Watch Parts Pen - A Short Film

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ldubia

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Great video. As mentioned above, Questions I had were answered for me. I feel like I could try something like that now. I have a bunch of watch parts...what the heck. as soon as all the bowls and other things are finished, I may have to make some pens.
 

Rossi

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Thanks all for the kind words. I used a Jr. Gent's II kit from CSUSA. I cobbled together almost all of the know how for this project from this very community. Glad to finally give something back, for all I've received.
 

KBs Pensnmore

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Thanks for an enlightening video clip Rossi. A couple of questions if I may, what was the base coat, nail polish? enamel? and what was used to "glue" the clock bits on the tube.
Thanks once again,
Kryn
 

BSea

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That was very helpful. :cool: I think all the questions I have, are asked by the previous posts. Good Job! :good:

But I don't think I could work that fast.:wink:
 

Rossi

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Hi all - set forth below are the answers to your questions:

(1) I use nail polish enamel as the base paint (usually, I have to give it about 2 coats). I've also done some powder coating, and although it results is a very, very strong finish, it is less resistant to the CA glue which I used to affix the watch parts. Specifically, the CA glue leaves a white residue which is visible through the PR when I use a powder coated tube.

(2) I used medium CA glue from Rockler to affix the parts to the tube.

(3) I get my parts from a number of places, including on Etsy, Ebay and at Cas-ker, which is a jewelry supply company that sells watch parts by the bag full (Cas-Ker Jewelers Supplies). I also go to flea markets from time to time, but that's mostly to buy watch dials (which aren't ordinarily included in the bags of watch parts that I buy online).

-Rossi
 
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