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Sitting in a hotel room in Dublin with nothing to do so I thought id introduce you to The Industrial.
The name comes from the fact I’ve work in the industrial field all my life and as I was making this watch the name made sense.
Everything is done by hand there is no CNC involved it’s time consuming and with my normal job taking me out of the country all the time it’s annoying not to be able to work on them.

The case takes about 30 hours to make
The buckle takes 8 hours to make

Your opinions would mean allot to me.

Thanks

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Case parts 316L stainless steel
Buckle 304 stainless steel
46mm without crown
53.5mm with crown
56mm corner to corner
61.6mm lug to lug
14.6mm thick
27mm strap
Genuine ETA 6497-2 or 6498-2 Swiss movements
2mm domed sapphire top crystal
1.5mm flat sapphire bottom crystal
Oversized O-ring sealed case
Crown with oversized O-ring seal
5ATM tested Wet and Dry
Movement spacer 6061 T6 aluminum
Bolts 304 stainless steel Allen type
German made face Superluminova™
German made hands Superluminova™

The first pics are of the prototype it was made to prove that the watch can be made waterproof to 5 ATM the bottom of the case is flat on the prototype but it is curved on the production case.
Prototype pictures
Buckle making
The buckle blank

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Drilling, tapping
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Milling after drilling and tapping
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The evolution
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Almost done
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The Finished buckle and tang
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Comparing the buckle to a Casio
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The strap 27mm
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Case making
Drilling the blank

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Machining outside diameter to nominal
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Parts with there respective donor blanks
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Crown still on its donor shaft
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The finished parts
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Movement ring
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Screws used
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Size matters
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The lugs (unfinished)
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Just before assembly
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The assembled case
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The first wrist shot
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Comparing size The Rad is a 47mm
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Wrist shot
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Production Piece

The production piece has more refined lines, the bezel is at an angle the case top is in the shape of a sphere, the back is curved so it sits better on the wrist, the crown was reduced in diameter, the top crystal now has a curved shape and is Swiss made, there screws are refined and the strap screws now have a finishing piece, all in all I’m pleased with the watch it’s comfortable to wear even though it’s big.
Notice there are no brand markings I didn’t put any on #1 and I purposely left them out of this post I’m not here to sell them I just want your opinion.
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Try not to get too distracted eyes on the watch LOL
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Curved back
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The side wrist shot
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Future automatic
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For my 50th best wife anyone can have.
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Thanks for looking

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:clap: WOW :clap:

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Post Re: One of a kind (for now) what do you think? MODEM BURNER
That is a nice watch :thumbup:

It would be nice to have a 44mm, but really I am very impressed.


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Amazing work!!!

And nice cake btw ;)

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Post Re: One of a kind (for now) what do you think? MODEM BURNER
i´m speechless with excitement :clap:


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That is a nice watch :thumbup:

It would be nice to have a 44mm, but really I am very impressed.


+1 for that..... definitely buy it if there's a 44mm for this baby on a 24mm strap! :clap:

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Post Re: One of a kind (for now) what do you think? MODEM BURNER
Wow! My only comment would be "can you make one, please?". :mrgreen:
Truely a work of art from the case to the buckle. To know that you hand crafted the metal makes it even more amazing.
I applaud your work and look forward to more announcements regarding your watchmaking.

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Honest opinions:

I like the case. The style reminds me of some of the Enzo Mechana prototypes that were posted on Enzo's forum: http://www.enzomechana.com/em/forum/vie ... a&start=30

...but that's true for any bulky pieces with steep, clean edges. Your dial choice is much better, and I like your lugs design better than all of those except for the two with the Submariner style lugs.

The back looks kind of plain with the hammered-finish 6497. What about either going with the higher decoration striped + blued screws version? Retail cost is only about $60 more. Either that, or perhaps add some sort of body line around the back?

If you're going to be offering any sort of DIY case-kit (vs. complete watches), I might suggest a larger internal diameter to allow builders the option to utilize the plethora of 41mm-43mm 8-day movements (and regular pocket watch movements for that matter) that are out there. Just a thought.

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Post Re: One of a kind (for now) what do you think? MODEM BURNER
Hixxy wrote:
If you're going to be offering any sort of DIY case-kit (vs. complete watches), I might suggest a larger internal diameter to allow builders the option to utilize the plethora of 41mm-43mm 8-day movements (and regular pocket watch movements for that matter) that are out there. Just a thought.



O a big +1 on that !

great looking watch and i really liked the "3 loves" picture (the watch the beer the boobs)

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Wow. That's pretty cool, interesting to see the whole process.


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Excellent in just about every way. I like the dial choice in the "future auto" much, much better than the B-uhr. Might just be because I know what a B-uhr is so it feels a little out of place in this case.

I have to disagree with Hixxy about the movement decoration and caseback look...it's perfect this way. You understand "industrial" to a T and this movement fits it exactly. It's so aesthetically clean that it almost looks like concept art.

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I love seeing people being creative, dude you are awesome & your Mrs is very pretty too.


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Hixxy wrote:

If you're going to be offering any sort of DIY case-kit (vs. complete watches), I might suggest a larger internal diameter to allow builders the option to utilize the plethora of 41mm-43mm 8-day movements (and regular pocket watch movements for that matter) that are out there. Just a thought.


That is a damn fine idea, tons of pocket watch movements that could be used, I'd love to put an angelus SF180 to good use, id there was a case big enough


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Mate

I like all of it including the beer. I don't feel too old (51 for me), knowing there is an old gezzer on the forum as well.

You have done a great job

I have been dreaming of Allen keyed bolts and there you are - I am assuming you just tapped them into the metal. Where do you get these tiny bolts (and key) (aside from having to buy a zilion from the Chinese). I want to replace my back with these ever so sexy bolts.

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foxint wrote:
I have been dreaming of Allen keyed bolts and there you are - I am assuming you just tapped them into the metal. Where do you get these tiny bolts (and key) (aside from having to buy a zilion from the Chinese). I want to replace my back with these ever so sexy bolts.


Yes I did just tap them in the case easy enough just keep it strait, lubed and don't rush it is all of course you need the right tap spiral flute in this case because all the holes are blind, the screws are purchased at a few places one that comes to mind is McMaster Carr.
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Matty74 wrote:
I love seeing people being creative, dude you are awesome & your Mrs is very pretty too.


Thanks on both counts Matty.

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Notice there are no brand markings I didn’t put any on #1 and I purposely left them out of this post I’m not here to sell them I just want your opinion.


Just a reminder to everyone that this forum isn't WUS. Unlike a lot of others forums, we encourage self promotion here, so if you want to tell us about your brand, your pricing, etc., you're more than welcome to.

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Honest opinions:

Hixxy wrote:
I like the case. The style reminds me of some of the Enzo Mechana prototypes that were posted on Enzo's forum: http://www.enzomechana.com/em/forum/vie ... a&start=30

Wow thanks for turning me on to this guys work i really like what he does.

Hixxy wrote:
...but that's true for any bulky pieces with steep, clean edges. Your dial choice is much better, and I like your lugs design better than all of those except for the two with the Submariner style lugs.

The dial is off the shelf from Germany actually both are, thanks for the lug comment.

Hixxy wrote:
The back looks kind of plain with the hammered-finish 6497. What about either going with the higher decoration striped + blued screws version? Retail cost is only about $60 more. Either that, or perhaps add some sort of body line around the back?

I agree with you that for $60 more I could put the Côte de Genève movement they are much better looking.

Hixxy wrote:
If you're going to be offering any sort of DIY case-kit (vs. complete watches), I might suggest a larger internal diameter to allow builders the option to utilize the plethora of 41mm-43mm 8-day movements (and regular pocket watch movements for that matter) that are out there. Just a thought.

The plan is to just supply finished watches but there are other models in the works these pieces are being sourced out because I really don't have the time to make them this is more of a hobby then a job for me and as I said before my real job takes me out of the country most of the time. I do agree with you that there is a big lack of large diameter cases out there that can handle 12 size 16lll and above movements but is there really a market for them???

Thank you for your opinion Hixxy it's much appreciated as well as everybody here you guys a really on the forefront of this type of watch making and your opinions are not falling on deaf ears.
Also thank you Hixxy for making this forum available for guys like me.

Marcus


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Hixxy wrote:
X-treme wrote:
Notice there are no brand markings I didn’t put any on #1 and I purposely left them out of this post I’m not here to sell them I just want your opinion.


Just a reminder to everyone that this forum isn't WUS. Unlike a lot of others forums, we encourage self promotion here, so if you want to tell us about your brand, your pricing, etc., you're more than welcome to.


es yes, plz self promote you're self! especially those good looking buckles... :D

Are you selling them? Present or future? And in 26mm?

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MQJ Sterilized
Orange Alpha Ocean Planet
Blue Alpha Seamaster
Blue Parnis Portuguese
GEN Zeno-Watch-Bazel Airplane Diver quartz :/

IN THE DRAWING BOARD:
A6152/1 w/ SF240
A6154 w/ Hami 699
Bronze A6154 Rolex dial w/?
A3646 w/ Swiss 6498
2533 w/ Swiss 6497
6152/1 w/ Hami 945
6152/1 w/ Molnija 3601


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Marcus,

I'm chiming in a bit late to the party but have been watching this post with total awe and amazement -- and since this is NOT WUS, i'd just like to say that I think your creativity and subsequent watch you shared here is FUCKIN' AMAZING! Right on! Please keep us posted on future developments... :clap:

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