The Official Naked Watchmaker, -Chinese WeChat Channel- now launched. only joking, I have absolutely no idea. Sad to say, theft has been and will always be a part of watch ownership. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, was born February 5, 1958 in Pforzheim, Germany, and is Co-President of Chopard and Ferdinand Berthoud. Henrik's Minutes, the watchmakers screwdrivers and their maintenance. Go to The Random Blog On Time to see all posts. Where do you think the industry is going to be in 10 years? Designed in 1961/1962 and built-in 1963. The Elgin National Watch Company, better known as Elgin Watch Company, was one of the largest US watch manufactures in history between 1864 and 1968. Known for their advancements in aeronautical timing instruments, they soon became the most trusted brand of the Royal Air Force…. Tired and homeless, but very beautiful... North American precision regulation, one century ago. During the life of many, their gold cases were often melted down, their material value being higher than the value of the actual pocket watch. ….an artisanal workshop can resemble a tool room of a large manufacturing complex. Aug 24, 2020. Alpha Hands, A Man On A Mission, Stolen watch registry, Monolith, by Philip Abernethy (Clockmaker), A new synergy between Schwarz Etienne and Kari Voutilainen. L'objectif de ce site est d'apporter à une nouvelle génération la magie et la passion de l'horlogerie et d'augmenter la connaissance de ceux déjà mordus par l'horlogerie. Rarely are watch movements made with a few extra parts included, just in case…. It was nicknamed "the potato" because of the movements triangular, ovoid shape. Restoration Tag Heuer 4000 makeover 30 years younger. Recently viewed in the metal during the Geneva Watch Days, a watch that looks simple but is highly complex (in a constructive way). .….after consulting my marketing wizard friend about this, we agreed on 2 keywords….. Simon De Burton, is a highly respected journalist and author combining his passion for classic cars, motorbikes and watches in his work. Images and films do not do justice to a beautiful timepiece. The surviving movement remains a living memory of watchmakers time spent over a century ago to produce a very high-end timepiece. …stories not of the watches and their technical marvel, but of visits with the watchmakers themselves. Aug 21, 2020. …. Roland G.Murphy, a brief history. …founder of RedBar Group, a worldwide collective with over 40 chapters spread across 4 continents. "Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in an apparently irreversible succession from the past, through the present, into the future.”, The Breitling brand made its real first impression in the aviation industry. Pierre Dubois is CEO of Dubois Dépraz, manufacturers of complicated watch modules and movements. …I thought the Tolkien quote from Lord of the Rings would give pause for thought about 'what to do with the time given to us' and so engraved it into the large aluminum centre wheel…. Paint repair and dial re-lume The Elgin National Watch Company, better known as Elgin Watch Company, was one of the largest US watch manufactures in history between 1864 and 1968. The synergy between people coming together ultimately results in often unexpected and refreshing projects. Millions of pocket watches still exist in drawers, safes and museums. What I’ve done at Alpha Hands is add transparency to the marketplace by creating the largest free-to-post and free-to-search database of stolen watches. Henrik's Minutes, the watchmakers screwdrivers and their maintenance. The Naked Watchmaker Project is supported by, Brands: Arnold & Son, Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Breguet, Bulgari, Credor, Ferdinand Berthoud, Jaquet Droz, MB&F, Parmigiani, Reuge, Schwarz Etienne, Grand Seiko, Vacheron Constantin, Suppliers: Billight, Dubois Dépraz, Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier, All content on this site is the property of The Naked Watchmaker©, Nathalie Jean-Louis (Decoration Specialist), For updates, sign up to the monthly newsletter, Keep informed of Watchmaking collaborations with The Naked Watchmaker, Flying High: A Brief History of Breitling (Guest post), Karl-Friedrich Scheufele interview part 2, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele interview part 1. Untold numbers were destroyed, but many still remain, vestiges of a by-gone era. The goal of this site is to bring to a new generation the magic and passion of watchmaking and to increase the knowledge of those already bitten by the horological bug. Diverse posts linked with every facet of watchmaking and time. The plethora of technical solutions to a single challenge, through to different inventions, functions and complications is never-ending…, Czapek, recently viewed in the metal during the Geneva Watch Days. 12. But I do expect the industry to be very, very, different. Contact . Atelier Blandenier is an artisanal workshop making dials by hand from diverse techniques including engraving and enamel.