Sunday, October 04, 2009

Armin Strom - Handmade Skeleton watches

Like the title says, the topic is about Armin Stroms watches.

I was recently introduced to, might have been around for awhile but I'm new to them.

According to Armin Strom website, he began skeletonising pocket watches in 1983  (the year i was born, yiipeee!), going on to wrist watches.

Limiting each creation to 25 pieces, he maintains exclusivity. Armin also personally delivers the watches to his customers, bonding with them in the process. What a great way to meet more people, gain some ground and appreciation of his art.

Here is a video taken from, its very nice, with a cute soundtrack. Would appreciate it if anyone can name the song title and performer for me :)

Armin Strom Video

Tuesday, September 08, 2009


I've been absent, i keep wanting to jot something down here, but keep running out of time. When i'm free enough to do something, i get the runs, and sit on my throne away from the com...then its not my turn to use the com anymore. Well we have to share usage rite?

We've started messing with hair-springs, coiled spring roughly the width of a strand of hair. So it's really thin, and really easy to bend out of shape

But being bald and without hair, i suppose i've forgotten how easy it is to style your hair, so i did mess up with hairsprings a bit. Btw i actually stole this pic of the internet...not my own.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What is a watch?

Recently my brilliantly bright mind figured out some similiarities of a Watch, and a Woman.
It is not necessarily correct or accurate, and will probably get some flak.
Its a very simple note I jotted down and can be considered incomplete.
Here's what I think
A watch (mechanical one, mind you)is like a woman,
Can look simple on the outside but complicated on the inside (minute repeaters-naggy, perpetual calanders-remembers dates, tourbillons-pretty but a high maintanance etc :p)
Both require gentle handling and lots of care, otherwise any kind of hurt feelings will be carried like a scar.
Treat her nice and she'll be by your side forever (this is subjective, if there isn't an auction, divorce etc)
She'll (if you want to call you watch a "she") be keeping you company, recording every moment in time and every occasion you spend together.

There should be more to add but I've been too busy to think, being a watchmaker that can't arrange time properly, this isn't really a suprise. Isn't it?