Friday, January 28, 2011

The Giant Eight Day Wristwatch

Case components with movement
Case back with balance exhibition window

Case with movement

   The giant eight day wristwatch is a piece that I have been wanting to do for many years, and so, it is finally in the works. This watch very well may be the largest wristwatch ever made as well as the heaviest. The overall diameter of the watch is 70 mm and will carry a 28mm strap.

   The Giant is based on a Waltham 22 size, eight day movement. Robust and dependable, these movements were used in many applications from military to automotive as as well as bedside travel clocks.
   The case is made in sterling silver. The crystal bezel is of a screw down type. the case back has an exhibition window to observe the oscillation of the balance wheel, and will be attached with eight blued steel screws. 

   Screws for the back, lugs and the crown will bring the case to completion. The dial will be next, in which I will devote a posting to, as well as the final ornamentation which will be fully hand engraved surfaces. Look for up-coming posts showing  progress on the dial which will be brass with a silver applique' chapter ring as well as subsidiary seconds ring.