“Hi, I’m Dan Spitz. I’m a master watchmaker and I also co-founded the band Anthrax.” In 1995 Dan Spitz quit his thrash metal band Anthrax to find some quiet. A third-generation watchmaker, Spitz quit the band and learned the trade and now builds his own complicated pieces. “There’s no roadmap for those pieces,” he says….
Happy Father’s Day, and thanks for popping over and checking out the week’s Watch Video Rewind, our weekly feature where we bring to light watch related videos from the web that we think are interesting. Today, I have a bit of a hodgepodge of videos that I stumbled across this week.
Welcome back to our regular feature, the Watch Video Rewind. In this series, we bring to light videos we feel are interesting and worth sharing out with our readers. Baselworld concluded this week, so I thought I would compile a couple of videos to give those of us that can’t make the trip over a taste of what is on display.
The it in this case referring to after-sales service. Often times, when we’re looking to buy a watch, having it serviced is the furthest thing from our minds. Of course, if you’re buying a mechanical watch, service is inevitable – any machine with moving parts is going to need some TLC now and again.
Jeremiah Kipp directed this commercial for a small watch brand, John Isaac Geneve, featuring an angry girl who literally works out with her training all day (check out the montage – it’s morning and then it’s night) and then is proud that she has a man and is on track to being a real tiger…
How It’s Made: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Dial from HODINKEE on Vimeo. Our buddy at Hodinkee took some amazing video of the Audemars Piguet. Here you see how the Royal Oak face is made – using a powered pantograph that is one or two steps removed what Mssrs. A and P would have used…
Time Piece – Switzerland from HODINKEE on Vimeo. It’s not hard to make watchmaking look good but this film takes the cake. It’s by Kat Mansoor and features two master watchmakers, Vianney Halter and Philippe Dufour. via Hodinkee