Our range of watch cases is manufactured to the same exacting tolerances as the rest of our comprehensive range of quality watch parts. With a choice of style, material and finish, our watch cases can be supplied to your specifications to ensure the ideal component for your product.
Crafted in our own manufacturing facility to the highest standards using state-of-the-art technology, including medical grade dust-free environments, our watch case production combines with our expert logistical support for trusted component supply for all your critical watch components.
Watch cases are mostly made from a process called subtraction manufacturing. That is, the case starts as a block of material, whether that be stainless-steel or other metal, and the case is formed by removing material from the block to leave the case structure itself.
Some of this process is achieved using a lathe with manual oversight, however, much of the work is completed by multiple axis CNC machine, using a computer driven control process. This ensures that every case meets the dimensions and shape expected with incredibly accurate tolerances for consistency and precise component fit during watch construction.
Once material subtraction is complete, each case is hand finished, removing any edge imperfections and creating the final polished finish that brings out the beauty of the design and materials.
While there are certain limits to where watch design can go, after all it must fit on the wrist, there is a huge variety in the styles and types of watch case available today. There are two basic shapes, round and rectangular, with round being by far the most common. However, while square cases also appear as a variation of the rectangular design, others such as the cushion design, add straighter edges to the round design for another unique look.
Cases are not always symmetrical either, with the asymmetrical cases usually being a variation of the round case, adding a larger curve or more bulk to the crown side. This type of case mostly appears on chronographs, and it allows the incorporation of additional buttons for the extra features, while that added material can be used to provide protection for these controls.
Finally, we have the odd shapes, from triangles and more, these cases are known as Avant Garde, and can include almost anything the imagination can draw.