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Author Archives: aimeri

I am an apprentice watchmaker. Right now I am learning watchmaking the old fashioned way, with a mentor who teaches me the basics of watchmaking on Saturdays. I do plan on actually going to a watchmaking school to increase my knowledge of the theory of Horology.

Third day of Watchmaking – Pocket Watch Goodness

I have to start this post by apologizing for not having pictures to show. I’ve had the chance to work with some very nice pocket watches this past weekend and I wish I could share them with you guys. I will try to take pictures of them next weekend if my mentor have not finished […]

Loupe or Optvisor

DISCLAIMER: I do realize that this is a mater of personal choice more than anything else, and my intention with this post is not to stir the pot, but to find out what you experienced guys out there use on your day-to-day job. I was doing some research, and somebody suggested that for actual work, […]

Distance Learning

As most of you know, I’ve just started my journey on watchmaking, and I have much to learn. This is exciting and frightening at the same time. It is exciting because I really love watches, pocket watches, clocks and anything time keeping related, and realizing that this is what I want to do for the […]

Second day of Watchmaking – Frustrations of a spring Hater!

Lets talk springs! Have I told you all how much I hate them? Well, I do hate them. I realize they are very important for the movement, being used for several tasks and all, but have you ever noticed how jumpy they are? Well, I lost not one but two this past Saturday and felt […]

Introduction and First day of Watchmaking

Today I make mine the words of a famous pirate: “My name is Aimeri Baddouh and I want to be a Watchmaker!”, or something like that. You may remember that if you are old enough to have played the old Lucasarts’ Monkey Island series. Anyway, I digress. My relationship with watches started when I was […]