Search results

  1. topspin

    Physicists in Watch making

    Me too. My brother-in-law would have explained it as follows... If it smells, it's chemistry. If it wriggles, it's biology. If it doesn't work, it's physics. It is now many years since I left school, and I have since come to realise that neither chemistry, biology, nor physics is a real...
  2. topspin

    Will a Physicist please come to the stage (Dr. Geller maybe?)

    I wonder whether anyone has ever done this experiment for real. It sounds like it should be a high-school classic (alongside dissolving things in Coca-Cola.) I predict that the outcome would be as follows... The mainspring will not corrode at a completely uniform rate throughout its length...
  3. topspin

    Extensive Collection of Wacthes, Clocks, Tools, Parts, Books, etc.

    Re: Large Collection of Watch and Clock Tools, Parts, etc. And so just sticking with the subject of what we can do, can we come up with any more advice/suggestions for how best to go about selling off the collection to the "right" sort of buyers rather than scrappers? I'll try one more - 4. Go...
  4. topspin

    Extensive Collection of Wacthes, Clocks, Tools, Parts, Books, etc.

    Re: Large Collection of Watch and Clock Tools, Parts, etc. A few quick words from me before someone who knows what they're talking about jumps in - 1. Find out exactly what each of the items is. The more precisely you can describe it, the more likely it is that someone will really want it and...
  5. topspin

    Clock Parts Collage

    Sweet. I like the way the creator wrote "Big Ben" underneath it so you know which clock it is. Add in a couple of doors and hey presto - the Trumpton clock appears :-)
  6. topspin

    Watch attachments

    I have noticed that 90% of pocket watches seem to be sold with no attachment. If a watch comes with any kind of attachment - even just some random strap / tassel / tag / nicknack - I will usually keep that item on it. It's part of the character & history & identity of the watch. Where there is...

Forum statistics

Threads
164,700
Messages
1,432,834
Members
85,744
Latest member
caddafee
Encyclopedia Pages
1,101
Total wiki contributions
2,863
Last edit
Rockford's early high grade movements by Greg Frauenhoff