OT: Watchmaker...

by C.W.

 

Someone here pondered what exactly it meant to call oneself a watchmaker and remarked that typically it meant they had the ability to change a battery. So I smiled at that and started wondering what my skills actually were. I don't call myself a watchmaker by any means, but since I started hanging around this place I can change a battery, a strap, take out links in standard bracelets, I've replaced crowns, crystals, recased movements and most recently thanks to our Mr. Gonsher, I have replaced a dial! Here is a picture of my latest achievement, or attempt!



The face is from a slightly different model, which explains the slight tilt, but it is miles ahead of the old dial in looks. I suspect the watch was worn while washing dishes, as it had a lot of gunk in it and from the looks of the old dial, some water damage.
A quick clean, a new dial and a sonic dip of the case and we're ready to tell time again!

Thanks Philip! We'll talk about what kind of parts you're looking for!
--Charlie



Posted on Oct 2, 2005, 7:11 AM

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