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    Default Wrist Watch Parts or Blueprints

    Jeremy,
    Pardon me but most Kenneth Coles are quartz watches. Check and see if that one is too. If it is- your working program will be somewhat of a disapointment as there is little to see in the way of moving parts.
    I think your instructor would be more impressed with a working model of a mechanical wristwatch. There are some that have skeletonized movements with see through backs. A diagram of that type would maybe suit you better. Pardon be if I'm wrong about the Cole watch or what you are after.
    There are quite a few books and maybe web sites that could be of help.
    Once you answer back with a reply and we know for sure--then you will get several additional replies for help.
    Hope I did not confuse you here.

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    Default Wrist Watch Parts or Blueprints (RE: RL)

    Yes--if it has a battery then it is a quartz watch. Kenneth Cole is a designer name and has nothing to do with watch manufacture.
    I see no reason why you couldn't use it for your outer design.
    Now we have to think of the best place to get you a helpful movement diagram.

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    Default Wrist Watch Parts or Blueprints (RE: RL)

    Here's a site that has what you are talking about if you wanted to see one (it's somewhat interactive-just click on one of the icons and wait) Montre Passions I'm not recommending plagerizing, but it may help with visualization of your own project.

    Here's one that has instructions for drawing a few escapements with a CAD program Mark Headrick

    There's more around, but these were easy to find in my bookmark list. The escapement is probably the most important part to figure out, the rest is basically a gear train.

    As far as books go I would recommend one by George Daniels called 'Watchmaking'.
    "Look, he is winding up the watch of his wit, by and by it will strike"
    Shakespeare The Tempest

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    Default Wrist Watch Parts or Blueprints (RE: RL)

    Smudgy,


    Nice sites! Do you do this type of thing (CAD)for a living?
    Jeffrey P. Hess, collector, historian, writer, CEO Ball WATCH USA

  5. #5

    Default Wrist Watch Parts or Blueprints (RE: RL)

    Jeremy,
    Smudgy has given a couple links that should help. The Mark H. site has watch and clock escapements.

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    Default Wrist Watch Parts or Blueprints (RE: RL)

    Here's another site with some info that could be helpful.

    http://www.timezone.com/library/wglo...91881806327073

  7. #7

    Default Wrist Watch Parts or Blueprints (RE: RL)

    Hank,
    That is another good site. I have saved it--thanks!

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    Default Wrist Watch Parts or Blueprints (RE: RL)

    This is as close to a blue print as I have seen:
    ETA 2824-2 Manufacturing info

    This should open up as a PDF; it is quite large and may take a minute or so to open.

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    Default Wrist Watch Parts or Blueprints (RE: RL)

    Hi Jeff

    The sites aren't mine, I just found them on the web a while back and bookmarked them. I do use AutoCAD (v14), but not to make a living. I just use it to draw blueprints of things (mostly furniture) that I'm building to save time doing calculations and getting proportions worked out. I was studying Civil Engineering after I was paralyzed until medical complications convinced me otherwise. I had done a little with CAD previously to get my initial degree (B.S. Forest Science). I was also doing computer programming as a hobby and started to write a CAD program on a Commodore 128, until schoolwork shelved the project.
    "Look, he is winding up the watch of his wit, by and by it will strike"
    Shakespeare The Tempest

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    Default Wrist Watch Parts or Blueprints (RE: RL)

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">write a CAD program on a Commodore 128 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


    now THATS an accomplishment!!!
    Jeffrey P. Hess, collector, historian, writer, CEO Ball WATCH USA

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    Royboy
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    Default Wrist Watch Parts or Blueprints (RE: RL)

    Nice one, Smudgy.

    You cannot keep a good man down!

    I have also bookmarked the sites, alia Randy.

    Thanks all.

    Royboy

    "So mote it be!"

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    Default Wrist Watch Parts or Blueprints (RE: RL)

    Jeremy, did you see this?
    Auto Desk & watch design

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