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Monthly Archives: October 2008

More on the Parachrom Hairspring

If you missed my first post on the Parachrom hairspring you may want to check out the details of this fabulous development by Rolex in my original post on the topic. Since writing that post I have been patiently waiting to get my hands on a pre-2005 Daytona with the 4130 movement so I could […]

The bread & butter of Micromechanics.

So I’ve finally been introduced to the lathe.  It was a long month of solid filing and sawing which gets tedious to be honest.  We just finished our second week with the lathe and I must say, I really like this thing!  It’s quite simple to use actually but setting the geometry of the cutter […]

The Mainspring

One of the reasons I’m talking about mainsprings is because they have been on my mind a lot lately. The word on the street is that many mainsprings for older watches are no longer being produced. I have noticed the price increasing and I’m sure my customers have as well. The price of many mainsprings […]

Don’t sweat the small stuff

If you have subscribed to my blog you may have noticed that I sometimes write posts in waves. My inspiration seems to come that way. If you haven’t subscribed to my blog, you should. With a subscription you can get my posts in a feed reader (like Google Reader or Microsoft Outlook) or in your […]

Synchronize Watches Day

I hereby proclaim today “Synchronize Watches Day.” It will be celebrated every October 10th from here on out. Why October 10th you ask? Have you ever noticed what time it is in nearly all watch ads? It’s 10:10. It makes for a symmetrical photo and gives the illusion that the watch is smiling. A few […]