Monthly Archives: July 2015

Chronometers in hell

  In my previous post, ‘Having a smashing time’, we saw how watches are being tested for shock resistance, which can involve some pretty heavy handling. Another method of testing timepieces is prolonged exposure to heat and cold. This was … Continue reading

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Commemorating an invasion that never happened

Last month saw the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and the end of the Napoleonic era. To mark the anniversary, this week’s blog posting looks at two curious watch dials. The unusual point being that they both appear to … Continue reading

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Inspired Reforms – Magnificent Outcomes

  In May 2014, I blogged about a competition to devise uses for new-old stock 1950s Calibre 5000 Reform movements that had turned up at the annual Mannheim electro-fair.   I judged the entries on 24 May this year, and what … Continue reading

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