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An Introduction to E. Howard & Company Pocket Watches

One of my interests is Early American and Civil War horology. Over time, I’ll be publishing some of my past presentations and writing on this topic on the  19 more words

E. Howard & Company

1810: Do You Have the Time?

Watchmaker: Isaac Penard (Swiss, 1619–1676)
Casemaker: probably the Firm of Moulinié, Bautte & Moynier (Swiss, 1808–21)
Case ca. 1810–20, movement ca. 1650


The well-loved Mille Miglia collection represents a historical partnership between Chopard and the Mille Miglia races since 1988. The famed Mille Miglia collection has grown over the years into a symbol of car racing.   407 more words

Luxury Watches

In the land before time

When I got my passport in a mad scramble two days before I was to go to Malaysia about 8 years ago, I never ever thought that it would take me to so many places. 866 more words


More servicing 

We’re on the road to our next exam, Geartrain Servicing, on 7th June. That means one mock exam per week and practice, practice, practice. Straightening bent wheels, setting jewels to give the correct end-shake, cleaning, oiling and assembling. 45 more words


Back to servicing.

Started this week with a quick refresher servicing the ETA 6498 to get back into oiling, etc after burnishing and polishing.

Then it was an introduction to the last couple of skills we need for the upcoming gear train exam. 269 more words


For many centuries tradesmen learned their craft via apprenticeships. In Britain they were generally contracted outside the family to widen the skills taught and if a master died, the newly qualified journeyman might marry his master’s widow to continue the business and prevent the family becoming bankrupt. 168 more words