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George Daniels and the art, science, engineering geometry, physics, metallurgy of watchmaking.   On the morning of Thursday 6 July Sotheby’s London will auction a George Daniels pocket watch.  Made …

Writing About Paul Newman’s Paul Newman This is a story about a legendary actor, fast cars, a boy with a camera, a coincidence, a tree house, a decade-long friendship and …

Restoring Harrison’s Timekeepers An unscientific – to the point of being casual – survey of watchmakers over the years has reveal that John Harrison is the most highly regarded watchmaker …

The Oltr’Arno – The Left Bank of Florence   I wrote this article about the Oltr’Arno, the artisan’s quarter of Florence, for the Wall Street Journal in May of 2003.  …

Harlem Flop House – The things you can learn from a French woman!   Three years ago actor, dancer, playwright and theatre director René Calvo spent the day preparing his …

George Daniels a master watchmaker   Write a book about someone and you never stop thinking about your subject. That is what happened to me after completing ‘George Daniels: A …

Buying a watch at auction   This is the first article about watches I ever wrote for the Wall Street Journal. It appeared in January 2003. The topic is buying …

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