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I came across this ambitious initiative (hat tip to EHF Live!) to raise funds for an open source watch movement design. (Note that the website is available only in German and French, so you’ll need Google Translate to decipher the … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Greetings – 2011

Chinese New Year is here again. Here’s wishing everyone a happy and prosperous Lunar New Year.

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Malaysia Watch Forum celebrates 2nd Anniversary with a GTG

Malaysia Watch Forum recently celebrated their 2nd Anniversary with a GTG. A total of 21 enthusiastic members attended the event held at Hotel Equatorial in Kuala Lumpur. Below are some highlights from the night and more pictures can be found … Continue reading

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Meeting with renowned Independent Watch Maker, Peter Speake-Marin

On Monday, 13th December, Abel (fellow Malaysia Watch Forum member) and I had the good fortune to meet with renowned independent watch maker, Peter Speake-Marin (Thanks to Abel for making the arrangement). The meeting took place at Khronos Unique Horlogerie Boutique (Adorn Floor, Starhill Gallery). Khronos, which is part of Luxury Concepts, is representing the Speake-Marin brand in Malaysia.

Despite his extremely tight schedule (He was due to fly off later that evening) Peter was really kind to share his passion for watchmaking and his insights into the watchmaking industry. He also took the time to walk us through some of the very unique and exclusive timepieces that he had brought for “A Journey Through Time IV”.

We also learnt that one of his latest creations, the Marine 2 “Thalassa” received the YTL Spirit of Classical Art Award during the event finale. A big congratulations to Peter Speake-Marin. Continue reading

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Malaysia Watch Forum celebrates their 1st Anniversary

Malaysia Watch Forum recently celebrated their 1st year with an anniversary GTG. The event was attended by 13 forum members. A few dedicated members actually made their way from Penang and Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to join the fun. Below are some photos… Continue reading

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Sinn’s Tegiment and Damasko’s Ice hardening

Sinn’s tegiment process is a form of case hardening using gas carburizing technology. (Refer to here and here for more details). It is well known in metallurgy that steel can be surface hardened by the addition of carbon to the steel surface, a process c… Continue reading

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Happy 2010

Happy New Year to watch lovers everywhere. May 2010 usher in new additions to your growing watch collection. Continue reading

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