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Case back engraving/etching


I'm modifying another Seiko and have obtained a replacement caseback from Dagaz to show off an improved replacement movement. 

I would like to have lettering engraved/etched in a curve like on the original caseback (as shown) but to reflect the changes I have made.

Don't laugh, but I approached Timpsons, who use a Rotary diamond engraving set-up. To be fair, he said he could do it on a curve but it wouln't be anywhere near as precise as the outgoing caseback. I also approached a fine jeweller who makes jewellery and can do hand engraving, but his costs were too high in comparison to the watch.

I have a local engineering company who have experience of laser etching small cylindrical metal objects and he said he will look to see if it's possible for him to configure it to achieve a radiused set of lettering. 

I know this is not strictly 'Watch repairs' but any other ideas gretly appreciated. N.b. this is just a £200 Seiko so cost is an issue and if it seems too difficult or costly I'll just leave it blank.

Thanks, Jason



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On 10/2/2016 at 7:57 PM, Tunokies said:

Padi Turtle finally arrived. Yup it's a big watch. I'm migrating towards smaller vintage watches but I just had to get this one. Very weighty. I'm very impressed with the standard bracelet with solid end links and the little diver's extension but I had to remove 5 links to get it on my 6.5" wrist.  


Looks great, I've just ordered one. looks like ill be waiting six or so weeks to get it though. ☹

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