I am having a lot of fun with my watch project. I made this prototype (see picture) and I have 3 other designs that I am starting to make. Here are the specifications:

  • QC-10 aluminum case and outer links (QC-10 is as hard as type 316Lstainless steel)
  • Custom laser engraved backside crystal for “floating numbers” effect
  • Solid leather center links with tube and screw construction
  • Butterfly clasp
  • ETA 2824-2 automatic Swiss movement

I am further working with a supplier on a special proprietary coating for the case, that will make the aluminum scratch resistant.

“Every idea spawns another. Therefore no idea is bad.” Scott Kraemer

Photo and Story Credit: @slikmetalfab