Building My Own Wristwatch

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  1. MicroDan

    MicroDan New Member

    Nov 24, 2017
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    Hello Friends,

    I'm starting to build my own wristwatch. I would like it to be no bigger than 45 mm as my wrist is not so big.

    I would like to use the following components

    17 jewells mechanical hand winding 6497 movememt in a case of 45 mm, if possible - I'm looking for mechanisms made of alloys used in swiss watches like this.

    I would like a sugestion on the dial, i want ot to be millitary style or vintage.

    I also would like a sugestion on what indicators that would mach.

    I am having trouble on my own in picking the parts as i dont know what matches with what.
  2. Allan Wolff

    Allan Wolff Moderator
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    Mar 17, 2005
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    Hello MicroDan,
    It sounds like you are making your watch from components. Have a look at this Youtube video by Mark Lovick of a similar project using a 6498 movement.
    If you search on ebay for "Corgeut Case" you will find a number of case styles. Most are some type of stainless steel with various finishes although I don't know if they are the 431 stainless steel referenced in your link.

    Keep us posted on your progress. I would love to see how this comes together.


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