watchmaking

Follow Along As a Watchmaker Compares Japanese and Swiss Construction

Follow Along As a Watchmaker Compares Japanese and Swiss Construction

you probably can’t take apart fancy watches at home, but this video will take you through the process.

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Understanding How a Watch Works

Understanding How a Watch Works

A mid-20th century industrial film explains how a watch works.

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Hand-Cutting and Fire-Hardening Steel Files Using Ancient Techniques

Hand-Cutting and Fire-Hardening Steel Files Using Ancient Techniques

Making a set of files just like the ancients, from mild, case-hardened steel.

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3D Print a Working Watch

Is 3D printing technology now reliable enough to print a sophisticated watch?

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Watch Parts Made into Mechanical Creatures

Watch Parts Made into Mechanical Creatures

Chicago-based jeweler Justin Gershenson-Gates crafts these mechanical creatures from watch components, using winding stems for legs and watch faces for exoskeletons.

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Barnacle-covered 300-year-old pocket watch revealed

Via Nature comes this amazing video of an x-ray trip through a barnacle-encrusted lump from a 17th century shipwreck. It reveals the workings of a very sophisticated, gorgeous watchwork mechanism inside. The researchers (from National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh) who used this x-ray technology are excited about the prospects of using it on future, similarly […]

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MacDowall single-pin escapement in Lego Technic

Those interested in mechanisms and horology will probably enjoy watching the hypnotic action of this single-pin escapement executed in Lego by YouTuber horolophile. An “escapement,” FYI, is the mechanism in a timepiece that converts continuous rotational motion into oscillating “back and forth” motion and makes it go tick-tock.

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