Monday, December 29, 2014

Taking Apart a Watch

As we approach the arbitrary chronological designation referred to as "New Year's Day,"  I thought it would be fitting to share this video I saw on Gizmodo.

Tony Williams, a professional watchmaker, takes apart the hundred or more pieces in a Rolex Submariner watch. He then proceeds to put it all back together, piece-by-piece, in a time-lapse video.

The intricacy of timepieces such as this one are astounding. Complex devices such as this are a testament to the creativity, technical ability, and mechanical genius of human beings.

Even more wondrous is our desire and ability to measure time- an abstract, ethereal aspect of experience that we have tried to constrain into discrete segments.

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For a more humorous approach to timekeeping, I created "The Letter Clock™" which can be ordered at the link below:

"Letter Clock™"
by Paul Micarelli

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