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Straight-shooting, short, and fun insider info on watches, watchmaking, and the watch industry. Visit @nobswatchmaker on Instagram and Facebook

The No BS Watchmaking Show Anthony from No BS Watchmaker

    • Education
    • 3.9, 23 Ratings

Straight-shooting, short, and fun insider info on watches, watchmaking, and the watch industry. Visit @nobswatchmaker on Instagram and Facebook

    Watchmaking & Bullshitting Ep. 3 | Anthony & Henry

    Watchmaking & Bullshitting Ep. 3 | Anthony & Henry

    Watchmaking & Bullshitting is a podcast series dedicated to answering watchmaking questions and having fun conversations. We try to keep the conversation as simple, light hearted, and fun as possible!

    Here are some of the things we go over:

    Show notes:

    00:00
    What’re your thoughts on watch fairs and digital watch fairs?

    6:00
    Adam from Redbar does it right. Watch fares should be like this

    7:00
    If you were a watch brand, how would you advertise?

    13:10
    What’re Henry’s insider thoughts on Omega VS Rolex?

    15:00
    Are Co-Axials more accurate than regular Swiss lever movements?

    21:10
    What are your thoughts on the lubricant: Lubrifar?

    26:00
    What is Epilame and the process it entails?

    29:00
    Differences in OMEGA 1862 and 1863? Delrin Brakes vs Steel Brakes

    32:00
    What in watchmaking surprised you when you first started?

    39:30
    What’re your thoughts on modding watches

    45:15
    Authenticating watches at the retail level

    48:30
    College Degrees VS Skills

    49:00
    Advice for watchmaking student graduating

    58:00
    Some form of Hellweek for watchmaking students


    If you like the podcast, please subscribe, share the episode, and leave a review!


    LINKS:

    Henry’s instagram: https://instagram.com/henrylyy
    Watchmaking Project: www.watchmakingproject.com

    P.S.
    Have you checked out my ETA 2824, 2892, and 7750 Watchmaking course? Learn how to overhaul the ETA 2892 in Watchmaking at www.nobswatchmaking.com


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLvRULrCMz2yD6ctFmXKPA
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nobswatchmaker
    Website: www.nobswatchmaker.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Watchmaking & Bullshitting Ep. 2 | Anthony & Henry

    Watchmaking & Bullshitting Ep. 2 | Anthony & Henry

    Watchmaking & Bullshitting is a podcast series dedicated to answering watchmaking questions and having fun conversations. We try to keep the conversation as simple, light hearted, and fun as possible!

    Here are some of the things we go over:

    Show notes:

    00:15
    Is D5 oil still a thing?

    1:50
    Favorite lubricant in Watchmaking

    4:14
    Pre-cleaning process

    11:15
    Watchmakers at Railroads

    13:30
    Do you have to go to school to be a great watchmaker

    19:45
    Do you enjoy the repairing side of watchmaking or fabrication and manufacturing side of the industry

    23:00
    How do you keep enjoying watchmaking after all of these years

    28:15
    Watchmaking service delivery times

    31:45
    Cracked dial and clients wanting to keep them

    36:00
    Favorite music style

    38:00
    What’re Henry’s thoughts on watchmaking trajectory

    46:00
    Top pet peeve in watch clients

    49:45
    Thoughts on watches as an investment

    53:15
    I know your feelings about vintage watches but what are Henry’s thoughts on Vintage watches

    56:15
    I know you preach the application of watchmaking. Does this apply to every watchmaker?

    If you like the podcast, please subscribe, share the episode, and leave a review!


    LINKS:

    Henry’s instagram: @henrylyy
    Watchmaking Project: www.watchmakingproject.com

    P.S.
    Have you checked out my ETA 2824, 2892, and 7750 Watchmaking course? Learn how to overhaul the ETA 2892 in Watchmaking at www.nobswatchmaking.com


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLvRULrCMz2yD6ctFmXKPA
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nobswatchmaker
    Website: www.nobswatchmaker.com

    • 58 min
    Watchmaking & Bullshitting Ep. 1 | Anthony & Henry

    Watchmaking & Bullshitting Ep. 1 | Anthony & Henry

    We’re starting a new podcast segment where Henry Ly from Watchmaking Project and I get together, answer questions, and have a good time.

    Here are some of the things we go over:

    Show notes:

    1:45 minute
    in top pet peeve in repairs
    ——scribbling watchmaking case backs
    -how swatch group used to leave repair history
    -standardize approach to service history like car fax
    -sentimental value
    -why rolex changed over to scribing in case back instead of using a permanent sharpie
    -what we think a standardize formula should be
    -butchering the watches and having everyone work that much harder

    16:00
    Is it ok for high Horology brands to leave surfaces unfinished

    17:09
    Cheap movements in high end watches

    19:25
    Buying watches for the brand or for the movement

    21:00
    One thing you hate the most in watchmaking

    23:11
    Making things more complicated than it needs to be

    26:33
    If you had to choose, would you have a watch logo branded on your forehead but be legendary in the watch industry for all of history or be normal and be the laughing stock in the watch industry for the rest of history

    30:20
    Thoughts on biggest changes in watchmaking post COVID

    34:30
    Thoughts on whether watchmaking as a whole got hit hard or unscathed due to COVID

    42:00
    Zoom calls within the industry

    44:40
    Take-in process since COVID-19

    55:40
    One watch for the rest of your life

    58:00
    Henrys crazy OMEGA story


    LINKS:

    Henry’s instagram: @henrylyy
    Watchmaking Project: www.watchmakingproject.com

    P.S.
    Have you checked out my ETA 2824, 2892, and 7750 Watchmaking course? Learn how to overhaul the ETA 2892 in Watchmaking at www.nobswatchmaking.com


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLvRULrCMz2yD6ctFmXKPA
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nobswatchmaker
    Website: www.nobswatchmaker.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Watchmaking COVID-19 & Online Presence

    Watchmaking COVID-19 & Online Presence

    In today’s episode, I talk about what COVID-19 has done to watchmaking’s online presence and what I said early on when I first started.

    Here are some of the things we go over:

    -Bricks & Mortars Potential Earning
    -Why watchmakers should go online sooner rather than later
    -Watchmakers, brands, and companies that went online before COVID-19 fared better than those who didn’t
    -Document Versus Create



    LINKS:

    P.S.
    Have you checked out my ETA 2824, 2892, and 7750 Watchmaking course? Learn how to overhaul the ETA 2892 in Watchmaking at www.nobswatchmaking.com


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLvRULrCMz2yD6ctFmXKPA
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nobswatchmaker
    Website: www.nobswatchmaker.com

    • 8 min
    What to Do When You Can’t Solve a Problem

    What to Do When You Can’t Solve a Problem

    In today’s episode, we go over how to solve a problem that you can’t figure out. SHOWNOTES:

    -Often times your perspective of the problem is the problem
    -Take a moment for the other areas of your brain to work
    -Pre-frontal cortex dominant
    -The magnitude of your solution is often dictated by the type of questions you’re asking
    -And much more....


    LINKS:

    P.S.
    Have you checked out my ETA 2824, 2892, and 7750 Watchmaking course? Learn how to overhaul the ETA 2892 in Watchmaking at www.nobswatchmaking.com


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLvRULrCMz2yD6ctFmXKPA
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nobswatchmaker
    Website: www.nobswatchmaker.com

    • 34 min
    Why Repetition is Less than Optimal to Learning

    Why Repetition is Less than Optimal to Learning

    In today’s episode, I go over how to get over the hump of repetitive action. Getting stuck on a problem sucks. Repeatedly going through the task without a real process is not ideal to really understanding a topic.

    Show notes:

    -The most common form of learning
    -Why it is inferior
    -Why repetition is less than optimal
    -Overview
    -Directions on a Map Analogy
    -Understanding Why and Because Of
    -Learning Process
    -Priming the Mind subconsciously
    -My journey and where I am going


    LINKS:

    P.S.
    Have you checked out my ETA 2824, 2892, and 7750 Watchmaking course? Learn how to overhaul the ETA 2892 in Watchmaking at www.nobswatchmaking.com


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLvRULrCMz2yD6ctFmXKPA
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nobswatchmaker
    Website: www.nobswatchmaker.com

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Jensifer Bishnap ,

A great show for hobbiests

I’ve been tinkering with watches and watch movements for a year or two now. It’s a great hobby, and I don’t have any professional goals in the field at this point. Even so, the industry insights, history, and general BS-ing around watchmaking on this podcast are an informative and enjoyable listen.

joeeewolf ,

Hahahahaha

Loved the show this week. As a watchmaker, it’s just like an extension of the same BS-ing I do with my colleagues and industry friends.

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