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.

Day 186 / Time


Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Simon

    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!