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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Save yourself a headache

Do you want to know how to save yourself $6 dollars and a whole lot of extra work? Whenever you work on a watch be sure to examine every part as you disassemble the watch. I want to stress today to look at every part, not just the gears, but every part. Its easy to […]

Quotable Quote

I read this today in an article by David A. Christianson, CMW21: In all this discussion, the term “watchmaker” means the man who repairs watches — not the man who works in a watch factory. The factory man need not know anything but his one limited subdivided portion of the watch. The watch repairer, on […]


Congratulations to Karla, comment number 57, who won the watch from Thank you everyone for participating and special thanks to orientalwatchsite for providing the watch for the giveaway. The winner was chosen by numbering each comment on the blog and each comment on facebook. There were a total of 101 entries and by using […]

Tuesday Tools – Computer

Clearly, I spend way too much time on the computer every day, but it is a very useful tool. Let me tell you some of the ways I use this tool. My computer is a communication device. When I encounter problems at the bench, I use my computer to learn from other watchmakers. I belong […]

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Orient Watch Giveaway

The kind folks at OrientalWatchSite are offering the following watch to a lucky Tick Talk Reader: The watch is an automatic wristwatch with power reserve. You can check out more Men’s Watches by Orient Watch at Two ways to enter the contest – do both for two chances to win: Comment on this post. […]

Time away update

I fired off the last post in a bit of a hurry. After thinking about it, and putting a few more days in at the bench I realized something important. It isn’t the skills at the bench that deteriorate in a week’s time, it is the mind. Thankfully, it would take a much longer respite […]

Time Away from the Bench

There is one thing about this profession — it is hands on! I was out of the shop for a week because of the birth of my third little boy. Mom & Baby are doing very well. My first day back was a little bit rough. It is amazing how taking just one week off […]