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After looking for a SKX031 for quite some time (I wanted a diver with a screw down crown at 3 o clock) I suddenly got an offer to buy two watches one evening!

The first watch arrived after a couple of days and I immediatley started to modify it!

The watch was meant to be a test for making bezels and watch dials using my router.

First try on making a bezel :



The bezel is made from anodized brushed black aluminum sheet 0.5mm thick - I made a dial in the same material.



I put a mixture of white paint and lume in the groves of the bezel and the watch dial.



Time to put things back together!





Done!

I only had a 20mm black strap on the shelf so it'll have to do until my new 22mm rubberstrap and oyster bracelet arrives!



As I had to work late, I managed to miss one line on the bezel when making it and also found the number "10" to be cramped by the lines surrounding it - had to make a new bezel!

Added some minor alternations and the routed a new bezel - painted and replaced the old one on the watch.



Not so "stealth" in the dark, but it will do!

 

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wow...you can make bezels and dials?...incredible work too...love it...
 

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I have a small CNC router/engraver in my workshop - until now I have just routed text on DIY audiostuff.
Just started making a few bezels and dials with it and it shows potential! :)
 

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Exceptional work, and a great design too, really looks the business!

What is the 'router' machine you've used to make the parts? Is this something you do professionally, I take it RCD is your initials or company?
 

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It's a Roland PNC-2300 - purely used for making parts as a a hobby!

RCD is short for my (perhaps) coming company RCDesign! ;)
I started it years ago when making hand made furniture and audio components - it has not been used for years!
 

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Got some new aluminum the other day and made a new dial.

The aluminum is much darker and the "old" dial/bezel now looks a bit blue/gray when compared. Don't know wich I like the best!?
I'll make a new bezel in the new material this evening and compare.

 

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like the dial too...you do great work...
 

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love that lume work too...you need to show more how you do that...
 

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love that lume work too...you need to show more how you do that...
It's done like in the picture above!
The routed "groves" are filled with a mixture of paint and lume - lest to dry a bit and then the access paint is whiped away using white spirit and paper = done! :)
Takes a bit of practice, but is not that hard to do!
 

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Well....., you're obviously called McG for a reason; he could built a boat with just a knife, toothpick and a plastic bag!
Nice job!!!


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Excellent! BTW, you might want to move this thread to the main forum, some people might have missed it here in the member galleries.
 
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