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Greetings to the forum!

 

My name is Guido, from Italy.

 

Love cars, love watches.

 

Love watches to the point that we've built one, shown below.

 

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Would be great if I could present it to you.

 

Have a nice evening,

 

Guido

 

 

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I rather like the dial and hands. I guess it fits well here as part of your introduction to the forum, otherwise General Discussion.

I would personally be fascinated to hear the story, but if it is not a one off and you are planning to sell watches, may I please ask for no direct sales pitch at least until you are better known on the forum. 

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Thanks for your kindness Sogeha.

 

The story of the watch:

 

Me and a good friend of mine both work in the mechanical industry and steel one.

 

He's the technician and many years ago the idea of creating a watch body from a hexagonal nut with its screw was born.

 

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The watch is quite unusual, the body is composed of 8 pieces:

 

Bezel

Outer case (crafted from the hex nut)

Inner case (crafted from the screw head)

Lowe ring

Lugs

Crown

 

This is how the screw is machined to get the inner case

 

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And these for the outer one:

 

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The watch is opposite assembled compared to a standard watch.....we start from the bezel....the back case just do not exist (it is part of the screw pivoting into the nut).

 

The watch was almost ready even 10 years ago. Only a couple of months ago we've started a microbrand company (RdB watches) and the timepiece can be crafted on demand.

 

All of the work is done in Italy, except from the Swiss automatic movement at 28.800 vib/h, with 25 jewels which is modified in-house to fit the case.

 

The case can be crafted in 36 mm or 41 mm depending on the original nut used (M24 or M27).

 

The basic models are made in 316 aisi stainless steel but we can even use titanium or brass.

 

It comes with a handmade strap customized for RdB and crafted in Tuscany. (Bracelet is on demand).

 

Some pics below, awaiting your comments!

 

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Very nice indeed and a fascinating project. I just sent you an email requesting pricing information, then immediately afterwards found the price on your website. My Italian is nowhere near as good as it should be🙄

 

https://www.rdbwatches.net/

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Nice opportunity this week!

an early M24 Intenso (black dial, case serial 007) will be listed on eBay on Saturday, November 4th.

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No reserve, starting bid 1 euro!

Save the date!


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Below the M27 (41 mm) compared to its little brother M24 (36 mm).

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