In recent years there has been a push in the USA for the comeback of goods made in the United States. This has inspired artisans of all trades, including watchmakers, to seek the limelight by labeling their creations with the proud “Made in America” predicate. But what does this label really mean?
About Derek Weinberg
Derek Weinberg is a trained watchmaker with a focus on the restoration, repair, and servicing of antique mechanical timepieces. He is visibly passionate about the mechanical watch, especially early American pocket watches.
The Seiko Credor GXBE998 pocket watch’s “secret” is an engraving that celebrates life. The brand’s artists honor Credor’s 45th anniversary with something truly unique: a three-dimensional hand-engraving of the tree of life, which is a significant concept in both the Shinto and Buddhist religions.
Derek Weinberg is of the opinion that the pocket watch has always been a timepiece of great elegance, capturing attention and becoming a great subject of discussion and intrigue. What is the current state of this timepiece style, though? Find out right here.
Uneven power delivery is a dilemma that watchmakers have always faced, causing a continual challenge to find the perfect micro-mechanical solution. One of the solutions in the search for constant force in the seventeenth century was the chain and fusée. But what’s it doing in some modern watches?
In the society we live in, a society of technology-driven mass production and digital revolution, Derek Weinberg reflects on how a mechanical timepiece has evolved from a functional object serving as a faithful companion in a busy life to a collectible object satisfying its owner from behind a pane of glass.