Category: Vintage Watches

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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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Worlds most complex watch

World’s most complicated watch

Seeing the world’s most complicated watch get built is pretty incredible.

Maarten Baas Man in the Clock

The man in the clock

Enigma at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Anton Foek Amsterdam, 29 sept 2021– Ever since the man in the clock at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport started his activities and telling us stories about the enigma of Time, I am fascinated by its mechanism and able to watch and keep watching. I am mesmerized as it is very…
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Painstaking Art of Watchmaking

The painstaking art of watchmaking

From antique pocket watches to limited-edition luxury timepieces, watch the video to see how a small Swiss town became a centre for astounding craftsmanship and precision. I think with mechanical watchmaking, it’s more of an art,” says Michel Nydegger of luxury watchmaking company Greubel Forsey. “There is an interaction with your timepiece… it’s not just…
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