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SUCCESSFUL : Kickstarter: Watchmake Factory - Your First Watchmaking Experience

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SUCCESSFUL : Kickstarter: Watchmake Factory - Your First Watchmaking Experience

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Post by TheJohnP » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:05 pm

This one is for the modders or those who have always had interest in modding.

Watchmake Factory out of Hong Kong has launched a campaign for a kit to let everyone experience the beauty of watchmaking - even without any watchmaking knowledge. All parts and tools required are included, in one box. Their custom-made interactive tutorial video helps you build your first watch - all by yourself.


Early Bird pricing is $215
Regular price will be about $537.50

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Everything in a set:

Watch
- 42mm 316L stainless steel watch case in silver colour with sapphire crystal
- 9 steel dials in 3 styles and 3 colours (Silver White, Sun-ray Blue, Carbon Black)
- 2 sets of chromium-alloy indexes (Roman numerals, Western Arabic numerals, markers) in gold and silver finishes.
- 2 sets of English alphabets in capital and small letter, common punctuations and symbols in gold and silver finishes.
- Miyota 8200 series skeleton movement (42 hours power reserves, 21 jewels, -20~+40 sec/day, 21600 vibration/hour) installed with three hands (hour, minute, second hands).
- Oversized 316L stainless steel crown for easy winding and time adjustment
- Screw in case back with sapphire crystal window to appreciate the beauty of the movement
- 5atm water resistance
- Black leather band and/or 316L stainless steel watch bracelet as stated in awards

Tools
- Micro-fiber dust removal cleaning cloth
- Swiss standard tweezer
- Polymer cleaning sticks to remove dust
- Finger Cots to avoid finger prints
- Screw in case back opener
- Watch holding cushion and box
- Dial indexes alignment tool
- Online interactive tutorial video


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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Watchmake Factory - Your First Watchmaking Experience

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Post by baldrick » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:19 pm

Quite a cool idea and I'm surprised nobody has done it before (have they?). Yeah ok, probably not the best materials, but still. One thing I do find bizarre, however, is the lack of a solid dial. Seems like a no-brainer to include one/some given skeleton dials can be divisive.

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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Watchmake Factory - Your First Watchmaking Experience

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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:35 pm

Not sure why they didn't include solid dials. Seems at least one option would've made sense.


Essingler has a similar kit for about $200, just not as customizable.

https://www.esslinger.com/make-my-own-watch-kit/

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Re: SUCCESSFUL : Kickstarter: Watchmake Factory - Your First Watchmaking Experience

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:09 am

To follow up, this Kickstarter campaign was:

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21 backers pledged HK$ 38,510 to help bring this project to life.
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