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Off Hours is a conversational podcast that delves into technology, working with our hands, and other curiosities.

Off Hours Chris Manning & Jon Edwards

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Off Hours is a conversational podcast that delves into technology, working with our hands, and other curiosities.

    Daniela Marin

    Daniela Marin

    Jon and Chris sit down for a chat with Daniela Marin, co-founder of the original Speake-Marin brand and the driving force behind The Naked Watchmaker as well as their recently released Masterclass.


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    TheNakedWatchmaker.com
    The Naked Watchmaker Masterclass Use the coupon code offhours-100$tnw.voucher to receive $100 off
    The Naked Watchmaker on LinkedIn
    The Naked Watchmaker Facebook Page
    The Naked Watchmaker on Instagram
    The Naked Watchmaker on TikTok
    The Naked Watchmaker on Twitter
    Speake-Marin Watches (no longer affiliated with Daniela Marin or Peter Speake)
    Philippe Dufour
    The BBC Where Daniela was working prior to moving to Switzerland
    The Grönefeld Brothers
    Stephen Forsey
    Audemars Piguet (Renaud et Papi) SA A 2003 press release detailing the expansion of APRP’s facilities, around the same time that the Speake-Marin brand was getting started
    Andreas Strehler
    Stepan Sarpaneva
    The McGonigle Brothers
    Kari Voutilainen
    WOSTEP Watchmakers of Switzerland Training & Education Program
    Pentti Sarpaneva Famed jewellery designer & Stepan Sarpaneva’s father
    Vianney Halter
    François Junod
    Deconstruction of Breguet Tourbillon Pocket Watch 1188 Among the earliest tourbillon watches ever produced
    Deconstruction of Philippe Dufour’s Simplicity
    Deconstruction of Breguet Tradition Tourbillon Fusée 7047 The modern Breguet Daniela would like to own one day
    Speidel Twist-O-Flex An expanding metal watch bracelet, like the one on the watch Daniela purchased for her mother
    Schwartz Étienne
    Czapek & Cie
    AHCI Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants
    Urwerk
    Felix Baumgartner
    Pita Barcelona
    Robert Bray
    Piaget
    Seiko
    COSC The official chronometer certification body in Switzerland
    Kees Engelbarts
    Rebecca Struthers
    Oster Watches Podcast Daniela Marin & Peter Speake’s discussion about their new Masterclass with Jeremy Oster

    The Naked Watchmaker MasterclassOff Hours listeners can receive $100 off of a Naked Watchmaker Masterclass using the following coupon code:offhours-100$tnw.voucher

    Quintessential Bellows

    Quintessential Bellows

    Jon and Chris discuss the future of filmmaking, the transmission of know-how, and ornamental turning.

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    White 2.0 An extremely white paint, from Stuart Semple
    Pink Potion To pink what White 2.0 is to white
    LIT Glowing pigment from Stuart Semple
    Chris’ new bellows
    The Best Bargain in Macro Photography A look at the humble bellows
    Allan Walls Photography Allan has done some fantastic work using a bellows
    Tilt-shift Photography
    Powered Rails for Macro Photography
    The Future of Filmmaking? Film Riot delves into Unreal Engine
    The Mandalorian
    Unreal Engine
    Robert Rodriguez Independent filmmaker
    Black Magic Design
    DaVinci Resolve Non-linear video-editing software
    Inside Voutilainen’s Atelier with SwissInfo
    Kari Voutilainen
    Comblémine Voutilainen’s dial manufacturer
    Voutilainen & Cattin Voutilainen’s case manufacturer
    Reuben Schoots
    Tommy Jobson
    James Palmer
    Philippe Dufour
    Greubel Forsey
    Bradley Taylor
    Watches TV
    Naked Watchmaker Masterclass
    MADE Lathe Rose Engine Presentation By David Lindow
    OTI Ornamental Turners International
    Society of Ornamental Turners
    Plumier Foundation
    Holtzapffel
    Chris Ploof
    L.A. Pen Show
    Al Collins
    Coburg Ivories

    Watchmaking Studio in a Box

    Watchmaking Studio in a Box

    Having recently rescued some sorely abused collets after acquiring yet another lathe, Chris is now swimming in a sea of collets. He and Jon discuss various tools, blackest black ink, hyperwhite paint, watch photography, and movement finishing.

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    Southbend Lathes
    Cromwell Lathes
    Waterjet Cutting Service at Carleton University
    Schaublin 102
    Cardon Tools

    An example of a turret for a Schaublin 102

    Schaublin 70
    Aciera F1 Milling machine that uses the same collets as the Schaublin 70
    Sixis 101 Another milling machine that shares the same collet system as the Aciera F1 & Schaublin 70
    Hardinge
    Stuart Semple BLINK Ink
    Whitest White Paint
    Watch Photography Using Camera Flashes Some timely, macro photography perspective from GaryG
    Aputure Lights
    Light Tent
    100 Ways to Improve Your Photography by Ming Thein
    Ming Watches
    Focus Stacking
    Camera Bellows
    Anglage Work A macro video of Chris polishing the chamfer on one of the bridges for the watch movements he has been working on
    Sigma 105mm F2.8 Macro Lens One of the lenses that Chris has been using to film watch work with
    Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens Another of the lenses Chris has been using to film watch work with
    African Blackwood
    Gentian
    Ebony
    Gold LUXOR Polishing Compound
    Jeweller’s Rouge
    Chopstick Master from Bridge City Tool Works, the jig that Chris has been using to shape wooden laps for polishing the chamfers on the movements he’s been working on
    Daniela Dufour Interviewed alongside her father, Philippe Dufour, on The Watches TV

    Over-polished Bevel

    Over-polished Bevel

    Chris and Jon continue their discussion of finishing techniques, as well as custom tools, and specialized work holding techniques.

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    Straight Line Engine Turning An introduction to the art, by Roger W. Smith
    8mm Watchmaker’s Lathe
    David Lindow
    A unique & memorable unboxing experience
    Dr. Rebecca Struthers
    Struthers 248 Craig & Rebecca Struthers project to craft a timepiece using two minds, fours hands, & an 8mm watchmaker’s lathe.
    Struthers’ Screw Head Polishing Tool
    KHWCC Screw Head Polishing Tool
    Henrik Korpela Director of the KHWCC
    Glendo Accu-Finish The lapping machine Chris uses to prepare his cutters for engine turning
    BECS Sàrl Jon mentioned CNJ Duret in the episode, turns out since he last purchased from them they’ve been acquired by BECS Sarl
    Rich Loen
    LUXOR Polishing Compound
    Jeweler’s Rouge
    “Metal is fibres.” Denis Flageollet, of De Bethune, interviewed in the latest issue of Europastar Magazine
    904L Stainless Steel A video detailing an alloy Rolex now refers to as Oystersteel
    Manufactor S.A. Official Instagram account
    Philippe Narbel Official Instagram account
    Nathalie Jean-Louis Official Instagram account
    Contantin Chaykin
    Super Glue Fixturing for CNC Machining From John Saunders & crew at NYC CNC
    Painter’s Tape
    Super Glue
    Powder Coating Masking Tape Thinner than painter’s tape, this is what Chris uses for fixturing watches dials for engine turning
    Vacuum Chuck
    Breguet

    Mill of Theseus

    Mill of Theseus

    Chris and Jon are back recording after lockdown. They discuss the first-documented watch produced in Canada, which Jon recently performed some conservation work on, Chris’ many machine woes, and what constitutes a perfect finish.

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    Compliant Mechanisms
    Bistability
    Chaykin Minotaur Wristwatch Konstantin Chaykin beat Jon & Chris to production
    Dr. Organ’s Retirement Dr. Robert Organ has retired from the Goldsmiths’ Company after 21 years of hallmarking
    Trial of the Pyx
    Kicked Out by Royalty Chris recounts his visit to the Goldsmiths’ Company back in episode 17 of Off Hours, the show art for the episode features one of the one-kilo gold proof coins
    Rich Loen
    007 Special Issue A Bond-inspired, seven-kilo gold proof coin in a very limited edition of one.
    Hazy Blue Halo Episode 30 of Off Hours
    Masterpiece watch completed in 1890 by the Canadian Horological Institute’s first graduate, John Kincaid.
    Henry Playtner
    NAWCC Bulletin May/June 2021 Issue Featuring an article on Henry Playtner, as well as John Kincaid’s pocket watch (subscription required)
    Museum of Timekeeping Museum of the British Horological Museum
    Speaking Clock
    Rigid 10K Resin From Formlabs
    Schwartz Étienne
    Techform Advanced Casting
    Castable Wax 40 Resin From Formlabs
    BlueCast Resin
    ANYCUBIC Photon Mono X A relatively inexpensive but effective resin-based 3D printer
    Elagoo
    B9 Resins
    Chris’ Taig Mill Conversion
    Haas Super Mini Mill 2
    Haas Compact Mill
    Rexhep Rexhepi
    Grönefeld Brothers
    Greubel Forsey
    Lapping Film
    Lee Yuen-Rapati
    Watches and Wonders
    WWDC

    That Caliber of Caliber

    That Caliber of Caliber

    Playing with light. From eccentric applications of phosphorescence to designing guilloché patterns in Excentro, Jon and Chris discuss a number of new releases and prototypes in progress.

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    The process of making Swiss Super-LumiNova Behind the scenes at TRITEC with The Naked Watchmaker
    TRITEC Swiss producer of phosphorescent pigments
    James Thompson a.k.a. The Black Badger
    MB&F
    GoS Watches
    LIT Phosphorescent pigment from Stuart Semple
    Project Minotaur
    Patek Philippe 6102P An example of a sky chart complication that displays the current position of the stars overhead
    Sarpaneva Watches
    Citizen Caliber 0200 Citizen’s new high-end mechanical watch caliber, featuring free-sprung balance, developed in partnership with Swiss subsidiary La Joux-Perret
    Citizen Calibre 0200 Prototype An in-depth look at Citizen’s new caliber, from SJX
    Why Machines That Bend Are Better Derek Muller on bi-stable & other compliant mechanisms
    Frederique Constant 40Hz Silicon Oscillator
    Patek Philippe Pulsomax A look at Patek Philippe’s silicon-based Pulsomax escapement, along with several other silicon developments from its Advanced Research division
    Girard-Perregaux Constant Force Escapement
    Tissot Powermatic 80 Fitted with a silicon hairspring
    Seiko Spring Drive
    Open Movement Project
    Excentro The software Chris uses to design guilloché patterns

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