My 1st Watch Build Experience

I decided a bit back to give watch building a try. The idea just kind of evolved. I bought a few modded watches and then I found someone to customize a few watches for me. The specs on them were all very good and cost a lot less than what a similar watch of a name brand would have cost. After working with the last modder and selecting what I wanted I just decided to give it a try myself. I started by buying a watch building kit just for making it easier for the 1st one. I then purchased a dial, hands and strap that I preferred and had my own applied logo made. Putting it together was fairly straight forward. Putting on the hands is pretty tricky and took a while. Overall though a good experience and I am very pleased with the results. I definitely see this as something I want to continue to do going forward. I do think it causes me to look at watches a bit differently and adds to my overall watch collecting experience as well as adding a new hobby. 馃嵒 Happy to hear your comments and if you have made a watch please post a picture below. 馃嵒

Nice work鈥inds of put into perspective how expensive watches really are or not as it were.

altimewu

Nice work鈥inds of put into perspective how expensive watches really are or not as it were.

Thanks! Definitely the mark up on most watches makes it very profitable.

great job.

I really like the colors. Great job 馃憦

You did an outstanding job I think. I love the design, hands and strap, all go together like peas in a pod. At a glance I thought "what have GS come up with now"

weedge

You did an outstanding job I think. I love the design, hands and strap, all go together like peas in a pod. At a glance I thought "what have GS come up with now"

Thanks Paul! I definitely appreciate even anyone getting a hint that it has a GS vibe. I wore it yesterday and was very pleased with it.

Nice build, that textured dial almost gives me the vibe that the Omega Aqua Terra with Denim Dial has. Pretty amazing indeed. Looking forward to see what you'll do next!

Love that dial!

This is really inspiring! I鈥檓 a mechanical engineer and I鈥檝e been building cars and motorcycles (for fun) my whole life, and so, I鈥檓 really attracted to building my own watch(es).

Yours looks great! Well done 馃憦馃憦

Was your applied logo done by a jeweler? With a 3D printer? This is an aspect I have been thinking of also.

RFIMike

Nice build, that textured dial almost gives me the vibe that the Omega Aqua Terra with Denim Dial has. Pretty amazing indeed. Looking forward to see what you'll do next!

Thanks so much Mike, I appreciate the kind words! I definitely have some more projects on the table, (literally and figuratively!)