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Hello to all memebers of this forum!

My name is Tsoroev Rashid. I’ am 22 years old. I’ am from Russia. I started my watchmaking way when I was 15. When I firstly came in the fine watches shop I was very impressed and immediately understand what I must to do. Since then I never stopped to interest in watches. At the beginning I was exploring watches through magazines and internet, then, after 10-12 months, interest for movements was came. I started to buy and collect old pocket watches and wrist watches and disassemble and assemble them and sometimes, when I was have tools, I tried to repair them.
After four years of intensive exploring watches I decided to make my first watch and it was a school watch. I never was making watches before and I decided to start from something simple. I created my school watch in 4.5 months, it took a long time because I’ am a student and I was have possibility to work on it only at holidays. In process of making this watch I realized how to work with material. Because all elements for school watch I was made entirely by hand, like case, lugs, dial, hands and buckle, process of making this parts was quite hard because i don’ t have a special tools for that, like machining equipment, fine files, polishing materials etc. But I said to myself if I started that I must to finish that and I must to finish it anyway. I showed my school watch at my favorite watch forum and some famous watchmakers in Russia and to my surprisingly it was have a good feedback. After that I’ am realized that I must to produce my own watches and I started to work on my first collection.
The idea for this watch was come at the moment of exploring modern watches. When I look at modern watches I understand that big companies and even independent watchmakers starting to forget about a traditional watchmaking. So I decided to make a watch which will have a traditional elements and modern at the same time. I think the watch must to be dressy and have its own style and personality, but not to be boring and over conservative.
I was learning a lot of history of watchmaking and it was have some impact on me while making this watch. I decided to make time-only watch with classic seconds counter at six o’clock. This watch is based on the most reliable movement ever which is ETA 6498. It features a stainless steel 42 mm case which is a 11.2 mm high and sand blasted and gold plated dial which is also available with silver plating. Hour marks are made of steel and polished by diamond paste and blued, seconds counter also made of steel with satin finishing. Hands for watch were made entirely by hand without using CNC machines and then blued. It also features leather strap and my own handmade stainless steel buckle. I did a very big work to ensure that dial is legible and right combination of metals and colors is achieved. This watch was made with idea to make not only a dressy watch but also as an elegant looking “jeans watch”.
For any another information please contact me by private message or by email [email protected] . You can also find me on Facebook (Tsoroev Rashid) and Instagram (@tsoroevrashid) https://www.instagram.com/tsoroevrashid/
 

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Thanks for sharing your interesting story of grass roots watchmaking initiative - you must be commended for what you have achieved with no specialised equipment and the finishing looks good. That most likely means that it takes considerable time to build a watch.

Interesting choice of movement, which was essentially a pocket watch movement and a decent one at that. It is used by some respected watch names in the industry like Longines and others. Using that movement means the sub dial will always be at 6 which adds to the vintage look of the watch.

Would be interested to know what this watch sells for given the work put into it.

Best wishes with your venture
 

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Hello Reflex!
Thank you for you reply. Yes first watch (school watch) was quite hard to produce, because i was don't have all tools. But of course after some time i bought tools which is necessary for me in terms of finishing etc.
About pricing and availability. I'am afraid that i can't write pricing info in this area. I don't want to be blocked, don't understand me wrong. But i can say that price is quite affordable and check you PM for pricing info, please.
 

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Tsori:
Here in the USA we have a sentence that is appropriate.
Grammar leaves a lot to be desired. "Ya dun good Tsori"
Nuff said.

Lou Snutt
 

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I am pretty new to the watch scene but, I will say, yours are on par with what I like! Very simple and the vintage look really appeals to me. Well done sir and best of luck to you in this venture!:smile-thumb:
 

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Tsoroev, holy cow, these are astounding, and this whole story is ! :jaw: :smile1:

Can't say in words how impressive it all is. HUGE congratulations
on just thinking about something like this, but then actually being
able to do it ! :)

What's extraordinary is how short of a time you have actually been
into watches, and then have become such an expert, and both a
watch maker, and an artist. I mean there are a ton of watch brands,
or companies where the people behind the brand might have nice
designs, or cool watch models. But I don't think they are actually
creating the watches with their own hands. Seems like most of the
time their watches are mass produced, and maybe get inspected at
the very very end just to see if the watches are o.k.

Then on top of everything, your watches really stand out, and aren't
just homages, or updated classics. ..They are new, and eye-catching
from beautiful case, to sensational hands, markers, sub-dials, and just
fit, and finish ! Then the terrific movement ties us to the past for good
measure too. It's incredible !!! Thanks so much for the look, and story !

You have to be so happy, and proud of what you have done Tsoroev. :clap2:
 

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I can only mirror what has already been said, that is a fabulous looking watch you have made there and that exhibition case back is the icing on the cake. Top work well done...

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Thank you very much AtomicTom! Yes it is was not easy at the beginning and still of course. But i'am trying to improve my skills and knowledge everyday. Thank very much again)
 

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Thank very much desk_diver) As i said before i'am always trying my best.
You are very welcome, I admire your skill and patience.

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Excellent work. The watch is very nicely finished. The look is very appealing. In English the word is Craftsman for someone that does such beautiful hand finishing. Keep it up.
 

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Thank you very much AtomicTom! Yes it is was not easy at the beginning and still of course. But i'am trying to improve my skills and knowledge everyday. Thank very much again)

Don't mention it Tsori ! ..Have to thank YOU really ! :) It is just the best
having you giving us a glimpse into the journey you have been on.

Can only imagine what is on the horizon for you honestly !
 

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I want to share with you photos of Arrow watches with a silver-plated dial. The quality of phogtrafies is not the best, I still can’t buy a good camera because I still have to buy a lot of tools and equipment, but I tried to take good photos as best I could)
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Looks nice!

For your photos, you can use your mobile phone or any decent camera, but the best thing to do is build a Light Box. It can cost very little money ($10), as shown here:


And here is a good tutorial on how to take the photos:

 

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Looks nice!

For your photos, you can use your mobile phone or any decent camera, but the best thing to do is build a Light Box. It can cost very little money ($10), as shown here:


And here is a good tutorial on how to take the photos:

Thank you! I was made few photos with Light Box and mobile phone camera, but i need some nice camera if i want to make a macro shots.
 
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