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Building My New Watch Repair Workshop.


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I posted these pics on my facebook page but thought I would share them here also.

 

I am converting my garage to use as my new workshop and work got started last weekend. The garage door came off and a wall was built - then a new window fitted.

 

Next I will need to have the internal walls done and the ceiling, then the workbenches and storage. Last, the flooring.

 

Quite an exciting project.

 

I will keep this thread updated as I go along.

 

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That looks a great job I bet you can't wait to see it finished !.   :)

 

Absolutely - I have been planning this for a long time. It's fantastic to see it started.

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So cool.  Nice big window too for natural light.  Watching in interest my friend :)  I have been chatting to you via your youtube channel, Mark ;)  Mickyfin is my nick.

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So cool.  Nice big window too for natural light. 

 

Indeed! And the window ledge is the perfect height for the workbench :)

 

I had hoped I would be ready for the plasterboard this weekend but I was stupid and managed to gash my hand quite deep whilst removing the wood panels from the wall. So I did not even get to PVA the walls. I can only work on it at the weekends as I am also very busy on the bench. Bit frustrating but I'll get there.

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That bench is very nice.

 

 

Hello guys, I am in need of some suggestions for storing all of the spring bars and crown assortments etc.

 

You can buy multi-compartment plastic boxes from most horological suppliers. And a bisley cabinet or similar will do.

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That's right Mark, cousinsuk sell pretty much everything a watchmakers needs :)  I got those 10, and 6 compartment green trays with clear lids complete with locking studs.  Also got yellow, red, and blue ones which I use in a queue of my workload, helps organising my work load at a glance, and know whats next etc.

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That's right Mark, cousinsuk sell pretty much everything a watchmakers needs :)  I got those 10, and 6 compartment green trays with clear lids complete with locking studs.  Also got yellow, red, and blue ones which I use in a queue of my workload, helps organising my work load at a glance, and know whats next etc.

 

I know the ones you mean - I used them when I was working in Stamford and I loved them as you could lock the top on. I must buy some.

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Delayed unfortunately. Having to put a new ceiling in as the old one was not sound.

 

I have until June to finish it as I have to move in July.

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I am looking forward to seeing how this progresses Mark. Tell me, do you have a silent workshop or do you listen to music whilst working?

 

I have a friend in Switzerland who up until recently was responsible for building the Tourbillion movements for Omega, She has now moved into teaching at Omega as well as representing the brand at Boutique openings and demonstration days. She never had music playing, just silence but others have earphones in and in the main listen to classical music ( I would imagine death metal might not be conducive  to thoughtful work practises !!)

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It's great designing something that perfectly suits your needs. I look forward to seeing the finished article.

That's an excellent job that the builders made!

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I haven't seen this thread before but so far it looks fantastic! All that space for me it is luxury. Great job Mark and hope it is all done soon so you can enjoy the new place!

 

Cheers,

 

Bob

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Got some email notifications activity going on regarding this thread of Mark's, so rushed here thinking he had completed it, but alas no, no peace for the wicked Mark.  Bet you can't wait to move in there!

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