Friday 13 May 2022

An intelligent mechanic (1941)

 Before today, I had never read this quote of George Orwell's from The Lion and the Unicorn

Right through our national life we have got to fight against the notion that a half-witted public schoolboy is better for command than an intelligent mechanic.

As the son of an intelligent mechanic, I found this a wonderful thought.

Thursday 5 May 2022

How a watch mechanism works (2022)


HERE is a superb website that explains very simply and clearly all of the key parts of a mechanical watch movement.