3D Printing

Episode 15

Chris shares a bit about the first 3D printed prototype for the watch he is creating, the printer he bought and why, mixed with some discussion about other additive manufacturing technologies.

Baselworld 2018

Episode 14

Jon and Chris reflect back on some of the new timepieces released at Baselworld 2018, with a few old gems thrown in for good measure.

Cloisonné Enamel

Episode 13

Jon introduces Chris to an unusual, Japanese eraser. Chris recounts the incredible work of a cloisonné enamelist he came across on a trip to Japan last spring and discusses his own processes as an enamel artist at Silverhand Studios.

Chris and Jon discuss the Apple Pencil, design trade-offs, and building things to last.

Ink of Choice

Episode 11

A friend gives Jon a fountain pen and some ink, Chris distills what makes for a great writing experience.

Podium Pieces

Episode 10

From $350 to $350,000, reflecting back on the first horologically focused trade show of 2018, Chris and Jon chat about the science and artistry of watchmaking.

Finite Resources

Episode 9

What to do when you don’t have infinite time. Jon and Chris talk about choosing projects worth pursuing, saying no, and what’s in store for year ahead.

Chris is planning to make a watch. He and Jon talk movements, makers, and the calibers others have built off of.

Mixed Metals

Episode 7

Jon and Chris explore the world of mixed metals and the often wood-like grain patterns these materials exhibit.

Chris and Jon sit down to talk about some of the tools, gadgets, and accessories they find particularly handy to have around the shop, then round things out with some entertaining reading recommendations for the holidays.

Beyond Top Notch

Episode 5

First impressions of the iPhone X. Chris flies an ultralight over New Mexico and shares some tales from his travels. He and Jon discuss the iPhone X they each acquired and the potential future the device hints at.