Robert L. Frazier ( www.rlfrazier.org )

Watches

I have a number of watches. Here are pictures of three that I have constructed. The movements, cases and hands are from various sources. I make the dials. Most of the watches I construct are labelled “F&J”, which abbreviates “Flotsam and Jetsam”

AS1802: A Schild caliber 1802 movement, 11 1/2 lignes, manual wind, sweep seconds, 17 jewels, 18000 vibrations per hour.
AS1802 watch

Mil2: Unitas caliber 6497 movement, 16 1/2 lignes, manual wind, small seconds, 17 jewels, 18000 vibrations per hour.
Mil2 watch

FJ4: Longines caliber 12.68N movement, 12 lignes, manual wind, sweep seconds, 17 jewels, 18000 vibrations per hour. The case is ex RAF from WWII. The strap was handmade for me by an acquaintance
FJ4 watch

Although I enjoy looking at the outer aspects of watches, it is mechanical movements which I find of most interest.

MST caliber 414 movement: 1961, 11 1/2 ligne, manual wind, sweep seconds, 17 jewels, 18000 vibrations per hour.
MST414 watch movement

Movado caliber 127 movement: 1950, 12 1/2 lignes, manual wind, sweep seconds, 17 jewels, 18000 vibrations per hour.
Movado 127 watch movement

Seldom do I acquire a watch movement which doesn’t need repairs, or, at the least, cleaning and oiling. So, the first thing I do is take the movement apart.

Omega 613 watch movement take apart

With time, and a bit of luck, I get them back together with no pieces left over.

Omega caliber 613 movement: 1967, 27.9mm, manual wind, sweep seconds, date, 17 jewels, 19800 vibrations per hour.
Omega 613 watch movement

At the moment, I’m not actively trying to sell any watches.. About the future, I can’t now say.

email: robert.frazier@chch.ox.ac.uk

Dial Making HOWTO

Dial Making HOWTO

Here are instructions on making a dial using a “silk-screen” method. I’ve changed to a pad printing process, but haven’t written the instructions for it yet.

Materials Available/Wanted

Materials List

Here is a link of watch materials that I want, and some that I have. I am open to offers to to buy, sell or trade, although I greatly prefer to trade.

Time Factors Watches

High quality watches at a very good price. Mostly non-dress watches, i.e., military and diving style. I have two, the PRS-4 and the PRS-53.