Custom made Irony Chrono
For one of our customers we made this custom Irony Chrono. It was made by hand at his exact specifications. The result is a timeless masterpiece that is classic and constrained yet sporty and fashionable. It will never go out of style.
Please take a tour through the steps needed to create it:
First of all we ordered a brand new YCS493G Green Nectar from a respected dealer (I am quite sure we broke
the rules for warranty though! Good thing we give a six monts warranty period ourselves). It looked like this,
but not for much longer:
The straps that were fitted to size were taken off, the battery was taken out and the box was put aside.
This left us with the head only.
Now we added some extra parts like a black date ring, the dial of an YCS410G Windfall, tiny black hands and a bright orange large seconds hand.
In the next step we took off the tachymeter bezel and the crystal.
After that we took off all hands and the dial to reveal the top maintaining plate.
To get to the date ring we had to remove the top maintaining plate.
And here we took off the date ring.
On this picture you can see the replacement date ring in place.
After which we replaced and fixed the top maintaining plate.
Next the new dial was put into place.
First we fitted the tiny hands.
And after that we fitted the large hands.
On comes the crystal.
And the tachymeter bezel. Before the testrun it has not been locked into place, hence an otherwise covered piece of the case is still visible on the right.
And here is the finished product. It's great and unique!
We love making creations like this one. And yes, we can do the same kind of thing for you! If you have an idea, just share it with us and we will see what we can do. The Irony Chrono, the Gents and the Automatic are best suited for your needs.
A word of warning! We do encourage you all to experiment with your Swatch watches. But even though the story above may seem simple and easy, it is far from. So only try this if you are truly handy, if you have the tools needed and when you are ready and prepared to demolish several pieces. When you try this you are on your own. Swatch watches are made to be free of service. The things we do to them are normally not possible. Several parts are fixed in a one time only manner. One has to break things to free them and use tricks to re-attach them. It has taken us a long time and many broken Swatches to learn this. So best let us do the work!