Firstly I'd like to apologise for the poor lighting in the photos and any omissions, mistakes etc. in my instructions I'm a posting newbie. Secondly, I'm not actually making a watch from scratch but rather editing and adapting one to fit my own needs.
Now that's out of the way I'll begin, like many I had seen Urban Influence's 5 Year Anniversary Watch (http://bit.ly/b2xNa5) and feel in love with it and immediately thought I have to have it, but alas, after searching everywhere, I couldn't find it, so like the title of the competition I thought 'I could make that.'
So here's my attempt:
Step 1: Selecting Watch
You'll need to find a suitable watch, after some consultation with my local watch dealer, I decided to go for this model from Rotary, though you'll find various suitable models on ebay (http://ebay.eu/12a1Gcg) you are basically looking for anything with a Swiss mechanical movement to it.
My first step was then to take this to the said watchmaker to remove the dial, this was seen as a rather peculiar request, but he was happy to oblige as he'd never seen anything like this attempted before and was keen to see the outcome.