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    Default NEEDED! Machining wristwatch case.

    I was led to this site while marveling over a fancy Swiss-made 5-axis mill that
    could precisely mill wristwatch cases without a tool change.

    I doubt that many shops here have such equipment, but I am looking for a
    machinist that can:

    1. machine (mill?) a wristwatch case
    2. including screw back
    3. with secondary operations such that
    4. a skilled watchmaker/repairperson (not horologist) can complete assembly
    5. . . . out of silver

    I am guessing that milling the assembly is the way to go, although I am open to
    professional guidance that it should be cast, then machined?

    We have a 3D model of the design and a test casting of SLA epoxy.

    We are in NW Arkansas, but are amenable for the shop to be anywhere, but
    preferably in the US.

    We need an initial 10 test units, in preparation of an ultimate run of 1,000.

    Any guidance would be appreciated as to who can help with this project . . . as
    well as any other requirements that must be specified.

    Regards,

    Jay Honeycutt

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    There is a Commerce sub-forum. But I would guess that you've already gotten about 10 Personal Messages by now.

    R

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    Quote Originally Posted by thor2k View Post
    mill wristwatch cases without a tool change.
    Why does a toolchange matter to you if someone else is going to make them for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtndew View Post
    Why does a toolchange matter to you if someone else is going to make them for you?
    Well, my 1/8" endmill is gonna have a hard time generating acceptable #000 threads in silver...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandrummerman21 View Post
    Well, my 1/8" endmill is gonna have a hard time generating acceptable #000 threads in silver...
    Maybe I missed the sarcasm in your post. But the OP wants someone to do it without a toolchange.

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    It’s possible the OP means without swapping to another machine, vice an actual tool change in a mill??


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    I don't see anything saying you need to do it with one tool and one setup...I believe he was lamenting about a machine he had seen being able to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plastikdreams View Post
    I don't see anything saying you need to do it with one tool and one setup...I believe he was lamenting about a machine he had seen being able to do so.
    He's got to qualify or justify buying the most rinky dink POS money can buy, right? He gets someone else to prove it out before he buys a PocketNC or whatever.

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