How an Omega Speedmaster & a string of good fortune led to what is today, @HODINKEE https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/306541

A living legend A grandmaster among watchmakers, Philippe Dufour reflects back on his humble beginnings https://vimeo.com/163838793

A look at @SurreyNanoSys’s Vantablack & the blackest building on the planet, designed by @Asif_Can for the 2018 Olympics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI7tLclZyrE

Kari Voutilainen crafts a handful of timepieces with his team each year, averaging between 25 & 55 per year over the past decade https://www.watchtime.com/featured/kari-on-meet-watchmaking-star-kari-voutilainen-profile/

Georges Kern on taking stock in Breitling, endeavoring to be the BMW of the watch world, & the power of digital mediums http://watchesbysjx.com/2018/02/breitling-ceo-georges-kern-explains-its-legendary-future.html

‘Only Clock’ by Vadim Kibardin https://www.kibardindesign.com/the-only-clock-black-and-black-original-kibardin/,https://twitter.com/UnderTheLoupe/status/961608889614651393/photo/1

A quartz-powered minute repeater Has anyone seen under the hood of one of these? http://www.shellman.com/SSN.html

An Apple patent for smart watch straps http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?docid=09781984&PageNum=8

The Skeleton Loomi Swatch watch came packaged in a dinosaur http://mydesignlife.com/objects/skeleton-loomi-swatch/

School watch created by every graduate of the Geneva School of Watchmaking http://www.horlogerie-bijouterie-coeur-or.ch/service/2.38.0/site_statics/fr/presentation/000/050/009/051/5545d5450ee446c582c49eb7f1f5ae4c.jpg

Not your average Velcro watch https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/richard-mille-rm-53-01-tourbillon-pablo-mac-donough-hands-on

RT @twixtApp: At this month’s gathering of the Horological Society of New York, the ever insightful @jackforster will be delivering a lectu… https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/jack-forster-horological-society-of-new-york-lecture

Sometimes, the quickest way to solve a problem is to walk away from it for a little while. For @Silver_hand, when it comes to metalwork, having friends like @JimBinnion, @ChrisPloofRings, & @RichLoen to talk with is even more invaluable http://offhours.show/ep9/

People often ask me if it’s bad to leave their watch on a watch winder. The short answer is it can be. This worn post is the result of several years on a winder, running with degraded lubrication https://twitter.com/UnderTheLoupe/status/958909911903154176/photo/1

Placing Facebook’s ‘Flicks’ in the historical context of time measurement https://qz.com/1188370/time-is-a-human-invention-that-controls-how-we-work/

Beijing Watch’s MRB-1 A wristwatch sized minute-repeater, which chimes the time on demand, coupled with a tourbillon, outfitted with a free-sprung balance wheel. Made in China. http://en.beijingwatch.com/item/53

Bradley Price of Autodromo talks through the design & development of the Ford GT Endurance Chronograph https://overcast.fm/+ImUa41eH4

12 timepieces sported by 007 along with some of the horological history behind them http://hiconsumption.com/2018/01/best-bond-watches/

Nice, contextual shot of @alangesoehne’s massive model of their latest creation, from @SJXwatches Fun to learn from @jasonheaton via @thegreynato that the entire, functional model is machined primarily out of aluminum http://watchesbysjx.com/2018/01/an-honest-take-on-the-hits-and-misses-of-sihh-2018.html,https://twitter.com/UnderTheLoupe/status/956577525999706112/photo/1

RT @the_watchnerd: Marcel de Coninck’s “new and useful improvements in Flexible Gearing”, c1920 … http://www.google.com/patents/US1460661,http://www.google.com/patents/US1460661,https://twitter.com/the_watchnerd/status/956515292900978693/photo/1

An early patent for playless gear teeth, filed by Antoine Gazda in 1942, to provide “elastic & even transmission of power” http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNum=0&docid=02335504,https://twitter.com/UnderTheLoupe/status/956374991829954565/photo/1

Colour & time in 3 dimensions Photos of Tokyo-based, Emmanuelle Moureaux’s ‘Color of Time’ exhibit https://www.designboom.com/art/emmanuelle-moureaux-color-time-01-17-2018/,https://twitter.com/UnderTheLoupe/status/956290090057261056/photo/1

Further details on Agenhor’s AgenPIT system from a visit to Jean-Marc Wiederrecht’s atelier with @the_watchnerd http://www.thewatchnerd.co.uk/poetry-in-motion-a-visit-to-agenhor-sa/

A brief introduction to Agenhor’s take on a free-sprung balance regulating system, dubbed AgenPIT https://youtu.be/VHWSCGgs-40

‘Color of Time’ wall clock concept by Dae-Hoo Kim https://www.behance.net/gallery/59987573/Color-of-Time

A look at how timepieces at Arnold & Son are crafted https://youtu.be/QDFqsjoFFxo

Explore Grand Seiko’s movements using stereoscopic 3D zSpace displays at the Seiko Museum Coming soon to the NAWCC Museum in Columbia, Pennsylvania, as well https://museum.seiko.co.jp/en/collections/clock_watch/category6/grandseiko.html,https://twitter.com/UnderTheLoupe/status/955851747951431680/photo/1

Eterna’s logo is a stylized version of the ball bearing system that the company pioneered for its self-winding watches. That & more in the latest episode of @offhours http://offhours.show/ep8/,https://twitter.com/UnderTheLoupe/status/955276537141579776/photo/1

“It is the dedicated ambition of any battery to commit suicide as soon as possible.” – George Daniels

This isn’t far off the backlog a number of watch brands have been grappling with for years in after sales service https://twitter.com/kwiens/status/948968770617290752

The hands & minds behind some of horology’s daring, new timepieces @alexdoak rounds up a handful of ‘hip, young horologists’ http://www.cityam.com/277136/hip-young-horologists-new-generation-watchmakers-tearing-up

Aside: @MacintoshFM is a superbly produced podcast. Can’t recommend subscribing highly enough. My favourite tidbit to date is the tale behind the Mac’s Sosumi sound, in ‘Let it Beep’ https://overcast.fm/+ELuWUyH_o

“Why would anyone want a watch of the past, when they had just been introduced to the watch of the future?”

In the latest episode of @MacintoshFM, @marcoarment helps @mcbramhill think different about what he’s wearing on his wrist https://overcast.fm/+ELuXNo6R0

RT @OffHours: EP7: Mixed Metals

Jon and Chris explore the world of mixed metals and the often wood-like grain patterns these materials exh… https://offhours.show/ep7,https://twitter.com/OffHours/status/948189509652332544/photo/1

Marvelous macro shots of an exquisitely crafted, 130 year old, three-bridge, @GirardPerregaux tourbillon https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/girard-perregaux-observatory-chronometer-tourbillon-pocket-watch-1889

Creative shots in this watch servicing video from Bucherer https://youtu.be/TIoPPhBRd7I

“There is only one Rolex” @jackforster delves into the plural of Rolex https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/what-is-the-plural-of-rolex

“The industrialization of métiers d’art should be an oxymoron, but it’s not” @underthedial on the industrialization of highly skilled handcrafts in watchmaking http://quillandpad.com/2017/12/20/industrialization-arts-crafts-unspoken-tagline-many-haute-horlogerie-brands-today/

A decline in savior-faire In contrast to the image of artisanal know-how sold by brands, the work of watchmakers is becoming increasingly fragmented & automated, according to Swiss anthropologist Hervé Munz https://www.swissinfo.ch/fre/economie/de-la-brucelle-au-robot_-de-nombreux-horlogers-se-sentent-dépossédés-de-leur-savoir-faire-/43681248#.Wju_bV8-Cf0.facebook

A look at the mass manufacturing of Swiss ebauches at Fontainemelon in the mid 20th century https://www.rts.ch/play/tv/archives/video/fabriquer-des-ebauches?id=8771401&station=a9e7621504c6959e35c3ecbe7f6bed0446cdf8da

RT @TheEconomist: How to buy a watch that will increase in price http://econ.st/2lhs2HS,http://econ.st/2lhs2HS

The Beta 21 never sounded so good @time_4A_pint sits down with @James_UKWatches to talk about Switzerland’s initial foray into portable quartz timekeepers https://overcast.fm/+IvKltXCNo,https://www.time4apint.com/podcast/the-time-4a-pint-podcast-episode-33