The Platinum Watch

The platinum barrel plate now has a red gold ring set into the platinum and frames the ratchet wheel.

2nd June 2017 Making The Platinum Watch (Read More)

The next Platinum Watch is now in the making process. This group shows creating the platinum discs which will become the movement plates. Descriptions; Platinum1; The .925 platinum shot weighted and ready to be smelted. Platinum 2; Heat is applied to the shot to melt in a crucial. Platinum 3; The ingot after pouring and […]

2nd July 2017 Making The Platinum Watch (Read More)

For a change of pace from the hot work of casting the platinum here is a short video showing how the snailing effect is created on the steel winding wheels. Descriptions, Snailing 1; The steel ratchet wheel finished in a very unusual and rare triple band snailing effect. Snailing 2; The three winding wheels […]

12th October 2016 Miniature Carriage Clock 19mm x 29mm

I am almost there as these photos show. I now have the platform fully made and almost finished, there is still polishing and cleaning to be done and the balance bridge to receive its final shape and finish. The platform is 19mm wide x 17.65mm deep The escapement itself has been quite a challenge in […]

13th September 2016 Making a screw (Read More)

I have been asked to show the making of screw. A screw is such an everyday item yet how are they made especially when they are small? I hope this will throw a little light on the The Art of Screw Making. As used in horology screws must be hardened steel, soft steel is not […]

10th September 2016 The Platinum Watch (read more)

Today I put the “Snailing” on the winding wheels which are hard steel The photo’s show what the finished wheel looks like after and before Snailing. The last photo compares my final finishing and factory finished wheel.