Tag Archives: Making a watch movement

Part 1: Machining plató (bridge side)

6 Comments 19.03.2015

movement plató/baseplate (bridge side)In this first lesson we will produce watch plató. Plató (or plate, platine, baseplate etc.) is an essential part of watch movement – it is used as a base for all moveable parts. The material for the plató is used, in general, non-ferous and non-magnetic metal alloy: a copper alloy (some kind of yellow brass, silver brass like neusilber/pakfong) or precious metal (gold, silver, platinum) alloy. Now in the modern age some watchmakers or producers are also trying to use an artificial materials. Because we are all amateur watchmakers, we will go back to the roots and we use the standard material – a yellow brass that means “Copper-Zinc-Lead alloy” or “Leaded brass”. I choose a free-cutting brass CuZn36Pb3 (CW603N/C36000) but clock-brass CuZn39Pb2 (CW612N/C37700) is a good choice too.
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Introduction of “ELEVEN” Watch Movement

1 Comment 02.03.2015

PM01MR watch movementAs I noticed a few months ago in a description on my YouTube video,
I finally finished my design of watch movement with codename “ELEVEN”. So now a little bit more about: this is a manual wound watch movement, essentially I can say it’s a “regulateur” – it means a movement with separate hour, minute and second hand. Advantage of this concept is relatively simple manufacturing and with a sufficient mechanism precision. This movement is designed and presented primarily because of a learning technology and technological processes in watchmaking, acquisition of skills (or to find delight) in precision mechanics and especially understanding the operation of the watch. It’s not my ambition to manufacture together with you the best and most beautiful watch movement in the world, but with your own personalisation you can make a beatiful machine.
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