Landscape at Dawn and Dusk

Landscape at Dawn and Dusk
Flanerie Barcelona: Pathways at Dawn and Dusk © Maryhelen Jones-Raciti

Monday, February 8, 2016

Walk No. 18 Open Source Hardware 3-D Printed Watch (2/8/2016)

The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) February 2016 eHappenings Newsletter has just reported that "Swiss engineer Christoph Laimer has built an open-source hardware, 3-D printed watch with a tourbillon mechanism, uploading it to Thingiverse for you to print and assemble yourself." 

Thingiverse is a 3-D printing file sharing site. 

For more information, the blog Hodinkee gives an in depth review of this groundbreaking, innovative engineering design. Worth a read by  horological hobbyists and engineers.

Visit my companion blog, Wristwatchredux for an April 2014 post on watches and 3-D printing, "Will 3D Printing Usurp the Human Hands of Time?"


February 2016 Bench #2 -- Robin Houghton

Great guide for new and seasoned bloggers in search of self confirmation, re-affirmation  and inspiration. Most importantly Robin Hougton's book, The Golden Rules of Blogging (& When to Break Them) (HOW Books, Cincinnati, OH : 2015) helped me to realize that my own blog writing style, content and presentation were not frivolous just because they were outside of conventional blogging conventions or wisdom.

Thanks to Robin, my journeys exploring wristwatches in this blog and its companion will continue with a renewed sense of self trusting direction.   

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Walk No. 17 De-accessioning Time: The Metropolitan Museum's Sale (2/2/2016)

Who's to say when one walks, one can't shop as well?  What better place to virtually stroll than an online museum store?  Right now, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a fabulous selection of its art-inspired watches on sale at 50% off.
  • Greek Meander Bangle Watch
  • French Deco Harlequin Watch (I featured this one in my post, "Yuletide Timings:  Meet Me At the Met," December 2014)
  • Parisian Buckle Watch
  • Medieval Quatrefoil Bangle Watch
  • Chevron Motif Bangle Watch
  • Jewelled Laurelton Hall Mosaic Watch
  • Laurelton HallPendant Watch
  • Rohde American Modern Watch
  • Edo Cherry Blossoms Watch
  • American Art Deco Bracelet Watch