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Crystal Clear Watchmaking
82 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Episode 43 - Watches & Wonders: Rolex, Tutor, & more!
Luc and Jay discuss some of the new watches from Watches and Wonders - is the industry moving in the right direction?Cartier TanksTudor Black Bay 58 GoldTudor Black Bay 58 SilverRolex Explorers 36mmRolex Explorer IIJeager-LeCoultre Reverso QuadriptiqueGreen NautilusPanerai Marina ESteel LuminorIWC Big Pilot 43mmIWC Big Pilot Shock AbsorberLange 1 PerpetualOris AquisproVacheron Les CabinoteursVacheron American 1921Vacheron Split Seconds Ulta-ThinSocials:Instagram @crystalclearwatchmaking
69 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Episode 42 - Waltham & Pocketwatch History!
A discussion of Waltham, pocketwatch history, and the basics of pocketwatch collecting!Socials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube
61 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Episode 41 - Luc Buys a Watch! Two Important New Movements Reviewed!
Luc puts down big bucks on a luxury watch and discusses the buying experience. After, we go over the two most important movements released this year.Grand Seiko GMTGrand Seiko Seasons Collection - Early SummerNew Zenith El PrimeroHodinkee Article HERENew Omega Speedmaster ProfessionalSocials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
82 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
Episode 40 - Starting a Watch Brand - SNGLRTY!
Luc interviews the co-founders of SNGLRTY, an up-and-coming Swiss watch brand with a brand new complication!Hard questions are asked and good times had by all :) Join us for a listen!Website: https://snglrtywatch.comBlog: https://blog.snglrty.watchInstagram: @snglrty_watchFacebook: @snglrtywatchTwitter: @snglrtywatchLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/snglrtySocials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube
53 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Episode 39 - How to SAVE the Luxury Watch Industry!
Luc rants about why the luxury watch market is failing for an hour. It's a good rant.Socials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
50 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Episode 38 - Christmas Gift Ideas!
Today Luc and Jay talk about gift ideas for this Christmas!Links:Seiko5 Automatic Blue Dial SNK357The Watch Repairer's ManualSeiko5 Black Dial Flieger Type B SNK809Southpaw Leather Goods:@southpawleathergoods on InstagramOrient KamasuR is for RolexCitizen Promaster DiverWatch SocksHamilton Khaki FieldGeorge Daniel's WatchmakingChristmas Song:Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100189Artist: http://incompetech.com/Socials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
48 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Episode 37 - 3 Underrated or Underappreciated Brands!
Today Jay and Luc take a moment to talk about brands that could use just a bit more love.Xeric Watches:LeadfootVendettaAutodromo:Group B Series 2Ford GTBrew WatchesSwatchOrient KamasuCitizen:Super Titanium ArmorPromaster DiverSocials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
56 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Episode 36 - Watchmaking Pet Peeves!
Today Jay and Luc take a moment to talk about the watchmaker's bench and all the things that annoy the heck out of Luc! The news this week has a couple interesting watches as well!ParmiaganiLongines Legend Diver BronzeSocials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
57 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Episode 35 - Fashion Watches, Modding, & Straps!
Today Jay and Luc took a moment to discuss some of the questions posed by our listeners through Instagram, as well as some feedback from a cardiologist!We also discussed our giveaway, of a Casioak! Very exciting!Socials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
84 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Episode 34 - The 10 Watches We Have Our Eyes On!
Today Luc and Jay talk about what we are actually looking at for our collections! Along the way we talk about Grand Seiko dreams, diabetes, and other random topics!Links:Brew Watch RetromaticKing Seiko Historical EditionGrand SeikoOris Big Crown Pointer DateRolex DaytonaSeiko SnowflakeBulgari Octo FinissimoBlack Bay 58Apple WatchOyster Perpetual 41Socials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
26 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Episode 33 - Rolex Releases 2020!
Today Luc and Jay talk about the new Rolex releases, and also one bonus watch!Socials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
69 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Episode 32 - Ten Workin' Man's Watches!
Today Luc and Jay talk about workin' man's watches - a listener request that was too tempting to resist! Along the way we talk about a Grand Seiko special edition, and the new happenings at the watchmaker's bench.Links:Casio W800H-1AVG-Shock GW-M5610-1BJFOrient KamasuOmega Speedmaster 1957 Limited EditionGrand Seiko SBGA427Grand Seiko ShizukuishiRolex ExplorerSocials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
66 minutes | Jul 25, 2020
Episode 31 - Barrelhand Timepieces - Independant Watchmaker!
Today Luc and Jay talk with Karel about the process and struggle of starting your own independent watch company - that is manufacturing new and complex time indicators to boot!Instagram: @barrelhandWebsite: https://www.barrelhand.com/Socials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
82 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Episode 30 - New Releases, the Watchmaker's Bench, and Robot Rights!
Today Luc and Jay talk about a pile of topics, new acquisitions, struggles on the bench, and discussing some interesting ideas.Releases:Blue Bay 58Parmigiani Tonda GTParmigiani OvaleChinese TourbillonSocials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
57 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
Episode 29 - Master Level Case Finishing with Kevin Paul!
Today Luc and Kevin talk about watch case restorations, and the processes for each type of finish!Kevin Paul's Instagram: @watchcaserestorationsGoogle Drive!Socials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
70 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Episode 28 - Antimagnetic Watches!
Today Luc and Jay talk about luxury goods and our thoughts and the economics behind them. Certainly a divisive topic,listen in and share your own thoughts with us!Watch News:Waltham AdsH Moser & MB&FCzapek AntartiqueAntimagnetic examples:Ulysee NardinPatek PhillipeExamples to collect:Tissot Antimagnetique (1930's-50's)Rolex MilguassOmega Seamaster Aqua Terra 15,000 GaussBremont Martin-BakerIWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIIIPanerai Luminor amagneticQuote referenceSocials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
60 minutes | May 27, 2020
Episode 27 - How to Become a Watchmaker!
Today Jay and I discuss the path to becoming a watchmaker - hobbiest or pro!ALSO: I meant Domino's guys :pShow notes (spoilers!)Personal attributes:Steady handsPatienceBrain for 3D and puzzle solvingThe watchmaker trialGo to Esslinger, buy a 6498 clone, holder, loupe, screwdrivers, and a pair of tweezers (watch repair kit). Take it apart (take photos) and put it back together 20 times, making sure it works at the end every time.Talk about the balance and impulse jewel.Still having fun?Buy a vintage watch, $40, that is not special. Make sure you have hand removal tools and tools to put them back on. Take it completely apart and back together 10 times, working at the end every time.Still having fun?Watchmaking George DanielsAWCI/Mini courses (for hobbiests)5-day Watch 100: Introduction to Watchmakinghttp://awci.com/Online courses (for hobbiests):https://learnwatchmaking.com/https://www.timezonewatchschool.com/WatchSchool/https://www.watchrepairlessons.com/YouTube Videos:https://www.youtube.com/user/jewldoodWatchmaker Schools:Interviews: make sure you know things!Free! Many sponsored by companies, which gives you direct access to hiring as well!WOSTEP http://www.wostep.ch/enhttp://veteranswatchmakerinitiative.org/Your classmates will become contactsYour instructors can get you jobsTheoryUpdatedPart time job? Bartender?Apprecenticeship!Hands-onUnpaid generallyAlmost impossible to find someone willingEven if someone is willing, who knows if they're good at teaching.You can only learn what your teacher knowsSocials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
46 minutes | May 13, 2020
Episode 26 - Are Luxury Goods... Good?
Today Luc and Jay talk about luxury goods and our thoughts and the economics behind them. Certainly a divisive topic,listen in and share your own thoughts with us!Socials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
63 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Episode 25 - USEFUL Complications!
Today Luc and Jay talk about watch news and our expectations for the future to start, then talk about some complications that are actually useful!Links:Date windowChronographPower ReserveAlarm:Seiko BellmaticVulcain CricketWorld TimerThermometerSelf-windingMoonphaseSocials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
69 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
Episode 24 - Useless (but AWESOME) Complications!
Inspired by recent watch news, Luc and Jay talk about a category of complications we have a hard time giving a name to...Links:Bugatti WatchVideoCharming BirdVideoSlot-Machine WatchVideoPoker Watch"Eros" watchesMidnight PlanetariumHaldimann H8H1H9Socials:Insta: @crystalclearwatchmakingYouTube Channel
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