I've made up my mind to build a watch around the the ETA 2804-2 (28.800/Manual wind/Date complication). It's diameter is identical to the ETA 2824-2 (25.60 mm), but the height of the 2804-2 is just 3.35 mm, that is 1.25 mm less than the 2824-2. I've been looking around but it seems very difficult (impossible?) to find watch cases designed for the ETA 2804-2, but there are plenty of cases to choose from for the 2824-2. So, I have two questions...
1. Where can I find watch cases designed for the ETA 2804-2, and if that isn't possible...?
2. Would a case designed for the 2824-2 work with the 2804-2? My guess is that it would, but that the case back would be unnecessarily thick?
Hello everyone, first of all I am fairly new in watch repairing/collecting, so please go easy on me! Recently I have bought an Eternamatic 3000 Wristwatch Automatic Date movement with the calibre number 1500k. I have been looking over the net since forever to find a case in which this movement would fit in. I did some research and came up with the exact "dimensions" of the movement. I am attaching the sheet below.. I know that it is forbidden for other user members to promote the selling of such items, but at least if I can get a recommendation as to where to go on the net for the case that would be great...! Thank you very much everyone!
Eterna 1500, 1501.pdf
I hope this is not a silly question but I'd like to identify what tool(s) I might need to open this type of screw back watch case (see pic. below). This is an inexpensive Victorinox Swiss Army watch and I really don't want to spend $20-$25 at a Jeweler's to have the battery replaced. I know it's definitely not a snap/pop off case.
For anyone not knowing, ETA announced a while back they are stopping the sale of all spare parts on December 31st 2015. After this date only Authorised service centres will b able to get them, so once cousins, boley etc supplies have been exhausted we will no longer be able to get them, meaning the customer has to pay extortiate prices.
Commission closes its investigation into the refusal by several manufacturers of prestige/luxury
watches to supply spare parts to independent repairers.
The European Commission has closed its antitrust investigation in the sectors of the supply of spare
parts and the provision of repair and maintenance services for luxury/prestige watches in several
member states (notably France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK).
The investigation concerned watches which are typically worth repairing and maintaining (in that
regard, the Commission focused on watches sold above a certain retail price). The Commission
investigated, further to a complaint by the European Confederation of Watch and Clock Repairers'
Association ("CEAHR"), whether the discontinuance of the supplies of spare parts by prestige watch
manufacturers to independent watch repairers (i.e. repairers that do not belong to their respective
official networks for repair and maintenance services) may constitute an infringement of EU
competition rules on restrictive agreements and abuse of a dominant position (Articles 101 and 102 of
the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, respectively). Following a comprehensive investigation, the
Commission has concluded that there is limited likelihood of finding such an infringement in the
I am well pleased with mine came in handy tonight whilst rebuilding a regula 25 cuckoo clock for
checking pivots. I have a balance spring to sort out soon so again will be in use a useful tool when you consider a bergeon hand gauge is nearly £40 .
It would depend upon how the strap attaches to the case. Based on what I can see, my hope would be that you can remove the caseback and then slide the band off with some kind of tongue and groove fitment. If that's the case, my inclination would be to 3D model a piece that would slide in as an adapter and can accept standard bands with springbars and then 3D print it. Once you have a design that works, send your design off to one of the places that can 3D print in metal to have them create a more attractive and durable long-term piece.
A couple that does Youtube videos on making stuff called "Evan and Katlyn" went through this process in a series of videos a few months ago for making a custom folding knife. They have lots of guidance about the process in those videos.