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MAKE pal Charlie Visnic, of the wonderful creativity blog the b-roll, was inspired by Matt Mets’ post on how a mechanical watch works. Charlie decided to open up a pocket watch he had and do some macro photography. The resulting video, backed by a soundtrack of his own, created with a punchcard roll music box, is quite charming and magical.

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Simon says:

    Cool, thanks for that. That’s really well done. I wear a pocket watch every day and had the backs open once or twice but never noticed the jewels are transparent!