Category Archives: made-to-order

The Future of English Watchmaking

By R. Jay Nudds Last November I had the pleasure of attending a seminar hosted by Roger W. Smith in which the eminent successor to the late George Daniels put forward his thoughts, and, crucially to this discussion, feelings on the state of watchmaking in England. It is indisputable that the English have a storied […]

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introducing: SK Watch Parts

Based in the German metalsmithing Mecca of Pforzheim, SK Watches sells pare parts for standard Swiss mechanical movements: ETA 2824-2, Unitas 6497, Unitas 6498, Valjoux 7750 and Valjoux 7751. For orders of 10 dials or more, it is possible to have a personal brand printed on the dial. For orders of 75 dials or more, […]

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Ginault, nothing but the Sub

Established in Fremont, California, the founder of Ginault plans to offer bespoke watches based on legendary military diving watches. The Rolex Submariner is the first source of inspiration, ant there is also a dial inspired by the Omega Seamaster 300. Ginault’s Base Module 1 and Silent Service Mark II both come with a Swiss ETA 2824-2 calibre, […]

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introducing: Paul’s Stuff

Let me introduce Paul Brandt, inventor and hobby prototypist. Paul is very skilled in mechanical repairs and metal working. Some years ago, he started designing and building simple mechanical tools in stainless steel. His homepage shows an array of objects such as: knives, multi-purpose tools, pliers, and so on… Eventually, Paul started modding some watches of […]

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introducing: IWI Watches

English watchmaker Ian Walsh trained in Manchester before working with TAG Heuer. Base in Lancashire, UK, Mr. Walsh registered the British trademark IWI Watches in Summer 2006 and launched his first collection of IWI Watches in September 2007. Prior to IWI watches, Mr. Walsh has been supplying and repairing specialist timing equipment to the film […]

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