So Teensy!: Beautiful Video Of Watches Being Assembled

April 16, 2014

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This is a video from German watchmaker Nomos Glashütte of one of their modern watches being assembled. It was a treat to watch(!), mostly because I've always been fascinated with watchmaking (and collect vintage Doxas). Everything is so small. Did you know the jewels in a watch are actually bearings? For the longest time I did not know that. I always thought they powered the watch with like, alien tech. I thought winding a watch was just some conspiracy invented by the Watchmaking Brotherhood to hide the fact they're sitting on a treasure trove of alien secrets. I heard they're also responsible for neon signs and those microwave thingies at Subway that can toast a sub in like five seconds.

Keep going for the video. It's nice.

Thanks to Pavel, who agrees the best watch is a pager clipped to the waist of your pants. Right?! I miss those days.

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