Juntor buckle exploration. A new buckle design for our watch

Juntor buckle exploration. A new buckle design for our watch

I have designed a new kind of buckle to Juntor watch. I think this watch is of high end design and finishing. So we need a buckle that is integrated in its context. The buckle would be screwed to the fiberglass or rubber strap with a fastener. Thus the design is contextual. As well I want to decreased the weigth as is as possible. So the buckle material will be in aluminum. It is very difficult to machining in aluminum when the parts are very small. But the advantage is that with big watches the weigth decrease until 3 times more. I will start to maching the buckle the next week.  ...
Spring ball for settling Juntor bezel

Spring ball for settling Juntor bezel

In the first Juntor we put a ball with a spring in a hole in order to settle the bezel. I t was very difficult to put in the watch case. As well it wasn’t enough to give a good support. One of the ideas we have developed even applied in our Juntor is to put the middle case in 3 spring balls. The task of these parts is to stabilize the bezel on the rest of watch case. As well, the bezel rotates very well although is bidirectional. The spring size is about 2 mm with a spring that pushes a ball in a hole in the bezel. This hole is exactly 0,4 mm and they are 12 of them. And the best is we can get these parts in...
Juntor sketching exploration

Juntor sketching exploration

This was the initial idea for sketching aluminium Juntor. We wanted to evolve the old juntor in other watch with other material like aluminium. As well we introduced a new bezel that it turns on the middle watch case. The idea is to build plate and bridges in the same material, in order to decrease the weigth. Now it is almost 100 gr instead of 170 gr that it is the weigth of bronze or steel with the same...
Constructor sketching exploration

Constructor sketching exploration

  We have made a constructor sketching in order to explore a new shape with different materials. Some time ago we made a constructor sketching in magnesium. Now we have redesigned the concept in bronze. The idea is to try other kind of material. Fiberglass strap would be a good solution for this watch case. As well we want to try a new case back from aluminium. As well, policarbonate cristal shape is easy to make with this shape with coating. Aluminium dial can be anodized in 7075 or in 6063. Movement would be manual winding althought we also think in automatic...
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...