Off Hours Episode 21 Correction to some follow-up in Episode 21, at the time we said that Jon had no connection to Design Canada, a bit has changed since then & he now has a credit in the film for some post-production work (full disclosure: neither Jon or Chris are receiving any money or other tangible compensation for sales of Design Canada)
The Original Omega In addition to re-releasing Omega caliber 321, Omega announced shortly after SIHH that they will also be re-introducing their namesake, 19 ligne pocket watch caliber this year in limited production, alongside a manually wound Omega De Ville 125th Anniversary Edition
While Chris was away traveling the world, Jon got a tour behind the scenes at Veritas, a tool making company based in Canada’s Capital. From the first all metal lathe ever made to building CNC machines at home, this episode is all about tools.
High Watt USB-C Charger While still far from being a perfect universal spec, one nice thing about USB-C is being able to carry a single, high-watt charger rather than multiple, different chargers when travelling
USB-C to Lightning A cable that allows an iPhone or iPad to be charged using the same charger that now ships with Apple’s MacBooks
Anker PowerCore Jon & Chris both use Anker’s battery packs to keep devices topped up when travelling
Control Plane Mac utility A utility Chris uses to manage network traffic on his MacBook, unfortunately, it is no longer under active development
Luna Display An app & adaptor that together turn an iPad into an external display for a macOS
The Perfectionists A book about humankind’s relentless pursuit of perfection & the compounding effects it has had on society
Creative Selection Written by a former Apple software engineer, Creative Selection provides a rare glimpse into what the design process was like at Apple when Steve Jobs was alive
Why We Sleep A book Jon’s been reading recently about the science & benefits of sleep
Chris has just returned from a conference on ornamental turning. He and Jon discuss the difference between ornamental turning and engine turning, along with some of the other things Chris got up to while out on the West Coast.
OTI Symposium Chris just got back from the 2018 Ornamental Turners International Symposium in Seattle, Washington
Guilloché on Off Hours We touched on guilloché work & engine turning quite a bit right off the bat, in Episode 1 of Off Hours
12 Faces of Time Similar subject matter to the Masters of Art Horology, 12 Faces of Time details the lives and works of a dozen of the foremost independent watchmakers of our era
CNC presentation Chris will be giving a presentation on October 23rd alongside friend of the show, Rich Loen, outlining everything you need to know to build your own CNC machine
Chris is back from the British Horological Institute, where he spent a week working on watch movements. He and Jon chat about his time in the UK, the unique things he saw, and the incredible people he met along the way.
BHI Short Courses Short watch & clock making courses offered by the British Horological Institute
John Murphy Official website of John Murphy (FBHI, Cert. Ed., WOSTEP) who trained Chris at the British Horological Institute