Heavy Metal Watchmaking

Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 02012 by Austin Brown
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Hodinkee, an online magazine about wristwatches, has an interview with original Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz. Why? Because he’s also a master watchmaker who studies and works with the best in the world.

As it turns out, he’s a big fan of timepieces that are built to last:

My favorite stuff to work on is older watches because of how they are made. These watches were way overbuilt so that they would never come back for repair. Just look at the mainplates… They were built at a time before computers were checking everything. If you’ve been working on modern stuff all day, there’s nothing like getting a vintage watch to work on, and when you open it up, you say “Ahhhh, look at that, this rocks!” Like an old muscle car, it’s so basic, so perfect, so overbuilt. It just rocks.


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