After long searching and thinking and evaluating the different approaches to get a watch makers work bench I decided to build one from IKEA furniture.100% IKEA parts used: 2 x EKBY ALEX, 2 x ALEX, 3 x EKBY TÖRE, 2 x CAPITA 16 cm, 1 x CAPITA 10 cm, 1 x LINNMON GrauThe table plate is at an hight of 100 cm and the table is 120 x 60 cm and a total hight with the shelf of 132 cm.It looks like that in some countries the CAPITA 10 cm i used are only 9 cm for some reason. There you have to improvise a bit.I added a vise but the LINNMON might not the best for this type of usage as it is mostly hollow inside. I had to add some strengthening material.Also some lighting you have to think about but IKEA has a lot to offer for that.Latest update: 10. November 2015, project started January 2014.Here is a new bench made by Jonathan in London: "Watch in progress"
Benches made based on my idea.