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I would imagine that the main reason that "major watch brands" don't offer free models is so that they don't put themselves out of business. The same goes for car brands and most, if not all, other commercial products. After sales parts and repairs can be a significant revenue earner, and if free DIY repair solutions were provided then that revenue ...


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The way you manufacture a part has enormous effects on how the mechanism around it is designed. In a complex enough mechanism you can't just replace any milled part with a 3D printed one. Furthermore, the answer to your question is already partly in the article you linked: ... the technology is not mature enough for production. (Tino Bobe) I guess the ...


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