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Monthly Archives: February 2012

How long does it take to set down your tweezers?

I’ve said it before, but every time I see this kind of stuff it really bugs me. In this particular watch this isn’t even the worst of it. I’ll have to get a new mainplate because of the spurious repair decisions made by past “watchmakers.” Any of you who work on watches will instantly recognize [...]

AWCI Board of Directors

For those of you who are members of AWCI you may be interested to know that I have accepted the nomination to run for their Board of Directors this coming year. A ballot should arrive in a couple of months with my name on it. You can vote for up to 3 candidates. I ask [...]

A Simple Fix For Improving Tool Ergonomics

One of the stranger items on last year’s list of stocking stuffers for watchmakers was a mouldable, silicone rubber known as Sugru. I mentioned then that I’ve used it to improve the ergonomics of some the tools I use. One of those tools is a hand tool designed for installing and removing pushers in Tissot’s [...]

The Real Invention of Hugo Cabret

Automatons are real things. Fantastic creations of watchmakers bygone. They absolutely fascinate me. Link to Video, “The Lost art of Automota” Anybody want to pay me a few hundred thousand dollars to figure out how to do this? Feel free to contact me or just make a really, really big donation and I’ll get to [...]