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18th August 2014

Interview with Self Taught Watchmaker Mike Cardew

Interview with Mike Cardew, Watchmaker

My interest in clocks and watches began when I was very young, maybe 7-8? I used to stand next to my father who repaired the watches of various work colleagues. He would generally do this on a Sunday morning and then would go into Birmingham the following Saturday morning for any parts he required.

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14th August 2014

Interview with Johannes a Clock Maker from Norway

Interview with Johannes a Clock Maker from Norway

A big and interesting project was a decimal clock. It was a part of an exhibition, and it works very well with specially made Smith of Derby motors and electronics. The “problem” was to teach students to read this clock. 10 hours a day is difficult to learn, but it is very practical in time calculation.

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27th March 2014

Recycling Your Old Tools

Recycling Your Old Tools

John Vinzant from Indiana, USA, recently told us about how he recycled some old tungsten Carbide Graver's.

With the help of a Diamond Grinding wheel and a homemade jig, find out more about his recycling abilities.

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18th June 2012

Engraved Clock Plate

David Davey's picture of a clock plate. He used our small diamond grinding wheels to make the engravers for the intricate work seen here.

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13th June 2012

Balance Staff. Watch Services

Mark from Watch Services shows us a new balance staff he has made, mounted in his Jacot tool ready to be burnished, and tells us the tools he used to help him with the project.

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