A list of the innovations we have introduced in the Juntor

A list of the innovations we have introduced in the Juntor

  A list of the innovations we have introduced in the Juntor The Juntor is a watch that we have been developing for several years, and therefore, has improved considerably since its first version (Old Juntor in English). This post is a compilation of the most important innovations we have incorporated into the design, development and mechanization of the Juntor. Almost all parts (except the swiss movement) are made in our workshop in Alcoy (Spain) The Juntor design is based on something as simple as the shape of a nut. On this basis we developed a design that suppressed the watchcase legs. The watchcase legs are very uncomfortable especially in watches that their size exceeds 40 mm. The legs were replaced by screwed plates to back case, with two pivots that are inserted inside the belt. This allows a great attachment to the middle case and the back case. These two pieces are machined with niches or channels that allow the lodging of the belt in a very precise way. The watch bezel is rotating with twelve concave perforations, with a width of 0.4mm which is exactly the size of the ball of the pushbutton. These upgrades have been designed to support the watch bezel just in the numbers where the concave perforations are located. They allow great stability and a smooth and firm rotation of the bevel in the middle box. The hexagonal shape with the corners in cantilever allows a perfect grip of the bezel when rotating. The bezel has a titanium-molybdenum support spring allowing it to maintain the shape permanently and expand with body temperature. This...
Why I make my own design watches

Why I make my own design watches

Why I make my own design watches At first it may seem very easy to create a brand of watches but it is very difficult manufacturing. Most of the young companies that appear on the market look for an already cataloged watch. They print their logo and sell it after. Having a good online store and a good SEO positioning will be, for sure, beneficial. It is currently, the most common business model. It is a challenge, designing, developing and manufacturing my own design watches. When I created the EXTático brand, I conceived a fairly ordinary design with an idea of time called Spanish Time. Over the years and the experience, I changed the idea on the design. Now the watches I design and produce are based on forms of industrial elements. I learned to design and develop my own design watches using Autodesk software. Currently I use Fusion 360, which is perfect for companies like ours. The advantage of Autodesk Fusion 360 is that it is a software for incorporating machined in 3 to 5 axes. That encouraged me to create my own watch-making workshop together with my wife. We bought a CNC ( Computer Numeric Control) together with a milling machine. As well as other machinery such as a sandblaster, a polisher, a pad printer machine for dials, etc. For more than a year we are in a continuous process of an every-day learning on how to handle and work with the machines to deliver an accurate product. We are also in the stage of manufacturing the prototypes of the Juntor model, which is proving quite complex. Nevertheless,...
How the Juntor concept started. Working in Spain.

How the Juntor concept started. Working in Spain.

How the EXTatico Juntor Spain concept started. More than ten years ago, we began our journey through this world of watches. After the first model we did, now discontinued, we did a twist to the EXTático idea. We went from the idea of the Spanish time to the design of our watches in a conceptual way. The design bases on industrial objects shape such as cars, airplanes, engines or their components. Thus, we designed concepts of engines like the Wankel rotary engine or a Bentley alloy rim. We also inspired in a concept car, the Seat Tango for our Diver or a regulator for oxygen cylinders as the watch bearing the same name. The Juntor was something simpler. We based on basic shapes of bolt and screw connectors. We followed by the idea that a simple screw is a connector of different parts and components, forming complex objects. The simplicity of its shape but the great task that it fulfills, it is a minimalist maxim, less is more. The concept began as a threaded nut with slots and grooves. The Juntor concept was of different materials such as steel, titanium or aluminum bronze. It was 18 mm of height and a considerable weight. It is the old Juntor, that although it is discontinued we think of to make it again if the people asks us it. After the Juntor evolved, keeping its original lines, to a tactical watch, where the bezel turns and the dial is more complex. Currently the Juntor is of anodized aluminum of four colors, blood red, military green, navy blue and gray slate. It is also...
Starting making EXTático watches with CNC

Starting making EXTático watches with CNC

watches, cnc, started My wife and me we have started to make our watches in our own workshop. In Spain we make EXT watches with a CNC machine. Also,we have bought diferent devices like sandblaster, polisher, paint pistol for watch dial. For that we did CNC training courses as machining as micromachining with HAAS Madrid From some months ago we have fulfilled your dreams, to manufacture our own watch designs. We make each watch part here, less movement, but we want to make it in short terms as well. So far we have made a lot of samples in order to reach a high end watch. Aluminium Juntor is a very nice watch based on tactical military esthetic. We hope we can introduce this watch as soon as possible. It is very difficult to get a good watch in a plenty market with so competence. But we are happy with this idea and we will do it. In the picture my wife and me the first day we turned on CNC machine. We have more than 200 prototypes better and...
CONSTRUCTOR Magnesium electron 43 sketch

CONSTRUCTOR Magnesium electron 43 sketch

CONSTRUCTOR Magnesium electron 43 sketch   EXTático LAB shows a new sketch of a watch concept. The idea is to work with different material, as magnesium alloys. Magnesium is a ligth material with a low weigth. It easy to mechanize but there is to care when the machining. Magnesium is a highly flamable metal, so to avoid that problem, electron 43 alloy includes rare earth. Constructor concept is coated with keronite, a  Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) surface treatment technology. to be applied magnesium alloys as electron 43, AZ61, aluminium as well. Keronite gets a hradnes until 2000 HV, strong adhesion, wear resistance with minimal fatigue due to 5 microns fro layer. The movement would be the EXT TIPO 1 is based on ETA 6498 but it has been modified with new bridges as picture. Strap would be PVC + poliester fibres with leather imitation. This watch would be make in Spain in our workshop here in Spain. This is extaticowatches...