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Making of dial indexes – first pictures

0 Comments 27.01.2014

Dial indexesFor visual dividing of hour segments on the watch dial and thus more readable numerals are used small parts, so-called indices or indexes. They are made in different shapes and came from different materials like steel, gold or brass. Some manufacturers using own specific shapes as a sign of identification for their products. Since I want to produce almost all watch parts myself, I had to solve this hard job too. Potentially you can buy indices as a ready-made product from factory, but finally I decided to manufacture them. For my need I chose a round shaped indices with color filled center. By the way, buying a ready-made indices or simply find a producer or factory seems to be a very big problem, because I could not find anyone worldwide. So, if you do not want to manufacture these parts ourselves, the easiest way is to buy a complete watch dial as a spare part and use indices only.
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