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...
Machinability of metals in watches

Machinability of metals in watches

Machinability Machinability of metals in watches Machinability is a concept that describes the ease with which a material is machined. A material of this kind has the advantage of breaking with low shear force, with a good finishing surface without using many tools. Good machinability breaks the material easily. There are two sets of parameters that define the machinability of a material: 1 Working conditions of a material including 8 factors – Microstructure affects physical properties such as strength, toughness, ductility, toughness, corrosion resistance, performance of high / low temperature, wear resistance etc. – Grain size also affects various properties such as ductility, the tensile strength or surface finish. – Heat treatment – Chemical composition, as it is very important to know the components and quantity of each to provide different properties. – Manufacture, manufacture by casting, extrusion forming, pressing, etc. It will affect the hardness, fracture toughness, ductility –Hardness, relates to the yield strength. – Elastic limit. Materials with high resistance to traction need much initial torque to be machined and removing the original chip. High level of strength is more difficult to machine – Tensile strength. Materials with high tensile need much initial torque to breaks and remove the chip. High level of strength is more difficult to machine   2 Individual physical properties of materials – Modulus of elasticity. A high modulus is better because the cut is more stable and accurate. – Thermal conductivity. Low heat conductivity increases and hardens the piece – Thermal expansion. High thermal expansion enables dimensional changes in alloys – Work hardening. Low-speed machining hardens alloys   A table machinability of metals...