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.
10th September 2016 The Presidio Watch in wear
The DW hands and the silver dial do what I hoped, they just come to life when worn on your wrist.
28th August 2016 The Platinum Watch
Revolutionizing Time. Another first ! The flame blued steel balance bridge, the first ever. Today I have been able to make and fit the posts for the balance bridge and at last can fit the blue steel balance bridge to the watch. Description; Balance 1; is the first photo of the movement with all bridges […]
25th August 2016 The Platinum Watch
Winding work I now have the winding and hand setting work in place. 1; Machining the minute wheel recess. 2; The winding work in place.
The first PRESIDIO watch is now completed with its silver engine turned dial with custom made DW signature hands and is fitted into its very own box. This watch has come to life so well I decided to use the name I coined a few years ago of “Presido” for this watch as it deserves […]
21st July 2016 The Platinum Watch
The Platinum Watch is now well on the way to being made, I was able to obtain two discs of .900 Platinum cut slightly larger than required. Good progress is being made. As I work using traditional methods and no CNC I have the plates screwed together to maintain alignment of the various pivot holes, […]
17th May 2016 The Platinum Watch (Read More)
Before creating complex clocks in line with Janvier and Breguet, I first received my training and worked with complicated watches. I have always wanted to hand make my own watch and after many years of research, development and aesthetic refinement, I’ve already started bringing it to life. With .925 platinum plates, unique in the business, […]
1st February 2016 / Double Pendulum Clock with Wandering Moon & Planisphere (Read More)
I have the Wandering moon finished and fitted, I drove to LA on Friday to personally pick up the finished sunburst and the moon. The Sunburst is 22K gold and the moon disc is .925 Platinum, the moon disc is slightly convex, the Sunburst is made in two levels to give greater depth to the […]
31st January 2016 / Double Pendulum Clock with Wandering Moon & Planisphere (Read More)
This group is the making of the Mean/Solar minute hand in steel. The hand will be the Breguet moon hand style, the material used is 0.80mm thick high carbon steel. The hand is 48mm long and the center boss is 9mm diameter. Description; Making hand 1; After scribing a center line the hour and minute […]