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    HISTORY OF WATCHMAKING: THE MOON WATCH

The Omega Speedmaster Professional is arguably the most famous chronometer on the planet. In fact, it was so good at what it did that NASA selected it to be the first watch on the moon.

It was so accurate for its time that its chronometer function was used to time the critical burn needed for the Apollo 13 crew to make it safely home.

It was built primarily as a mechanical watch, although automatic versions can be found today. The reason the moon watch had to be mechanical was the absence of gravity in space. No gravity meant that automatic watches had no pulling force on their rotors, making them useless. And of course, quartz watches hadn't been invented yet.

The watch was worn on the outside of the suit, as such, it had to be tough. Featuring a Hesalite crystal to protect it from intense radiation, the watch was also built to protect it from temperatures as low as -200°c and as hot as 100°c. While the astronauts were protected by suits, the watches had to stand on their own.

Omega still make them to this day, to the same specifications. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

In the watch world, it is probably the most famous chronometer there is, even more so than the Breitling Navitimer. 
It is also my dream watch, and a watch I will soon own :) #watchmaking  #chronometer  #omega  #speedmaster  #moonwatch  #speedmasterprofessional #hesalite  #watches  #watchesofinsta #watchoftheday  #watchmaker  #watchmakingschool #omegaspeedmaster #omegaspeedmasterprofessional #space #apollo

    HISTORY OF WATCHMAKING: THE MOON WATCH

    The Omega Speedmaster Professional is arguably the most famous chronometer on the planet. In fact, it was so good at what it did that NASA selected it to be the first watch on the moon.

    It was so accurate for its time that its chronometer function was used to time the critical burn needed for the Apollo 13 crew to make it safely home.

    It was built primarily as a mechanical watch, although automatic versions can be found today. The reason the moon watch had to be mechanical was the absence of gravity in space. No gravity meant that automatic watches had no pulling force on their rotors, making them useless. And of course, quartz watches hadn't been invented yet.

    The watch was worn on the outside of the suit, as such, it had to be tough. Featuring a Hesalite crystal to protect it from intense radiation, the watch was also built to protect it from temperatures as low as -200°c and as hot as 100°c. While the astronauts were protected by suits, the watches had to stand on their own.

    Omega still make them to this day, to the same specifications. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    In the watch world, it is probably the most famous chronometer there is, even more so than the Breitling Navitimer.
    It is also my dream watch, and a watch I will soon own :) #watchmaking #chronometer #omega #speedmaster #moonwatch #speedmasterprofessional #hesalite #watches #watchesofinsta #watchoftheday #watchmaker #watchmakingschool #omegaspeedmaster #omegaspeedmasterprofessional #space #apollo

    57 5 16 hours ago

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    A few more gems. Here is the Rexhep Rexhepi Chronometre and the AK-06. Stunning finnish on the movements. 
I am still so honored to come and visit @akrivia 👌 
I can't thank you enough
This experience will never be forgotten.
 @rexhep.rexhepi  @xhevdet.rexhepi 🔥🙏

    A few more gems. Here is the Rexhep Rexhepi Chronometre and the AK-06. Stunning finnish on the movements.
    I am still so honored to come and visit @akrivia 👌
    I can't thank you enough
    This experience will never be forgotten.
    @rexhep.rexhepi @xhevdet.rexhepi 🔥🙏

    27 2 22 May, 2019
    Do not miss the mobile horology classroom of #awci at the #jck! You will find this 38‘ special #vehicle at the clockwork lounge. If you have more time make a stop and discover the #becotechnic watchmaker bench next to the #mobile #classroom as well. See you soon at JCK #lasvegas!

    Do not miss the mobile horology classroom of #awci at the #jck ! You will find this 38‘ special #vehicle at the clockwork lounge. If you have more time make a stop and discover the #becotechnic watchmaker bench next to the #mobile #classroom as well. See you soon at JCK #lasvegas !

    89 7 22 May, 2019
    Another Gyrotourbillion at Jaeger Le Coultre 🔥 Stunning pieces!

    Another Gyrotourbillion at Jaeger Le Coultre 🔥 Stunning pieces!

    22 2 22 May, 2019
    Another gem at the Jaeger Le Coultre factory🔥

    Another gem at the Jaeger Le Coultre factory🔥

    22 1 22 May, 2019

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    Jaeger Le Coultre Master Grande Tradition 3 Gyrotourbillion 👌 
One of the many joys from our visit at Jaeger 🙏

    Jaeger Le Coultre Master Grande Tradition 3 Gyrotourbillion 👌
    One of the many joys from our visit at Jaeger 🙏

    31 2 21 May, 2019

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    My course watch is ready. 
Here are some specs of it.

Watch dial
I used photographic image for the dial. The idea came from the vintage tintype wet plate photography. I participated at a tintype wet-plate workshop few years ago and I loved the vintage and hazy feeling on these images. On my watch dial I used silver gelatin liquid photo emulsion and I exposed and developed it in my darkroom. The dial image is bellflower, photographed in Ikaalinen 2013.

Movement finishing
Balance spring is made from a raw one, with right bendings. The screws are bevelled and polished. The bridges are finished and hand bevelled with file and polished at the end. I like the combination of matte black and polished silver, so I decided to use black rhodium plating on bridges. At first I matted them with carborundum and petrol fix and after that I did black rhodium plating on them. The watch plate is polished and then silver plated.

My course watch and other school watch projects you can see at Watch Show Finland on this weekend @kattilahalli on The Finnish School of Watchmaking department.

#watchmaking #coursewatch #eta6498 #schoolwatch #liquidphotoemulsion #bellflower #blackrhodiumplating #thefinnishschoolofwatchmaking #kelloseppäkoulu #kurssikello #watchmakingschool #thewatchshowfinland #watchesofinstagram #horology #horologist #uhrenliebe #peace

    My course watch is ready.
    Here are some specs of it.

    Watch dial
    I used photographic image for the dial. The idea came from the vintage tintype wet plate photography. I participated at a tintype wet-plate workshop few years ago and I loved the vintage and hazy feeling on these images. On my watch dial I used silver gelatin liquid photo emulsion and I exposed and developed it in my darkroom. The dial image is bellflower, photographed in Ikaalinen 2013.

    Movement finishing
    Balance spring is made from a raw one, with right bendings. The screws are bevelled and polished. The bridges are finished and hand bevelled with file and polished at the end. I like the combination of matte black and polished silver, so I decided to use black rhodium plating on bridges. At first I matted them with carborundum and petrol fix and after that I did black rhodium plating on them. The watch plate is polished and then silver plated.

    My course watch and other school watch projects you can see at Watch Show Finland on this weekend @kattilahalli on The Finnish School of Watchmaking department.

    #watchmaking #coursewatch #eta6498 #schoolwatch #liquidphotoemulsion #bellflower #blackrhodiumplating #thefinnishschoolofwatchmaking #kelloseppäkoulu #kurssikello #watchmakingschool #thewatchshowfinland #watchesofinstagram #horology #horologist #uhrenliebe #peace

    66 6 17 May, 2019
    Join AWCI and SLC Chrono for The Art of Watchmaking an Evening with Chronographs at Wasatch Brew Pub in Salt Lake City on May 23rd from 7-9 pm. Great night with some awesome vintage chronograph.  Check out how they work.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-watchmaking-an-evening-with-chronographs-salt-lake-city-tickets-61915296318

#horology #awci #watch #SLCChrono #vintagechronograph #watchmakingschool #luxurywatch

    Join AWCI and SLC Chrono for The Art of Watchmaking an Evening with Chronographs at Wasatch Brew Pub in Salt Lake City on May 23rd from 7-9 pm. Great night with some awesome vintage chronograph. Check out how they work.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-watchmaking-an-evening-with-chronographs-salt-lake-city-tickets-61915296318

    #horology #awci #watch #SLCChrono #vintagechronograph #watchmakingschool #luxurywatch

    88 0 16 May, 2019
    After breaking the pallet fork during installation and then realizing I had an unbroken one in an old Tissot I was using for parts, my first (new) ETA 2836-2 comes back to life!!! #eta2836_2 #watchmaking #watchmakingschool

    After breaking the pallet fork during installation and then realizing I had an unbroken one in an old Tissot I was using for parts, my first (new) ETA 2836-2 comes back to life!!! #eta2836_2 #watchmaking #watchmakingschool

    21 0 16 May, 2019
    Never stand still. A. Lange & Söhne Director Product Development; Anthony de Haas, directs the next generation of Lange watchmakers. #neverstandstill #alangesohne

    Never stand still. A. Lange & Söhne Director Product Development; Anthony de Haas, directs the next generation of Lange watchmakers. #neverstandstill #alangesohne

    108 2 16 May, 2019

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    One way to cut wheels: 1) make wheel blanks; 2) mount wheel blanks + one longer blank; 3) form holes that will become the hollows; 4) insert pin into one hole; 5) reduce blanks to final diameter; 6) mount gear cutter and pre-center it; 7) adjust cutter for depth of cut; 8) cut two voids into extra blank (as seen here); 9) inspect tooth profile; 10) if tooth is properly formed, proceed with cutting the blanks; 11) if tooth is not properly formed, adjust cutter, repeat steps 8 and 9 until tooth profile is correct; 12) remove wheels, face off to final thickness, mount to arbor, install into movement, service movement as usual; 13) sleep extra well that evening.
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    One way to cut wheels: 1) make wheel blanks; 2) mount wheel blanks + one longer blank; 3) form holes that will become the hollows; 4) insert pin into one hole; 5) reduce blanks to final diameter; 6) mount gear cutter and pre-center it; 7) adjust cutter for depth of cut; 8) cut two voids into extra blank (as seen here); 9) inspect tooth profile; 10) if tooth is properly formed, proceed with cutting the blanks; 11) if tooth is not properly formed, adjust cutter, repeat steps 8 and 9 until tooth profile is correct; 12) remove wheels, face off to final thickness, mount to arbor, install into movement, service movement as usual; 13) sleep extra well that evening.
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    #watchmakingschool #watches #watchmaker #watchmaking #watchrepair #horology #gearcutting #pinion #sawta #lititzwatchtechnicumum #wheel #wheelcutting

    207 3 11 April, 2019

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    Today the y1 students were introduced to boring. To make the initial learning easier, they made something large (a barrel closer) out of something soft (acrylic). Here's a slo-mo of Sheridan making a pass while forming the lid portion of the tool.
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Later, they will have to bore holes in the school watch project, for the gear train jewels, as small as 1.60 in diameter. That means grinding a boring cutter (they must make their own) that is approx. .70 mm high by .70 mm wide. 🧐
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#watches #watchmakingschool #watchrepair #watchmaker #watchmaking #horology #lititzwatchtechnicum #sawta #micromechanics #boring

    Today the y1 students were introduced to boring. To make the initial learning easier, they made something large (a barrel closer) out of something soft (acrylic). Here's a slo-mo of Sheridan making a pass while forming the lid portion of the tool.
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    Later, they will have to bore holes in the school watch project, for the gear train jewels, as small as 1.60 in diameter. That means grinding a boring cutter (they must make their own) that is approx. .70 mm high by .70 mm wide. 🧐
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    #watches #watchmakingschool #watchrepair #watchmaker #watchmaking #horology #lititzwatchtechnicum #sawta #micromechanics #boring

    261 12 11 February, 2019