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    Default Making a watch, need movement help

    Hey guys, I'm making a watch from scratch. For right now I've designed the model in CAD and am have 3 copies made at a local 3d printer. I'm picking them up tomorrow. the inner dimensions (useable space) of the case are approx 36mm x 30 and 15 mm tall.

    I have a unique case design and for now I need to decide on my movement. I want there to be a gear you can see moving through the dial, will probably just have a cutout so u can see a cog moving along. I want either a chrono with date or at least a date and power reserve. I'm not too picky right now at cost. Right now I really like this japanese movement Hattori / SII NE Series Japanese Movement, -- NE88: Star Time Supply -- apparently its roughly +/- 25 seconds a day. Not the best but I'm not mad at it

    My watches are going to be expensive to make but they'll be very high quality. I'm just making a protoype for now and possibly doing a kickstarter once I get some feedback.

    I can keep you guys posted.

    For right now I really want to zero in on the movement I'll be using. Any advice on re-selling is appreciated. I'm not sure right now if Seiko wil sue me for using that linked movement. I'm not a watchmaker so any input from you guys would be appreciated.

    They'll be relatively expensive but a lot of fun to look at. Also I'm only planning on making a few to start. I don't imagine I'l ever mass produce any of these. I plan on having everything made in the USA (except movement) --- I have reached out to detroit watch co but i think even they get their movements imported.

    I don't want to go quartz or cheap. The whole purpose of these is something unique, durable and high quality.

    movement want list:
    chrono or at least date.
    how can I reveal a cog in action (has to be moving fast enough to watch)
    ANY issues with my current 36x30x15 useable space? (I have some wiggle room)
    any issues with buying movements from star time and selling?

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    Wow. Congrats on building your own watch. Please share some design drawings so we can see what you want to build.
    Unfortunately I don't know much about movements, so I don't have any advice for you here. However, I do have a question: why didn't you start your project with a very clear idea about the movement you are going to use? After all, that's the only thing that you can't really change much. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximax View Post
    Wow. Congrats on building your own watch. Please share some design drawings so we can see what you want to build.
    Unfortunately I don't know much about movements, so I don't have any advice for you here. However, I do have a question: why didn't you start your project with a very clear idea about the movement you are going to use? After all, that's the only thing that you can't really change much. Good luck.
    I started with the case, that's currently my big innovation. I'm at research and development phase now the case will need some subtle changes but once I have it on my wrist I'll know exactly where to trim/fatten. I'm very excited -

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    Pictures and drawings of the case would be helpful.
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    Yes, share with us some images.

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    They sell eta movements that are skeletonized. I've seen them on eBay sold by a Swiss seller (b_line55cc). I think the eta 6497 movement is a very popular skeletonized movement but I think you can also get an ETA 2824/36 and even a 7750.

    They also sell Asian eta clones as well. This are way cheaper than the Swiss ones.

    Sounds like an interesting project. Please do keep us updated with info and pics.

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    I would stick with ETA or Sellita, the best quality and parts are available. It will cost you but you want a high quality watch .....

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