this project began as a dare from a client i worked with who had also built a body for his own watch and had expressed the complexity and depth of skills it took to complete the build. naturally i wanted to give it a try so this project was more a proof of concept and an exploration into basic watch design.
i knew early on that i wanted this watch to be simple and be driven by my skill set so i new i need to get some 3d printing into the build that would be durable enough to last when i wore the watch. the watch strap seemed to lend itself perfectly to the rapid protoyping possibilities of 3d printing and i was pleased with the final results.
i wear this watch as much as i can and despite how often i have had to repair elements due to my merciless abuse of items i use everyday, i still get a sense of achievment when i put it on and it reminds me to take more time when laying the foundations for a build at the design stage.
this is the kind of project i love doing in my free time as it combines my love of design with my love for a type of product. watches are the ultimate marriage of design and functionality so they are a great test of your skills if you want to understand how to build and ensure in lasting mechanical quality to a product.