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Post by SeikoJohn on Wed Mar 20 2019, 11:36

My stepdaughter is getting married later this year so I have decided to make my own cufflinks using watch movements , I have these two that I can use

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This is just a test project for now as I may need to find smaller movements these are 25mm dia and may be a little on the big side  , but my question is what glue would you suggest I use to glue them to the blank cufflink ? Do you think superglue would do it ??
I will file the pinion down ( think that is the right name , I mean the bit the watch hands fit to ) so that the face is flush with the cufflink blank.

Any suggestions or advice on this project will be greatly appreciated .


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Post by domecurb on Wed Mar 20 2019, 11:48

@SeikoJohn wrote:My stepdaughter is getting married later this year so I have decided to make my own cufflinks using watch movements , I have these two that I can use

Watch movement cufflinks  Img_2103

This is just a test project for now as I may need to find smaller movements these are 25mm dia and may be a little on the big side  , but my question is what glue would you suggest I use to glue them to the blank cufflink ? Do you think superglue would do it ??
I will file the pinion down ( think that is the right name , I mean the bit the watch hands fit to ) so that the face is flush with the cufflink blank.

Any suggestions or advice on this project will be greatly appreciated .

i think you may find that solder is the way to go with them and use blank cufflink backs like these

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all in my opinion of course Very Happy


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Post by SeikoJohn on Wed Mar 20 2019, 11:51

Superglue AND solder , by doing it this way there should be no way they will fall apart


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Post by domecurb on Wed Mar 20 2019, 11:57

@SeikoJohn wrote:Superglue AND solder , by doing it this way there should be no way they will fall apart

the super glue will go on fire when you solder it Razz


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Post by SeikoJohn on Wed Mar 20 2019, 12:01

@domecurb wrote:

the super glue will go on fire when you solder it Razz

I like a challenge lol!

I am watching a few joblots of old movements on ebay as they look smaller than the movements I have and will be more suitable .


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