Category Archives: parts

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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Rubberize your Rolex

Hat tip to Gregory Pons of BusinessMontres.com Rolex has a reputation for being extremely conservative when it comes to design novelties. The maison generally takes decades before implementing new designs or new technology. As an example, their recent glidelock buckle was finally introduced to supercede designs that were patented more than half-a-century ago. One of the reasons for Rolex’s exteme caution is that their new technology must be thoroughly […]

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Great loss for the watch projects community

I am saddened to hear about the passing away of renowned watch modder Noah Fuller on April 13th, 3 days after his 41st birthday and 12 days before his wedding anniversary. Noah Fuller was one of the earliest entrepreneurs offering custom watches and aftermarket parts for Seiko and ETA movements. Having amongst other things created […]

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introducing: International Watchman

We used to have favorable comments about International Watchman on this blog, but it was brought to our attention that owner Ron Sabo has been engaging since 2012 in activities that can only be described as IP trolling: Sep 2012 http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showthread.php?54073-International-Watchman-Inc-NATO-G10 Nov 2013 http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showthread.php?61181-More-news-about-International-Watchman Oct 2014 http://www.dailyreportingsuite.com/ip/news/_nato_and_nato_g_10_marks_not_proven_generic_for_watches Watchproject.com was created to promote the re-use and […]

Posted in aftermarket parts, assembler, ETA 2836, historic designs, Limited edition, militarophilia, straps, Unitas 649X | 4 Comments

introducing: Wei & Friends, the hands that carve time

Combining the skills of watchmaker and designer, Martin Weichert set on to create his personal watch collection 2 years ago. His vision was to create watches with a high level of craftsmanship and an uncommon design. Interestingly, one of his sources of inspiration being abstract British sculptor Henry Moore, Weichert describes his creations as Watchsculptures. […]

Posted in arty, assembler, brand of origin, custom dials, Limited edition, made-to-order, novelty, original designs, Unitas 649X | 4 Comments