Watch Components Needed.

Q: I am learning how to make beaded watch bands, and then attach them to a watch, but was wondering what places sell just the individual watch with no band attached! Any suggestions?

A: 'Thunderbird Supply Co.' in Albuquerque sells watches like this. (505)884-7770 . Almost all 'wholesale' jewelers carry watches without bands: 'Rio Grande', and 'Fire Mountain' are two.... I am also looking for new watch components. At the moment, I am importing from 'Watch Us' in Connecticut (I'm in London, UK), and would be interested if there are any other companies out there with some different styles - there's absolutely nothing I know of here in England!! I've got a catalog from a company called 'River Gems & Findings' that has some nice watch findings - they're in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Address is: 6901 Washington St. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 tel (U.S): 1-800-443-6766 tel (Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico): 1-800-253-9738 tel (all other countries): 1-505-345-9565 fax orders: 1-505-344-0828 Expect to pay for the catalog - it's over 500 pages in full colour. I haven't ordered from them yet, so I can't give you any hints there.