The platinum barrel plate now has a red gold ring set into the platinum and frames the ratchet wheel. https://www.instagram.com/p/BVarUifjxoP/?taken-by=davide.walter
A short video of a special holder for holding the platinum discs during machining to create the watch. https://www.instagram.com/davide.walter/
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 […]
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmTrlnL-pL4 Descriptions, Snailing 1; The steel ratchet wheel finished in a very unusual and rare triple band snailing effect. Snailing 2; The three winding wheels […]
Running today, the smallest carriage clock in the world
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 […]
The Escape wheel bridge is almost finished, the edges are now beveled and polished, next is the engraving
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 […]
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.
The DW hands and the silver dial do what I hoped, they just come to life when worn on your wrist.