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This 'product' is for exactly as it says, you are purchasing my time or slots of time to do your work.

In the past I have been too generous with my time doing one off jobs and not charging for the time its taken. I have even been known to do jobs for free ! I enjoy doing favours and one offs for people but its just not good business sense for me to do stuff for free ! For example, some time ago I made some clock stands which I have to design and CAD draw from scratch, this turned out to be a 2 and 1/2 to 3 hour job of which I just charged £12 of the normal clock stand ! Ive done other jobs too, repair work, engravings etc and barely charged, so this year Im determined to get a grip on of the situation!   Not only am I under selling myself, time taken has a knock on effect with all other jobs I need to do that comes through the books. I hope this makes sense and you understand my action taken to address this. 

So from now on any 'off piste' jobs that require me to down tools and work solely on your project will incur the My Time fee.

Time is broken down in to half hour slots of 10 GBP each, making my hourly rate just 20 GBP.  

My Time is charged for time. It does not include materials or shipping, these are additional costs to be added to the total.

What would you use this for ? Well, for example you may want a watch stand making and engraving similar to my LE Speedy stands. You may want me to design a strap for you that doesn't already exist or you may want a wall plaque manufactured. Maybe you want an aircraft clock stand making or a bespoke mouse mat, or even engraved brass plaques for your door or desk. These are all things I have custom made for people in the past and barely charged !!

If you want to use this service then the first thing to do is to contact me with your requirements. I will assess the job and give you a quote. I will never over quote for a job and if I find the job takes longer than expected then I will not charge for the extra time its taken. You will never pay more than the initial quote.

Q) what can I use this service for?

A) Anything that you think I can make for you. A quick look on my website here, 6B watches.com and on my instagram feed will give you an idea of my work.  In my inventory I have a laser cutter/engraver, lathe, milling machine, usual hand tools, a vinyl cutter etc as well as a dedicated engraving machine. I can work with wood, laminates, plastics, aluminium and brass, nylons and leather and do lathe and milling work within the capacity of my machine.

Q) How do you take payment for one offs?

A) An initial quote is given and if you accept you will then pay half up front using this page. On completion of the job images will be sent to you and if you are happy then second half of My Time is to be payed before the job ships.  If you dont like the finshed job or you simply change your mind then the initial half payment is not refundable. 



Due to the nature of my opening and closed catch up schedule, it is impossible for me to stick to a rigid lead time. 

Orders typicaly come through in a three day open phase making it impossible for me to then get all those orders out at a specific lead time.

I try my very best to get goods out within a couple of weeks but enevitably lead times do run over.


At checkout there is a tick box. Ticking this box means you have read and understood this lead time.  


Depending on what is in front of your order this lead time may fluctuate either way a little so please be aware of this when placing an order. 

Please also note,  for all GGB BESPOKE goods the green IN STOCK tick only means I have materials to make up your order.


When I have reached capacity and to reduce backlogs I will close off orders to all bespoke made goods but you will then have the option to be notified when I 're-stock'


Lead time does not affect 'off the shelf' items such as Phoenix NATO's and tooling which will go at the next postal run from order date   

Emails : I get a lot of emails which I struggle to keep on top of sometimes. I do try and answer in a timely manner but please give me a nudge again if I do not respond within a few days. 


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Wrist measuring guide
When measuring the wrist for your wrist size it is important to get this as accurate as you can to help save any issues with fit.

Please measure the wrist with the tape measure touching all the way around the wrist but not pulled too tightly.

Please do not be tempted to add any to the finished length. I build the straps around a metal wrist/Jig that I set to the wrist size you give me.

Lug-to-Lug explained

Simply measure from the centre of one spring bar or tube, across the watch (north to south) to the centre of the other spring bar or tube. This is your Lug-to-Lug measurement.

Strap Adjustment

Each gasgasbones strap is made to your wrist size. I incorporate around 10-15mm of adjustment in each strap for use between warmer and cooler days.


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