Skip to comments.Looking over the shoulder of a watchmaker. (video)
Posted on 07/23/2014 6:10:07 AM PDT by servo1969
Watchmaking is a noble tradition stretching back hundreds of years when they would make all the parts by hand. While technology today has lightened some of their workload, it's still a fascinating sight when a watchmaker creates another mechanical beauty.
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This watch appears to be a Tangomat model. Price: 3280 USD
There's a write-up on this company here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/hannahelliott/2011/08/04/nomos-glashutte-the-perfect-real-wristwatch/
One of a very few watchmaking programs in the United States:
“Since 1946, some of the best luxury watchmakers in the world have received their education through OSU Institute of Technologys School of Watchmaking. With a heritage of more than 60 years of watchmaking instruction backed by Rolex, students at OSUIT gain the knowledge, skills, certifications and connections to industry necessary to excel in this profession.”
Love it! I was just whining the other day about lost arts and technology.
True wonder is watching a 6’5” gentle giant repair a tiny
women’s wind-up watch that was originally made in the mid
1940’s. True wonder is watching that same man figure out how to manufacture watch parts for a large railroad pocket watch from the 1880’s - watch parts that no longer exist.
A video of machines/assembly line building of a watch is not
a true wonder. (interesting but not a wonder) Old world craftsmanship by a man who cares about the owner of the watch as much as he does the watch itself, that’s true wonder.
That watchmaker, a fellow FReeper, is my dad. He has been a
true artisan for 70 years (he apprenticed with my great-uncle at age 10). People worldwide make sure he is the one
who takes care of their precious timepieces. Precious in memories is more important than monetary value.
I guess I am passionate about this subject. He, with the help of my sister, will be publishing a book soon telling the stories of individual watches and their owners.