***Watch Talk Night: a brave bunch!
A special 'thank you' to
the ten brave watch enthusiasts who made their way to rebelde headquarters
that we had fun would be an understatement: it was, once again, one of
those evenings when we all talked, listened, learned, exchanged ideas and
really, had two hours of good time. Actually, it was well past 8:30pm
when one of attendees invited me for a beer. After two and half hours of
talks, he was ready for some more! My excuse was that I really don't drink
- and he said - neither do I :-) I took this offer as a huge compliment and
confirmation that there is a great need for us to get together more often.
And yes, we will do more of 'WTN' horology this winter
'core' of the meeting was this crazy idea of the ‘responsible watch
owners test'. After we together reviewed my first 6 lessons on basic
horology, I asked the attendees to undertake the test. I have to say that I
was bit nervous, and I guess some of the students were nervous too. But
they put on their brave face and enthusiastically got into it.
Needless to say, they all passed with glowing
colours: anyone who is keen to learn more about watches, time, horology and
precision is already a winner.
I cannot speak in their name, but it was
obvious that we managed to open that big box called watchmaking, to peek
inside and get at least a glimpse of what horology is all about. Tanya and
I arrived home at 10pm completely worn out but extremely pleased that we
can host nights like this and enjoy the company of like-minded
Oh yes - I was really humbled when Aaron
presented me with a Russian watch. Thank you mate - I really didn't expect
this (nor saw it coming). I've spent a good 10 years repairing Russian
watches and to this day I don't really know whether I like them or hate
them :-). However Russian watches have their well-deserved place in the
world of international horology and we should really talk more about