A few weeks ago we started the project
titled 'Horology Raw and Uncut'. Essentially, a series of interviews
with watchmakers and clockmakers who share their stories. Last night, my
guest was Mike Cardew. Electronics engineer by trade, Mike got into
watchmaking perusing his passion for design and making. There is so much
I like about him: he is focused, productive, creative and unorthodox.
He uses tools which he has at his disposal and incorporates watch parts
sourced from other timepieces into his own made main plates, bridges and
cases. Cardew Watches is a ‘company’ which makes watches but as Mike
says, does not have customers – only ‘people I like’. You will be
surprised to learn what happens to Mike’s watches once assembled.
Yes, horology comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There is no doubt
that you will find this interview inspirational – especially if you like
to make your own things – whatever they are.
When you like our YouTube videos, you are not paying homage to me
personally, but to my guests who are creative and extraordinary
craftsman in their own right. ‘HRU’ videos are created as documents and
documentaries to be preserved for the future, not as an advertisement
for business or a product. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and
help us grow so we can provide more exciting content in the future. Our
immediate goal is to reach 1000 subscribers!
A special ‘thanks’ goes to our apprentice Bobby for post-recording
production- without him, the 'Horology Raw and Uncut' project would not