Does anybody out there have any experience making stone watch
dials? I'd be grateful for any advice/suggestions on how thin they
should be, standard sizes, etc. And where to find decent watch
If memory serves me correctly, Tissot used to market a "Rock Watch"
back in the late 80’s. the whole case of the watch was stone. As for
making dials most watch dials are 0.25mm thick but you could make
them slightly thicker, it would all depend on the lenght of the
cannon pinion/hour wheel/ctr seconds wheel.
Decent watch movements? depends on your definition of decent. Most
common would be , for just time, FE5120, Ronda 751 or Miyota 5y20 or
if you want a date Miyota 6L12, 2115 or ETA955-114.
Usually when you buy a watch movt. it will only come with a full
length stem. you will also have to sort hands, crown, glass, case,
strap and battery. You might be better off buying in a line of
inexpensive watches and then just swop your dials over.
Hope this helps,