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Perpetually Curious
Hot Glue Gun for Steel
Feb 12 • 53 min
Jon’s got a movie credit, Chris is moving clutter, and Omega’s cluttering up the SIHH signal. Design Canada The documentary Design Canada is now out Off Hours Episode 20 We first talked about Design Canada back in Episode 20 Off Hours Episode 21…
SIHH 2019
Jan 29 • 70 min
Chris and Jon discuss a resurrected watch caliber, the watches of SIHH, and a secret way to displace metal. Omega 321 Omega announced they would be putting their chronograph caliber 321 back into production days before the start of SIHH 2019 Omega 861 /…
My Chaos is Self-imposed
Jan 15
Chris and Jon look back on 2018 and set course for the year ahead. Off Hours Episode 23 The Perfectionists Joseph Whitworth British Standard Whitworth Hexagonal Cannon Smarter Every Day on How to Measure to a millionth of an Inch U.S. Space & Rocket…
No Tree is the Same
Jan 1
Jon‘s brother Josh joins us to discuss his career as a fine wood worker. Robb Report Ultimate Home 2016 Josh worked on a number of the interior architectural components in the house that won Robb Report’s Ultimate Home of 2016 Star Caliber 2000 The watch…
A Puddle in Your Pocket
Dec 18, 2018
Jon and Chris follow a thread that weaves horology, magic, and movies together. Rexhep’s Chronomètre Contemporain Episode 14 Jon & Chris first discussed Rexhep Rexhepi’s Chronomètre Contemporain in Episode 14 of Off Hours Voutilainen Observatoire The…
Inherently Honest
Dec 4, 2018
Chris and Jon talk about the late Ricky Jay, sleight of hand, and graveyards full of secrets. Ricky Jay Obituary Deadwood Ricky Jay played the character, Eddie Sawyer, in the first season of HBO’s Deadwood Ricky Jay on IMDB Cards as Weapons A book by…
Hazy Blue Halo
Nov 20, 2018
Le Grande K is out of a job. Chris has lathe problems, Jon has lens problems, and the iPad Pro still has a pro app problem. This episode of Off Hours was made possible in partthanks to the Santa Fe Symposium Learn more at www.santafesymposium.org CanUX A…
Industrial Vending Machine
Nov 6, 2018
While Chris was away traveling the world, Jon got a tour behind the scenes at Veritas, a tool making company based in Canada’s Capital. From the first all metal lathe ever made to building CNC machines at home, this episode is all about tools. This…
Travel with Your Pens Full
Oct 23, 2018
Backpacks—an unsolvable problem. Chris has an unexpected run-in with some surrealist art, followed by a discussion of dealing with the realities of travel. Masters of Contemporary Watchmaking An additional book highlighting the work of independent…
Smoking Bellows
Oct 9, 2018
Chris has just returned from a conference on ornamental turning. He and Jon discuss the difference between ornamental turning and engine turning, along with some of the other things Chris got up to while out on the West Coast. OTI Symposium Chris just got…