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  1. Im back from a month on the road for work and have made some worthy progress. I will say this. Getting all the fitment dims correct for propper spacing is not easy. Lol. But I feel as though the major part is over. The good thing is one this part is done I can save a boiler plate model that I can design off of and itll go much quicker. Ive fitted the back and from crystals and was in the process of tapping the holes when ......snap!! Im gonna have to get a few spares. I think on the cnc itll be a lot let problematic as perpendicular will be maintained. The pushers are also pretty much alinged and the depth is set cirrect. Now I just need to school myself on how to install them. Here are a few pics of the prgress. Sorry for the long drawn out show but life happens besides I sort of like to take my time. I am working on a much simpler design that is based off the uboat style that will basically be layered. Anyhow. I beleive my next step is to get the pushers fitted.....once thats done ill be ready to cnc....thats a whole other ball game but Im fairly confident itll happen. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  2. Iteration 10 or so. Back crystal fit and pushers aligned. Im gonna attempt to tap the PLA for the screws. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  3. Slow going but I havent been completely asleep. Between travel for work Ive been sourcing some tools and doing quite a bit if research. Im on 3rd or 4th design fitting iteration. I also sourced the dial for the movement. Not being a standard 7750 but rather the column wheel version my choices were limited. As you can see from the prints below getting the movement to seat correctly was a bit of a challenge. The screws also seem to fit nicely. I will likely go through several more iterations getting the pushers fitted and aligned correctly. Once I have a good model I will proceed to the bronze machining. I also ran into a problem with the printer that took me several weeks to trouble shoot. Im headed back out on the road next week for 14 days and then again in spetember so no promises on a time line. Thanks for keeping tabs. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  4. Im gonna send some more prints. Im almost embarrassed at the quality of those.....but alas it was my first printer. Anything you need just let me know. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  5. Ive been TAD and on vacation for the last few weeks so I havent had much time to spend. Im also having issues with the new 3D printer which will need to be addressed as I plan to use it to make some of the tooling necessary. I also have a mini cnc vice on order that im waiting to get in. Itll be another week before we return home then i. TAD again for two weeks. I will be sure to post as soon as I have made any progress. Thanks a bunch for following. Im eager to get this column wheel 7750 varient in a case. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  6. Its probably just me......lol. Im sure I sound like a complete novice when I call. I cant remember which one, although I know it wasnt CasKer. They actually wanted a copy of my "certification" when I called to order parts. It was one of the major distributors though I do know that. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  7. https://www.esslinger.com/watch-bezel-spring-no-6-tag-heuer-watch-rotating-ring/ Not the exact size but they have others. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  8. Cas-ker maybe......eslinger is also a good place but you may get the "are you a watchmaker" interrogation. Ofcourse ebay is another last resort. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  9. Thanks. Although I never got my PE its what I spent the majority of my career doing....mostly in the structural area of rotary wing aviation. Within two years post grad I was whisked into the PM side.....and never completed post grad prereqs. Anyway....I completed my 4th 7750 rebuild last night and I have a 5th in the pipeline....theyre starting to stack up so I need to refocus my efforts on the machining. I think subconsciously im procrastinating as Ill need to freshn up on the CAM. Im gonna start by programming a skim pass on the brass stock. The other challenge is the multiple operation aspect and trying to figure out how to maintain 0,0 when flipping the part. Thanks for chiming in. Ill keep up with the posts. I expect the surface finish to be well within machined surface specs of 63-125. Ill take a look at the charts that you provided. Many thanks. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. I agree. Its what I was alluding to. Most of us will never use the qatch for what its intended to be used for. BUT Are you saying you doubt the claim that it will stand a 980 meter dive without failing to keep water out? My primary point in all this is not to bash Oris, even though I have quite a checkered experience with them. It is that experience though that set me on this course that has led me to try and understand the vast void between cost and quality as it pertains to various brands. Almost every watch brand has their fashion line. I once owned a tag quartz chrono link. A beautiful watch, but at the end of the day it was a quartz watch at a cost north of 2k......what exactky am I getting for that cost when I can literally get the same exact movement in another watch for a fraction of the cost????? Its all smoke and mirrors. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  11. I think my post correction above proves that point beyond a shadow of a doubt. Being able to get by the numbers a better watch for half the price. Oris and the other brands are highly over rated. And Id venture to say that the sector customer service is probably 10 times better. Considering Oris has 1......that's right 1 service center on the entire North American continent so once you get done spending double the money for a less quality of a watch and you need it worked on youre at the mercy of one vendor and I can speak from experience they know that they are the only vendor if you know what I mean. I just hope someone who is naive to the whole watch game that is searching for a divers comes across this thread and learns that whats inside a lot of these watches is really the same and that they are aware so they can make an informed decision when spending money on a watch. Just another observation Oris' comparable watch the tt1 chrono is only rated for 100 meters......where as the sector is rated at a 1000.......thats significant in my opinion. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  12. Youre correct it is not a 7750. I coppied the wrong link. Watchuseek is a forum i will not spend time in. I understand the depth certification from a practicality standpoint may be moot......i mean I think its safe to say that the vast majority of folks who wear a divers watch never dive. However the certification does speak to the quality of the watch. Let me restate my point with the correct link. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F192928457054 I have a vendor who will sell this exact watch for just under 1k new. That puts the price comparison at 1/2 of the Oris. Which is still a huge price difference. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. Ahhh ha. I see. Good info. Ive always been fond of Italian made products. Anyway so is it safe to say your opinion is that they are priced inline with their quality?? Ive never owned one but they do seem to use decent movements. The one model in particular that has my attention and ive considered buying recently is their dive team watch. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F173847156220 Titanium case, 7750 movement, and a 1000 meter depth......thats nothing to sneeze at. The same watch in all facets.....for example from Oris which by the way I despise is around 2k......you cant factor the movement as its not made by oris or sector. The depth on the oris tt1 is less. So really it comes down to customer service and the quality of the case. The sectir model is 1/4th the price. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. Im referring to the swiss company. https://www.sectornolimits.com/en When I was a kid back in the early 90s these things were all the rage and way out of my price range at the time. Now they are soooo cheap......I wonder how the quality is. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  15. Is it just me or are Sector watches extremely underrated? Its seems as though the second hand market is so underpriced or am I missing something?? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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