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Can I send you my watch? Can I send you my parts?

Yes, it is no problem to work on your watch or to use parts that you have sourced.  However- you are responsible for ensuring that the parts are compatible with your watch, and for the condition of the watch when it arrives to AHW.

Can we talk on the phone?

I don’t typically do phone consults.   I end up talking too much, and accomplishing little.  It is a time vampire, and though I get on well with just about everyone, I need to actually build watches now and then, rather than talking about it.

Can you sell me a dial? Crystal? Hand?

Generally speaking, I don’t sell parts.  Genuine Seiko parts are often difficult to source, and selling them for a few dollars profit outside the scope of a larger project doesn’t make sense, especially considering the time it can take to track them down.  I don’t have a special parts pipeline.  However, some common parts are available here: http://www.artificehoroworks.com/product-category/parts/

How much for a sapphire crystal for my SKX?

Flat sapphire – $55
Double dome – $65
Bubble dome – $70

*AR options include none, blue, gold, red / purple, stealth gray

Labor – $40

Pressure test, if required – $20

Return shipping varies by location.

How much is it for the hacking handwinding conversion for my SKX?

NH36 movement – $65
Crown for stem – $25
Labor – movement transfer including spacer, day, date wheels – $95

Return shipping varies by location.

Total $185 + return shipping

For the NE15:
NE15 – $165
Crown – $25
Labor (hour wheel must also be transferred for day functionality) – $105

Total $285 + return shipping

Is there a catalog or parts list I can choose from?

Unfortunately, no.  The parts that are available at any given time vary wildly. Some are never to be restocked once they are gone.  If you have browsed Yobokies Photobucket, DagazWatch.com, and are somewhat familiar with the Seiko product lineup, then you will have a decent idea of what is available.  If you hope to achieve a specific look, send me an email, and I can suggest a combination of available parts that may suit you.

Why Artifice? Is this a trick?

When I had to come up with a name for this endeavor, I was in the process of listening to Patrick Rothfuss’ incomplete trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle.  From Kingkiller Wiki:

 The most basic applications of Artificing involve applying runes to inanimate objects and materials to replicate the effects of sympathy. Plans for artifacts are called schema.  Artificing also involves precise, painstaking work with acids and caustic substances, various types of fine metalwork, and other work that seems, from descriptions, to be a sort of fusion of chemistry and metallurgy.

Seemed like an interesting, while fictional, parallel to some of the work that goes into watches.