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

    Watchmaking & Bullshitting Ep. 7 | Anthony & Henry

    Watchmaking & Bullshitting Ep. 7 | 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!

    In today’s episode, we do a deep dive into Henry’s company Watchmaking Project. How he got started and what his current thoughts and advice are for the those who are trying to start.

    Here are some of the things we go over:

    SHOWNOTES:

    00:00
    What does a normal day in your life look like during/post COVID?

    6:10
    How much time do you spend on the bench on a given day?

    8:00
    What would you recommend someone that wants to be a technical manager? Or more than just a watchmaker?

    9:30
    Where did your drive come from?

    11:15
    What would you say your biggest accomplishment is from your ambitious actions?

    17:30
    How did Watchmaking Project start?

    18:30
    What would you recommend someone who wants to run their own independent watchmaking company?

    19:00
    What would be your number #1 advice for someone starting to create their own independent watch repair business

    19:45
    Do you have a failure story or F-up story in running your business?

    21:10
    What do you mean in terms of having a good network?

    21:40
    How do you get a good network in watchmaking?

    25:20
    Is Watchmaking Project a repair facility or manufacturer?

    26:00
    What’s the definition between watchmakers or Watch technicians?

    28:18
    Difference between Horologist and Watchmaker

    30:15
    The technicalities in watchmaking lingo

    31:40
    How NYC is now amidst the coronavirus

    38:30
    Recommendations for Watch Repair and Manufacturers when it comes to Watchmaking Project

    51:15
    What does the watch repair take-in process look like if I wanted to get my watch repaired with you?

    51:45
    Would you leave the industry?

    53:00
    Doctor analogy to watchmaking
    Car analogy to watchmaking

    58:15
    Movement swapping and outsourcing

    1:04:00
    Retrofitting manual watches with quartz watches


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    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
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    Website: www.nobswatchmaker.com

    • 1 hr
    Deep Dive: Rolex Watches 101

    Deep Dive: Rolex Watches 101

    Welcome to the Deep Dive segment of the No BS Watchmaking Podcast. In these Deep Dives, we’ll cover as much of the company as possible in a unbiased viewpoint so that you the consumer can know what you’re getting. Making an informed decision is crucial and paramount in determining whether you want to buy a watch from a specific brand and doing Deep Dives like this are wonderful for consumers to get an inside viewpoint of the company from a Watchmaker’s perspective.


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

    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

    • 42 min
    Watchmaking & Bullshitting Ep. 6 | Adam Craniotes, Anthony, & Henry

    Watchmaking & Bullshitting Ep. 6 | Adam Craniotes, 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!

    In today’s podcast, we’re joined by the one and only Adam Craniotes, Founder of RedBar Group. We had a great time bullshitting around and discussing the watch industry as a whole.

    Here are some of the things we go over:

    SHOWNOTES:

    00:00
    Alcohol, Kids, and Coronavirus

    9:20
    Snakes Underneath a Sink

    15:10
    Australian Animals

    17:10
    Zoom and Kids

    25:00
    How did Adam and Henry meet?

    26:45
    Name of RedBar and it’s origins #redbarcrew

    30:00
    Why Adam hates Invicta

    33:00
    Quarantine Purchases

    35:00
    How it is being the Editor in Chief

    37:50
    RedBar Presently

    38:50
    Adam’s thoughts on the future of watch industry post-COVID

    47:40
    E-Commerce state for Watches in the industry

    48:00
    Which watch brand did it right when it comes to marketing

    60:00
    No Assholes at RedBar and RedBar is about

    63:00
    Females in Watchmaking and Watches

    68:30
    Which watch makes you the happiest at the moment?

    73:45
    Adam’s thoughts on Smart Watches

    81:45
    Do smart watches bridge the gap for those who would have never worn a watch before?

    85:45
    RedBar and Brands currently on Zoom



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    LINKS:

    Adam Craniotes: @craniotes
    RedBar Crew: @redbarcrew
    Revolution: @revolution.watch

    Bremont: @bremontwatches
    Rolex: @rolex
    Tudor: @tudorwatch
    Oris: @oris
    Rebecca Struthers: @rebecca_struthers

    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 34 min
    Watchmaking & Bullshitting Ep. 5 | Anthony & Henry

    Watchmaking & Bullshitting Ep. 5 | 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
    Is it bad to manually wind an automatic watch

    1:30
    Is it bad to wind your manual chronographs watch when it is engaged

    2:40
    What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done in watchmaking?

    9:45
    Quality Control at MFGs - non-technical and technical watchmakers

    12:00
    Sleeping on the bench

    13:52
    Watchmakers view on different grades of ETA and Selitta movements

    17:00
    Not setting the time on a watch when picking it up after 48 hours

    18:55
    View points on Movement Swapping

    27:00
    Have you found any benefit of watchmaking translating into other facets of your life
    (I.e. Henry is a ninja assassin)

    32:55
    Managerial Style Aspect of Complicated Jargon Vs Simple Jargon - Holistic view point- lack of social skills

    37:00
    Glass Ceiling in Watchmaking

    43:00
    Views on Brands Re-using designs instead of coming up with innovation

    44:00
    Happiest moment in your watchmaking career

    48:00
    One thing you would do if watchmaking failed

    50:55
    Sticking through tough times in watchmaking



    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

    • 54 min
    Watchmaking & Bullshitting Ep. 4 | Anthony & Henry

    Watchmaking & Bullshitting Ep. 4 | 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
    Sexism in the watch industry (Why there are few women in the industry)

    9:45
    What do watchmakers earn (service center, independent, production, overseas...)

    23:45
    If I use the chronograph on my watch, does it drain the power reserve faster

    29:50
    Henry wears an Apple Watch and a mechanical watch on the same wrist

    31:45
    Would smart watches take over the industry?

    35:45
    What parts from swiss watches are made primarily in China (crystal, case, dial)

    39:15
    Asian movements vs Swiss Movements. Swiss could have tough competition in the near future

    47:00
    What’re your thoughts in seiko mods

    48:00
    Is Bergeon stuff overpriced or are they just alone in their category

    50:00
    Without a winding tool, any advice to winding it manually?

    53:45
    Where is a good source for information about watch calibers and parts

    59:40
    Funniest thing you’ve experienced in watchmaking


    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

    • 1 hr 16 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Fart sandwich ,

Great content but technically a bit of a mess

The conversations back and forth are great. There’s a solid blend of technical questions, bs, and humor. My only gripe is the sound quality and mixing could use some
Improvement.

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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