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

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

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

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English


Episodes

What does Necessary and Optional mean on a Watch Repair Estimate?

11/7/2018
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What does necessary and optional work mean on a watch repair estimate? Short answer: necessary work are things that present itself as a functional issue. Optional work are generally things that present itself as an aesthetic issue. LINKS: P.S. Have you checked out my new Watchmaking course? Pre order The No BS Watchmaking Crash Course: https://nobswatchmaker.com/courses/watchmaking101 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLvRULrCMz2yD6ctFmXKPA Instagram:...

Duration:00:13:50

Watch Service Intervals 101

8/31/2018
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Let this be a quick definitive guide to service interval questions like: “how often should I service my watch?” and “when should I leave it?” “My watch is running fine, do I need to get it serviced?” I go over when you should, why you shouldn’t for more modern watches, why you should for vintage and in-house movements! You’ll love this episode guys. LINKS: P.S. Have you checked out my new Watchmaking course? The No BS Watchmaking Crash Course:...

Duration:00:17:53

How I Handle Fake Watches

8/15/2018
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Fake watches are getting better and better! A good deal of you guys have sent me messages about how I deal with fake watches, how I break it to the customer, and how brands are able to keep and destroy them! Those are al great questions and so I felt like it deserved an episode! LINKS: P.S. Have you checked out my new Watchmaking course? The No BS Watchmaking Crash Course: https://nobswatchmaker.com/courses/watchmaking101 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLvRULrCMz2yD6ctFmXKPA...

Duration:00:13:48

Swatch Group Quits Baselworld

7/29/2018
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For many of you that follow me, you know that I’m often vocal about the way today’s watch industry markets its products. Well, just about an hour ago, swatch group announced that they will not be participating in Baselworld next year. This means that a good section of the fair will now be empty (unless someone fills it up). CEO Nick Hayek even said that in today’s environment of fast pace and transparency, they don’t see it useful. It’s only a matter of time before some of the industry...

Duration:00:05:50

Realities of Self-taught Watchmaking

7/25/2018
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Ah the highly debated topic of learning watchmaking from school versus being self-taught. I dip my toes just a little bit into this subject today. I hope you like it! LINKS: P.S. Have you checked out my new Watchmaking course? The No BS Watchmaking Crash Course: https://nobswatchmaker.com/courses/watchmaking101 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLvRULrCMz2yD6ctFmXKPA Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nobswatchmaker Website:...

Duration:00:12:13

Drinking Coffee Before a Bench Test?

7/18/2018
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Should you or should you not drink coffee before a bench test? A lot of you watchmaking students are graduating right around now so I know how nerve wracking it can be. Listen, if coffee helps you then do it. If it makes your hands shake- DITCH IT! LINKS: Have you listened to my YouTube video on the Power of Investigation? You’ll love it! Check it out here: https://youtu.be/Evnq0mpj91s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLvRULrCMz2yD6ctFmXKPA Instagram:...

Duration:00:05:29

How to Identify a Stripped Crown/Crown Tube

7/16/2018
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How can you identify if a watch has a stripped crown/crown tube? Easy! Listen to today’s podcast as I go over how you can quickly and simply identify if a watch has a stripped crown/crown tube. I also go over the 2 common ways how something like that MIGHT occur. LINKS: Have you listened to my YouTube video on the Power of Investigation? You’ll love it! Check it out here: https://youtu.be/Evnq0mpj91s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLvRULrCMz2yD6ctFmXKPA Instagram:...

Duration:00:16:15

4 Things You Need To Know About Polishing Gold

6/19/2018
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Polishing is serious work. Polishing gold is a different story altogether. Not only do you have to polish lightly and slower but your machines RPM has to be set just right. Too fast of an RPM and it’ll eat through the gold so fast that you won’t have a chance to realize. Too slow and it doesn’t do the trick. Listen to today’s episode to find out the 4 things you need to pay attention to when polishing gold LINKS: If you haven’t checked out the YouTube channel, here’s the latest episode: Want...

Duration:00:16:13

OSUIT Watchmaking School Closing

6/14/2018
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Another watchmaking school bites the dust. The opportunity to become a watchmaker just got that much harder. It’s unfortunate that there are less and less schools that people can readily attend to become a watchmaker. Either us watchmakers double down and spread the art ourselves or the industry will be left with a bunch of sequential workers. "OSUIT is phasing out the Watchmaking & Microtechnology program within the School of Engineering Technologies. OSUIT will no longer be accepting...

Duration:00:08:31

Cracked/Shattered Crystals 101

6/6/2018
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I’ve been getting an alarming rate of cracked/shattered crystals in at the shop and decided to dedicate an episode to this. In this episode you’ll hear several key tips on what to expect, why, and what you can do to be preventative. If impact damage and cracked crystals is leaving you curled up in the bedside at night, you will want to listen to this episode LINKS: If you haven’t checked out the YouTube channel, here’s the latest episode: Want to see a YouTube Breakdown of a Rolex Datejust...

Duration:00:10:49

Want to Clean Your Watches At Home? MUST LISTEN!

6/5/2018
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Want to clean your watches at home? This is a MUST listen to episode. I go over the reasons why you would probably want the local AD/watchmaker to clean your watches compared to cleaning it at home. I also go over what to do if you absolutely need to clean your watches at home. Barring that nothing is wrong with the watch i.e. watch is still water resistant, you should be fine. Again, listen to the episode! It’s a must listen to if you ever thought about how to clean your bracelets at home....

Duration:00:11:40

How the Industry Hires Watchmakers

5/31/2018
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If you ever wondered how the industry hires watchmakers, you’re in for a treat. This episode is also for those of you who are watchmaking students and aspiring watchmakers. Hopefully this sheds some light on the industry’s hiring aspects. LINKS: If you haven’t checked out the YouTube channel, here’s the latest episode: Want to see a YouTube Breakdown of a Rolex Datejust with an Aftermarket Crystal? https://youtu.be/7XOyDdqw_lo Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker Facebook:...

Duration:00:15:12

How Watchmakers Diagnose Water Damaged Watches

5/24/2018
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The first thing we look at in a water damaged watch is if the water entered in from a local area or if the watch failed at the global level. Listen to today’s podcast to know the difference between micro/macro levels of water damage. How can us watchmakers identify water related issues as a user or watchmaker error? Find out in today’s episode! LINKS: If you haven’t checked out the YouTube channel, here’s the latest episode: Want to see a YouTube Breakdown of a Rolex Datejust with an...

Duration:00:06:04

Are you a Do-It-Yourself Watch person? MUST LISTEN!

5/23/2018
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Are you starting to work on your own watches? This episode is a MUST LISTEN. In today’s episode, I go over several disclaimers I have to people who like to work on their own watches. I also go over the bare basic necessities you’ll need to work on watches. I also get into my serious concerns for you guys. If you like watchmaking or you want to get into watchmaking, this episode is a MUST. LINKS: If you haven’t checked out the YouTube channel, here’s the latest episode: Want to see a YouTube...

Duration:00:15:43

Water/Moisture Damage is No Joke

5/21/2018
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Water damage can happen quickly. If there’s any sort of water damage in your watch, it’s important to get it to a watchmaker ASAP! And no, putting your watch in rice won’t help. Listen to today’s episode and find out why you should get a water damaged watch fixed sooner rather than later LINKS: If you haven’t checked out the YouTube channel, here’s the latest episode: Want to see a YouTube Breakdown of a Vintage Tudor Oyster Prince watch? https://youtu.be/RAUMJDEx_MU Instagram:...

Duration:00:07:28

Why You Should Get Your Watch Serviced Often

5/18/2018
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Are you neglecting your watch? How long has it been since you last serviced it? Today, I go over why you should probably get your watch serviced every now and then. If its a Vintage watch, you should DEFINITELY get it done. If you ever wondered whether or not you should get your watch serviced every so often, you’re in for a treat today! Also, Team Anchor has reached out to me and mentioned that they want to include the podcast in future ads they’ll be running. Completely stoked to be in the...

Duration:00:11:32

Fundamental Oiling Principles

5/18/2018
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This is an OLDIE! I has created this way back and even though i sound a bit boring and choppy, the advice still holds true! Argh- i sound terrible! Fundamentals in Watchmaking start with Oiling. In today’s episode, I go over some fundamental key principles that you’ll need as a watchmaker or aspiring watchmaker. I kept it short, simple, direct, and to the point.

Duration:00:11:38

What is Epilame in Watchmaking

5/18/2018
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I answer one common question from aspiring watchmakers and watchmaking students on “What is Epilame?” And what is it used for? I go over the basics and what it’s used for. How to store it. What to look out for. How much active ingredient is actually inside Epilame. The curing process. Etc. you’ll definitely enjoy this laid back presentation on Epilame! _________________________________________You can also check out more at: http://www.nobswatchmaker.com/ or visit the Instagram post with...

Duration:00:09:24

Marketing in 2018 for Watches

5/18/2018
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I go over the issues that the watch industry is dealing with in terms of marketing. Stop marketing to the new generation of digital. Focus and double down on your strengths. Stop story telling in 2018 the way you marketed in 2002. I go over some major major ideas that micro brands and major brands today can do to bring awareness and attract more people in 2018. Definitely don’t miss this episode if you’re a microbrand or you’re thinking of starting a watch company. ____________________ If...

Duration:00:19:09

Why You Shouldn’t Get Your Watch Polished

5/17/2018
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Is your watch scratched up? Here’s why you should and shouldn’t get your watch polished. The watch industry won’t tell you this but I will! I go over approximately how many times a watch (Rolex for example) should get refinished. Why you shouldn’t get it polished too much and what to expect when you do get your watch polished! Also, Team Anchor has reached out to me and mentioned that they want to include the podcast in future ads they’ll be running. Completely stoked to be in the running...

Duration:00:13:17