Behind the Scenes

Have you ever wondered how the watches in Levenaig’s collection are made? This page offers you some glimpses behind the scenes of Levenaig Watches. Below is a selection of snapshots from my little workshop. More images may be added later.

Holme Finnilä at Levenaig Watches presenting different types of raw materials – bronze, aluminium, brass and titanium – and a watch case.
This is where it all begins for most of Levenaig’s watches – machining of the short cylinder which will become the main body of the case.
Behind the Scenes: Holme Finnilä at Levenaig Watches preparing a bronze watch case for soldering.
A bronze case is being prepared for soldering. Since Holme likes the look of soldered lugs, he is prepared to spend that extra time (and patience) it takes. [watch model: Sulimyr 42]
Behind the Scenes: Holme Finnilä of Levenaig Watches demonstrating a green lathe
Most watch cases are at one point or another machined in this lathe.
Behind the Scenes: Turning a titanium Levenaig watch case. Emco Unimat 3.
Machining of a titanium watch case. [watch model: Gonzag 45]
Behind the Scenes: Holme Finnilä, founder of Levenaig Watches inspecting manufactured parts.
Proper inspection of all machined parts is time-consuming but important work.
Behind the Scenes: Engraving a Levenaig watch dial using a Friedrich Deckel pantograph engraver.
A dial (almost) ready to be engraved. In this case a Friedrich Deckel pantograph engraver was used. [watch model: Gonzag 45 or Eaign 38]
Behind the Scenes: Levenaig Watches Sulimyr 42 serial number
Every watch gets its unique serial number engraved.
Behind the Scenes: Levenaig Watches dial with logo engraved by laser
Every Levenaig watch needs a proper logo! But finding the right settings for the laser can be a little tricky.
Behind the Scenes: Levenaig Watches roughly machined watch hands
The first machining step has been completed. But more will follow…

Behind the Scenes: Holme Finnilä at Levenaig Watches working on a titanium Levenaig screw-down crown.
Making a Levenaig screw-down crown is one of the more challenging tasks. Especially when it is made of titanium. Even the tiny compression spring inside the crown is manufactured in-house.
Holme Finnilä, founder of Levenaig Watches holding a finished watch in a blue wooden box.
Appearing from behind the scenes: After many hours of hard work, a new watch is finished and ready to find a new owner. Levenaig’s watches are delivered in wooden boxes (handcrafted by Levenaig Watches, of course).