Bill Galinsky is nuts for cuckoo clocks
Bill Galinsky works on repairing a customer's German 1970 Hubert Herr cuckoo clock. Galinsky, a master cuckoo clock carver and maker, repairs about 200 cuckoo clocks each year. He estimates he makes another couple hundred clocks annually that he ...
December 26, 2014
How The Wall Came Tumbling Down: Made In Germany
The unnatural division of a people in my adopted home was at an end. In the video below you'll I entered the watch industry by way of a publishing house in 1991. Over this near Since Henlein's death in 1542, Germany has progressed quite a way ...
September 28, 2014
The time lords
The shop itself contains hundreds of clocks — wood ones, metal ones, car and cat-shaped ones, all ticking away, filling the crowded Edmonton shop with bings, bongs, and the chimes of Westminster every hour. “Never a dull moment in “You run across ...
August 23, 2014
The Best Players at the World Cup, in GIFs
Why: Balotelli is the perfect kind of "Italian soccer crazy" you want at World Cup time. One of the best goal scorers in the world, solid defender, beautiful ball carrier, unselfish teammate, and just plain cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs off the pitch. He's a ...
June 10, 2014
I am… Thirunavakarishu Pillai, watch repair man
I learnt how to repair quartz watches from him,” explains Kannan. That came in handy when Kannan But if the customer is willing to bear the cost, I can repair almost any clock or watch, including cuckoo clocks,” he says with pride. Although Kannan ...
December 4, 2013
Dr George Daniels: 'Watchmaking god's' collection auctioned
Watchmaker Roger Smith, who moved to the Isle of Man in 1988 to work with Dr Daniels, said: "It is the equivalent of one man designing and making every single component of the greatest car the world has ever seen in his garage at home, right down to ...
November 1, 2012
Time is running out for Canada's last watchmaking school
The last surviving watchmaking school in Canada is a cacophonous testament to the march of time. Cuckoo clocks trill. Grandfather clocks chime. Stout-faced wall clocks mark the passing seconds a tick at a time. It seems like a cruel irony, but this ...
November 2, 2012
I clearly remember watching the history-altering events on television that day on one of the three channels we had at the time in West Germany: it was footage of German people tearing the wall down on both sides with their hands. That and the sight of East Germans streaming into West Berlin made a lasting, emotional impact on me. Those images, coupled with overjoyed feelings of happiness and relief, are one of the strongest memories I have of that historic time. In the video below you’ll see reporting on the fateful events surrounding November 9, 1989 in German language, which includes East Germans going shopping in West Berlin using the Begrüssungsgeld (“greeting money”) of 100 German marks they received... Interestingly, at two minutes in someone buying a watch comes into view, though it is not possible to tell which watch it is. https://www. The rebirth of Glashütte’s horological industry is an unparalleled story, one coming with a great number of human-condition stories that will someday need lots of telling. This week, my colleagues and I will take the time to tell five such watch stories. Why this particular week and not in the week encompassing November 9. If you live outside Germany, you’re unlikely to know that October 3 is the official Reunification Day holiday in Germany.
Nyenhuis, 82, says he grew up in Holland next to a watchmakers shop. The mans work fascinated him, and hed often watch through the shop windows as the watchmaker laboured away at the intricate mechanisms of those amazing machines. He said yes, so the man sat him down in front of an old alarm clock. Unfortunately, he didnt know to release the tension from the clocks spring first. Long-time St. Albert residents, Nyenhuis and his wife Ronnie run the Golden Hour Clock Shop in west Edmonton. Nyenhuis is one of the few people in the Edmonton region who specializes in antique clock repair. I like to work on detailed work, he explains, and he enjoys the craftsmanship that you can only find in antique clocks. The shop itself contains hundreds of clocks wood ones, metal ones, car and cat-shaped ones, all ticking away, filling the crowded Edmonton shop with bings, bongs, and the chimes of Westminster every hour. Timekeepers Mark Stricklins clock repair shop is coincidentally just a few blocks away from Nyenhuiss. Known as The Clock Doctor, he answers the door of his home-based business decked out in white lab-coat and shorts. Inside, a treated patient a dollop-shaped dark brown mantel clock happily ticks away alongside other broken models awaiting repair. It and about a half-dozen other clocks sound a cacophony of chimes every hour.
The World Cup starts this week and there are more countries and players than you could conceivably shake a stick at. (Even experienced soccer fans have trouble keeping track of all the players, who scattered across as many leagues in as many... ) With that in mind, we have done intensive research into every country and that country's best player, so you can dazzle your friends with impressive knowledge when the one guy on Cameroon does something exciting. Here we go. . Cameroon Best player : Samuel Eto'o. Why : The Cameroon squad is, frankly, a mess, but if anyone does something dazzling during their three group stage games it will be Eto'o. At 33, the smart and agile striker will have to rely on wits and instinct over athleticism, but his legs still have enough juice for one great goal at some point before the team is eliminated. Mexico Why : The Australian team is full of young players and has no real hope of making it to the knockout round. Chile Why : Sánchez is one of the most athletic strikers in the world, a stop-and-start spark plug who can shake defenders off like it's nothing.
Swiss Cheese Holes UNCOVERED: Scientists Finally Know Reason Behind Swiss Cheese Holes!
Now, according to The Guardian, scientists from the country of cuckoo clocks have taken to investigate Swiss cheese's holes and why exactly ... by Star Chefs to achieve the most palatable dishes at home or in a restaurant. The said website revealed the ...
May 30, 2015
Red Card And A Penalty
Everyone who has ever had anything to do with football is currently in a Swiss jail awaiting a long stay at her majesty's pleasure, or whatever is the equivalent in the land of the cuckoo clock ... Britain has been the home of football since British ...
May 29, 2015
Sugarcreek: It’s a village on the move
The heritage of the village can be traced to German and Swiss settlers, hence the nickname “The Little Switzerland of Ohio.” Among the attractions which draw visitors to the village is a huge cuckoo clock featuring ... Yoder Amish Home, Alpine Hills ...
May 29, 2015
Dark Star’ gives a look into H.R. Giger’s fantastic but macabre world
The cuckoo clock.” But the alpine country also gave birth to the ... Bars, museum and whimsical house of horrors Swiss and foreign aficionados alike flock to the HR Giger Museum, which opened in 1998 at a chateau Giger acquired in the medieval walled ...
May 24, 2015