Flying Cap Jewels

Episode 44

Chris has returned from a month of travel. He and Jon discuss the day/date and automatic course he took at the British Horological Institute.

  • BHI Short Courses Chris recently attended another short course at the British Horological Institute
  • Seth Kennedy Antiquarian watchmaker Seth Kennedy
  • Cousins A horological supply house in the UK
  • ETA 6497 Assembly of an ETA 6497 pocket watch caliber
  • ETA 2836-2 One of the watch calibers Chris worked with on this trip to the BHI
  • Seiko 7S26 The other caliber Chris worked with on this trip to the BHI
  • Tissot Powermatic 80 An inexpensive Tissot containing one of ETA’s newer, free-sprung calibers (the C07.111) that is otherwise very similar in construction to the ETA 2836-2
  • Eterna 39 Chris is basing his watches on variants of Eterna’s caliber 39
  • Romain Gauthier Screw heads with a cruel twist
  • Witschi Dry Tester Witschi makes a range of waterproof testing equipement that can evaluate the seal integrity of a watch case without using water
  • Waterproof Tester A basic wet tester for evaluating the water resistance of a watch case
  • Seiko Magic Lever A video overview of how the winding system in a Seiko watch operates
  • TAG Heuer 1887 One of the few “Swiss” watch calibers that employ Seiko’s Magic Lever style winding system, based heavily on Seiko’s 6S37 chronograph caliber
  • Atmos Clock
  • Atmos for the Wrist The patent for the late Steven Phillips’ temperature responsive “Eternal Winding System”
  • Eternal Winding System An archived version of the official webpage for the late Steven Phillips’ “Eternal Winding System”