A Watch Story

A Watch Story

John writes “I always thought mechanical watches came from hi-tech factories. Ron DeCorte shows how he made one by hand (OK, it took several months). Be sure to surf the rest of DeCorte’s site for interesting views of what’s inside expensive Swiss watches.”Link.

4 thoughts on “A Watch Story

  1. gregC says:

    Wow, just wow. I created an account to post on this story. My father is a watch/clock maker. I remember as a child going to the National Association of Watch and Clock collectors (NAWCC) conventions. My father would make his gears from sheet brass rolled flat, and hand cut/file gears and spokes instead of using ready made “blanks”…I’ll have to let him know blanks are available (he may like doing it the hard way). His favorite media to work in was clear acrylic and create a clock which you could see through every part (except a few small brass gears and the weight).

    This is a very beautiful effort, and I hope others see the beauty in such fine workmanship. BRAVO!

  2. cheesy says:

    This is probably the most impressive thing I’ve seen on Make. Amazing. I’ll have to keep this in mind for a hobby when I have plenty of time and money…

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