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ebay purchase movement, which is OK, except the second hand post was missing. Probably why sold as spares or repair. Also have found one of the dial screws is missing  



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Fortunately tracked the movement down on www.ranftt.de and then on www.oldswisswatches.com, and tracked the movement down as an AS1674 and luckily found the part on ebay (the part cost more than the movement!!)



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Case will be 3 pieces: case back with movement holder, case body with lugs, and bezel. Raw materials;






Case back with movement holder in brass. 2 pieces of 3mm brass sheet to get the thickness



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Case body will be steel tube, with brass lugs silver soldered on. Plan  to blue the case body to see how it looks against the brass. Bezel will be polished mild steel


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The picture just shows the second hand post in in place and movement seems to be working fine (not cleaned)


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Left to do is bezel, dial, dial markings, hands, glass and crown - fingers crossed!!




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You have the patience of a saint and the hands of a master craftsman.

I'm not easily impressed, but this is so far over the top, that bluing just "pops" off the brass, solid movement as well.

You should (and will) be proud of your work and skills, Top Drawer!


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Hi Watchtime, yes it is heating polished steel. It is not permanent so not really suitable for a watch case, but this is playing. Towards the end of the project I will spray with laquer to see how that improves the durability, and also it will help seal the brass

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This project has got to the stage where I am getting glad it is over. Anyway, crown made, parts sprayed with clear laquer, acrylic fitted and strap fitted. A few other problems I had to deal with to get the watch keeping regular time. The watch now keeps good time and I will regularly wear it and see what snags come up (which I am sure they will !!)


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