Friday, April 27, 2012

I am not a clockmender

My brother asked me to fix his watch.

It had stopped; it being a simple quartz, I thought most likely the battery was dead. So I popped it open and put in a new battery.

Even a quartz can look pretty cool inside.

That got it running again, but there's another problem: the minute hand is very loose; it just flops around, not bothering with keeping track of the minutes. And this brought home to me, as much as I like clocks and watches and like taking them apart, I don't really know much about how they work. Something I must learn! Ah if I only have the time... in the meantime my brother just looks at his cell phone. Alas...

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