Monday, August 31, 2020

How I learned watchmaking...

The Bunn Special School of Watchmaking

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Due diligence...

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.  

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Friday, August 28, 2020

Silver Sale!

Sold it in 5 minutes on eBay.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

an eBay impulse buy...


Almost identical to a pocket watch I am working on.  This one was made in 1907.  89,98,74,0,B 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

something new to play with...


Just got a SDR (software defined radio) kit in exchange for a recent watch repair.  89,98,75,0,B

Monday, August 24, 2020

road legal

Finished the final paperwork this morning and got the new plate for the Airstream - title should be here in about 2 weeks.  One step closer to unloading this unfinished project from TFL.  88,96,75,0,B

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Being humble...

2 Chronicles 7:14  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020

Thursday, August 20, 2020



Perhaps for some upcoming videos... 90,100,78,0,B

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

selling the airstream...

So I found a buyer for the Airstream 2 months ago.  Problem is I don't have a title and the buyer kinda wants one.  When I bought it 9 years ago, it came with a title but I lost it before I did a title transfer.  Getting a replacement title under these circumstances is a bit tricky but I finally figured it out.  Finalizing the last bit of paperwork in Alpine on Friday.  It will be going to a couple that lives in Las Vegas.  They plan on completely restoring it.  90,98,77,0,B   

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

hot house...

Even in all this heat, one of my 18 month old tomato plants is trying hard to produce some fruit... 89,99,78,0,B

Sunday, August 16, 2020

The Mediator...

 1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Pandemic Saturday


Americans are still dying from Covid-19 at an alarming rate, yet nothing from the white house about the growing numbers.  In typical Trump fashion, all we got this week was a mean, nasty, and disrespectful response to Biden's announcement of his choice for VP.  Trump called Kamala Harris mean, nasty, and disrespectful (imagine that) and it looks like his new nickname for her is Phony Kamala.  In almost the same sentence he referred once again to Biden and Warren as Sleepy Joe and Pocahontas.  It is unfortunate that this kind of immature grade school behavior is what most appeals to his supporters.

Friday, August 14, 2020

the happy Hamilton...

Got the hairspring issue resolved and the watch is now running within a few seconds per hour.  Cleaned up the dial and just making minor regulation adjustments while waiting for the new crystal.  93,106,78,0,C

Thursday, August 13, 2020

the guts of the Hamilton...

Looks to me like the fast running problem with this wristwatch (almost 6 minutes per hour) is a hairspring that is sticking to itself because of too much oil.  Going to try to clean it tomorrow.  The balance wheel and hairspring is the most delicate part of a mechanical watch.  Keep your fingers crossed... 93,104,77,0,B  

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Just in for service...


An early 60's Hamilton automatic wristwatch in a 14K gold case - running fast.  It hasn't been serviced in over 30 years.  92,102,77,0,C

Monday, August 10, 2020

Sunday, August 9, 2020

best not to be wicked...

Psalms 101:1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O Lord, will I sing. 2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. 3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. 4 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person. 5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer. 6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me. 7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight. 8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the Lord.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Pandemic Saturday

The really sad thing is...this appropriate mashup that first appeared on Twitter isn't nearly as embarrassing as the full interview.  "It is what it is" when speaking about the number of deaths from over 160,000 in the US.  This from a president that assured the country back in January, "It's one person coming in from China.  We have it under control.  It's going to be just fine,"...and has repeatedly downplayed the crisis and keeps doubling down on all his lies. 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Weekend project...

I am way behind on my recycling...

Thursday, August 6, 2020


New watch stem from Bulgaria is a perfect match - although it will have to get cut down to fit the case.  I broke the stem on this Russian watch when I first began working on it over 2 months ago.  Now waiting on 6 identical parts movements that I got for 24 bucks including shipping from the Ukraine.  Need to replace a lost clutch wheel on this movement.  Servicing (and getting parts for) old watches takes a lot of patience. 92,102,78,0,C

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Monday, August 3, 2020

mail order magic...

Five weeks later and I just received a watch stem from Bulgaria that I ordered from eBay (ten bucks including shipping) for one of my Russian watches.  Reminds me of the days when I was a kid and would mail in cereal box tops for a prize of some kind.  The delivery time was usually listed as 6-8 weeks.  88,95,78,0,B

Sunday, August 2, 2020

the work of thy hand...

Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. 5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved. 6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. 7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities. 8 But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Isaiah 64

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Pandemic Saturday

The numbers are still growing - but the good news is, Trump is finally going to take some definitive action in regard to the pandemic.  He wants to ban the social app Tik Tok.  That ought to save some American lives...