Koda Design

  • Blue Steel

    I use a Mopa fiber laser which can output colour but I haven’t really exploited this part of the machine. I found some downtime to have a play and found some consistent colours I can etch on stainless. Not wasting any time I reached for the nearest cheap watch and went to work designing something to feature the colour and

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  • Game Day – Football (Soccer) Bezel Insert

    Four years ago to the day I built my first custom watch. It was the start of the pandemic, we were stuck at home and I was looking for something to do. I was about to build a custom mechanical keyboard when a Youtube video of a Seiko SARB033 sent me down the rabbit hole and out I came building

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  • Pulsometer and Asthmometer SKX Bezel Insert

    I recently took on a job to build a funky two tone Tuna that required a pulsometer insert. The design of the insert, and whole build mind you, is based on an old assembly job I had a couple of years ago. Finding the same insert was a challange so I resorted to making a resin version. None of this

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  • Koda A – PRX Stainless Steel Dial

    I decided to take a couple of days off for new years. While resting an idea crystallized for a personal PRX build. My focus is a bit obsessive when that happens and the only remedy is to see it through to completion. Fortunately I had a PRX handy I could break in case of emergency. The dial design is a

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  • Koda Countdown

    Dual time scale countdown design – a work in progress. The insert has two time scales counting down minutes or hours.     As an example, line up the 30 minute mark with the minute hand to count down to zero. Your time has elapsed when the minute hand reaches the triangle. This is the traditional scale of a countdown

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