Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fascinating

A short film on watchmaking:



The micro-scale of the milling machines used to fabricate the gear wheels and such fascinates me, as does the deft touch required to assemble the watch.  It also makes me wonder how Seiko assembles their products.

Apropos o' not much, I quit wearing my greatly-beloved Seiko Lassale watch shortly after I moved in to El Casa Inm├│vil De Pennington these three years ago.  The watch is sitting on my nightstand, patiently waiting for me to replace its battery, which may or may not ever happen.

Isn't she a beauty?

I can't bear to get rid of it, though.  We've been through a lot together.

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  1. She is a beauty indeed! I vote for replacing the battery. Give her a thrill.

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    1. I might just do that, Moogie. I kinda miss wearing that thing.

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  2. I haven't worn a watch in so long, I can't remember when I stopped.
    I do remember that it was because I think it's redundant and because it created a tan line.

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    1. It was VERY hard for me to quit wearing my watch. I found it difficult to quit glancing at my left wrist four or five times an hour. OCD? Mebbe.

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  3. PS to Buck:

    Remember the old Vietnam take on the Seiko watches?: "Seiko say, No attack on Red day." LOL!

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    1. That must be fighter pilot talk, Virg, coz this is the first time I've heard that.

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    2. Actually I think I heard it from a MACV Inf advisor down at I-Corps HQ. Remember that the little Day/date square on the face of almost all Seiko's that changes each day? It shows red on Sunday--otherwise it's b&w. Something about DaNang having never gotten hit with a rocket attack on Sundays, iirc.

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    3. I remember the red Sunday bit, but never heard the "no attack" thing until now.

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  4. PPS: Don't want it? Mail it TO ME! I LIKE it! Classic art deco/nouveau. Will pay next to nothing, however, you should pay ME for having the taste to take it off your hands, lol!

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  5. CLASSIC art deco/art noveau I LKE it! You should mail it to ME! Although I won't pay naught but shipping. You should be GLAD I have the good taste to take it off your hands, lol!

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    1. Sorry I couldn't answer in real time but I was out on the verandah enjoying a liquid lunch. But... just in case ya missed it:

      I can't bear to get rid of it, though. We've been through a lot together.

      ;-)

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  6. Time doesn't matter anymore. Swy we have it on our computers and every other digital device.

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    1. You're absolutely correct with that. Which is why Happy Hour sometimes begins right around noon these days.

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