see many DIY watches on here so am thinking they may just be :bullshitter:and not worth bothering with...

In particular the case and crystal are a concern because it seems hard to find high quality models from a known maker.

Or maybe there are some that I don't know about yet....

Any thoughts

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2 hours ago, MSC said:

Any thoughts

Might be worth having a go at building a custom Vostock as a trial. Loads of stuff available for little money. Have a look at some of @NOTSHARP's creations. :thumbsup:

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5 hours ago, MSC said:

Any thoughts

I have repaired a couple of watches now- new movement, new crystal, but I have also destroyed one, never mind.  But, when I order something, I always order two, so I have a spare in case I stuff up my first attempt.  And therefore I am slowly amassing bits for a watch, and yes the case will be the tricky bid - it needs to take a 25.8mm crystal + 0.35 thick gasket (26.5 OD I think) and a Hattori PC32A movement as that's what I currently have left over.  I believe Invicta use that movement but guessing their cases will be for a 31mm crystal minimum.  But it's just a bit of fun isn't it, and eventually you learn and get good, like some of the guys on the forum.

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