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Time goes forwards

Why does time go forwards, not backwards?

In Germany, 1865, the physicist Rudolf Clausius stated that heat cannot pass from a cold body to a hot one, if nothing else around them changes. Clausius came up with the concept he called “entropy” to measure this behaviour of heat – another way of saying heat never flows from a cold body to a…
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Tyranny of the Clock

How to escape the tyranny of the clock

If all that existed was the now, we couldn’t prepare for or anticipate anything in the future. I can’t imagine how you would plan your goals, or how you would perceive yourself as a temporal being,” says Johanna Peetz, a psychologist at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. Time also plays a vital role in all…
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Harrison Clock 1727

The Clock That Changed the World

Of international scientific importance, the Harrison Clock is only one of only three precision pendulum clocks made by John Harrison and instrumental in solving the Longitude problem. The clock was made in 1727 with an amazing fully working wooden mechanism. Plans are in place to display it as part of an interpretive display at Leeds…
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Watch Parts

Watchparts – how to find them and what to look for

Very exiting for us to do, no editing just live watchmaking. Anything can go wrong at any time! Tutorial on watchmaking by watchmaker Kalle Slaap from Chronoglide Vintage Watch repair specialists near Amsterdam. Become an exclusive member of the Youtube channel? Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgxS…

Kalle Slaap Horlogemaker

Watchmaker Kalle Slaap

Watchmaker Kalle Slaap and team Chronoglide, a program on Dutch national television by Binnenstebuiten TV (KRO/NCRV).

Philippe Dufour Genius Watchmaker

Philippe Dufour, the unique and genuine watchmaker.

His Simplicity  Part IV by Gary G. Amsterdam, November 16th 2021– He’s genuine and he tells stories, names names, and minces no words when it comes to telling you what he thinks, be it positive or negative. When he praises a piece, it carries immense weight. When he criticizes one, there is no doubt about what…
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Philippe Dufour Atelier

Philippe Dufour and his secretive genius

Perpetuation Part III by Gary G. Amsterdam, November 16th 2021– This includes an important sub-element: inspiration. Kari Voutilainen’s recent biography states that Kari was inspired to start up his own independent atelier after a conversation with Dufour. Behind the scenes, Philippe encourages and counsels other independents, including Romain Gauthier (whose Logical One knocked my socks…
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Philippe Dufour watchmaker

Time and Time Again

The Grand Master of the universe Part II “I have no secrets as past watchmakers had. There are graveyards full of secrets and that’s enough.” –Philippe Dufour, 2014 by GaryG Amsterdam, November 16th, 2021—Chances are, if you have been collecting watches for any significant period of time, his name is well known to you. But…
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Dufour Simplicity Wrist watch

The GrandMaster of Time Unravels a Mystery

Hand made watchmaking Part I by David Chokron Amsterdam, November 16th 2021– A meeting with Philippe Dufour, a watchmaker from the Swiss Jura, is a mesmerizing experience. One that makes you forget to breathe, triggers the eyes and is food for the mind. Philippe Dufour is relaunching the production of his benchmark model, the Simplicity.…
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The Naked Watchmaker

Welcome To The Naked Watchmaker

Insight into the heart of watchmaking Masterclass is live Our goal is to disperse the myths and misconceptions of an industry by sharing professional knowledge. Understanding Watchmaking, The Beginning Of A Journey Presenters and Instructors Daniela Marin In the early 90’s I copywrote articles on watchmaking. After moving to Le Locle 1996 where I live…
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