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The No BS Watchmaking Show

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Straight-shooting, short, and fun insider info on watches, watchmaking, and the watch industry. Visit @nobswatchmaker on Instagram and Facebook

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Straight-shooting, short, and fun insider info on watches, watchmaking, and the watch industry. Visit @nobswatchmaker on Instagram and Facebook

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iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
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The No BS Watchmaking Show

Updated 4 days ago

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Straight-shooting, short, and fun insider info on watches, watchmaking, and the watch industry. Visit @nobswatchmaker on Instagram and Facebook

Rank #1: Interview with Henry Ly from Watchmaking Project NYC

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Today we talk about a bunch of stuff and answer questions live from the Instagram audience. I had a shit ton of fun recording this and I think you guys will enjoy the honest and straight shooting answers that Henry provided.

Mar 18 2018

54mins

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Rank #2: How to Get into Watchmaking

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Today I’m answering questions from you guys! Jane had a question about how to get into watchmaking. I go into the two different ways to get into watchmaking. Traditional schooling (WOSTEP, SAWTA, AWCI) and apprenticeships where you seek out another watchmaker! I go into the pros and cons of both. ————————Show notes: Visit: https://nobswatchmaker.com/blog/how-to-get-into-watchmaking —————Opening • Two ways to get into Watchmaking • Relocating and What’s the most preferred degree from college • Expenses • Pros cons of schooling and apprenticeship • Closing statements

Jan 06 2018

20mins

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Rank #3: Which Watch Brand is Best?

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Such a common question I get by customers. As a watchmaker, my answer is simple. You’ll definitely love today’s podcast episode. It’s important to align yourself with whichever brand suits your closest narrative.

If you liked what you listened to, you’ll definitely LOVE the book: 100+ No BS Watch Tips for Watch Enthusiasts and Salespeople: http://www.nobswatchmaker.com/book-lp

You can also check out more at: http://www.nobswatchmaker.com/ or my Instagram at: http://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker

SHOW NOTES:

Opening • What Watch is best for me? • Scenarios • How brand alignment affects buying • Closing

Jan 24 2018

15mins

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Rank #4: Fundamental Oiling Principles

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Fundamentals in Watchmaking start with Oiling. In today’s episode, I go over some fundamental key principles that you’ll need as a watchmaker or aspiring watchmaker. I kept it short, simple, direct, and to the point. Visit: https://nobswatchmaker.com/blog/art-of-oiling-in-watchmaking Art of Oiling is Nothing Short of Perfect • Going over the oiling Principles • No steadfast Rule • 1. Oil inside the Jewel • 2. Keep oil containers clean • 3. Keep lids closed • 4. Swab oil on the edge of the cup • 5. Consistent Renewal of Oils • 6. Use Solvent H • 7. Check Expiration Date • 8. Your oiler should not be a crutch • 9. Use a Technical Guide • 10. Use your Best Judgement • 11. Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast • 12. Dont depend on Rodico • Closing

Jan 04 2018

13mins

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Rank #5: 4 Things You Need To Know About Polishing Gold

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Polishing is serious work. Polishing gold is a different story altogether. Not only do you have to polish lightly and slower but your machines RPM has to be set just right. Too fast of an RPM and it’ll eat through the gold so fast that you won’t have a chance to realize. Too slow and it doesn’t do the trick.
Listen to today’s episode to find out the 4 things you need to pay attention to when polishing gold

LINKS:
If you haven’t checked out the YouTube channel, here’s the latest episode:

Want to see a YouTube Breakdown of a Rolex Datejust with an Aftermarket Crystal?
https://youtu.be/7XOyDdqw_lo

Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nobswatchmaker
Website: www.nobswatchmaker.com

Jun 19 2018

16mins

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Rank #6: Realities of Self-taught Watchmaking

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Ah the highly debated topic of learning watchmaking from school versus being self-taught. I dip my toes just a little bit into this subject today. I hope you like it!

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Have you checked out my new Watchmaking course? The No BS Watchmaking Crash Course: https://nobswatchmaker.com/courses/watchmaking101
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLvRULrCMz2yD6ctFmXKPA
Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nobswatchmaker
Website: www.nobswatchmaker.com

Jul 25 2018

12mins

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Rank #7: Marketing in 2018 for Watches

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I go over the issues that the watch industry is dealing with in terms of marketing. Stop marketing to the new generation of digital. Focus and double down on your strengths. Stop story telling in 2018 the way you marketed in 2002. I go over some major major ideas that micro brands and major brands today can do to bring awareness and attract more people in 2018. Definitely don’t miss this episode if you’re a microbrand or you’re thinking of starting a watch company.

If you liked what you listened to, you’ll definitely LOVE the book: 100+ No BS Watch Tips for Watch Enthusiasts and Salespeople: http://www.nobswatchmaker.com/book-lp

You can also check out more at: http://www.nobswatchmaker.com/ or my Instagram at: http://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker

SHOW NOTES:

Opening • Leave Smart Watches Alone • Stop Story-telling in a 2002 enviornment • Marketing in 2018 • Double down on Unfiltered

May 18 2018

19mins

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Rank #8: Want to Clean Your Watches At Home? MUST LISTEN!

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Want to clean your watches at home? This is a MUST listen to episode. I go over the reasons why you would probably want the local AD/watchmaker to clean your watches compared to cleaning it at home. I also go over what to do if you absolutely need to clean your watches at home. Barring that nothing is wrong with the watch i.e. watch is still water resistant, you should be fine. Again, listen to the episode! It’s a must listen to if you ever thought about how to clean your bracelets at home.

LINKS:
If you haven’t checked out the YouTube channel, here’s the latest episode:

Want to see a YouTube Breakdown of a Rolex Datejust with an Aftermarket Crystal?
https://youtu.be/7XOyDdqw_lo

Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nobswatchmaker
Website: www.nobswatchmaker.com

Jun 05 2018

11mins

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Rank #9: What is Epilame in Watchmaking

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I answer one common question from aspiring watchmakers and watchmaking students on “What is Epilame?” And what is it used for? I go over the basics and what it’s used for. How to store it. What to look out for. How much active ingredient is actually inside Epilame. The curing process. Etc. you’ll definitely enjoy this laid back presentation on Epilame! _______You can also check out more at: http://www.nobswatchmaker.com/ or visit the Instagram post with picture on Epilame at: https://instagram.com/p/BdupmSfDeJh/ ________Opening • Definition of Epilame • Processes of Epilame • Active ingredient • Strong Epilame and What to Look For • Closing

May 18 2018

9mins

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Rank #10: Fundamental Oiling Principles

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This is an OLDIE! I has created this way back and even though i sound a bit boring and choppy, the advice still holds true! Argh- i sound terrible! Fundamentals in Watchmaking start with Oiling. In today’s episode, I go over some fundamental key principles that you’ll need as a watchmaker or aspiring watchmaker. I kept it short, simple, direct, and to the point.

May 18 2018

11mins

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Rank #11: Watch Service Intervals 101

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Let this be a quick definitive guide to service interval questions like: “how often should I service my watch?” and “when should I leave it?” “My watch is running fine, do I need to get it serviced?”

I go over when you should, why you shouldn’t for more modern watches, why you should for vintage and in-house movements! You’ll love this episode guys.
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Have you checked out my new Watchmaking course? The No BS Watchmaking Crash Course: https://nobswatchmaker.com/courses/watchmaking101
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLvRULrCMz2yD6ctFmXKPA
Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nobswatchmaker
Website: www.nobswatchmaker.com

Aug 31 2018

18mins

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Rank #12: Do You need a Watch Winder?

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One of the questions I get asked a lot is “Do I Need a Watch Winder?” and I also address the myth of having to keep your watch “active”. If you’ve been curious about whether or not you should put your watch on a watch Winder, you’ll love this episode.

LINKS:

Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nobswatchmaker
Website: www.nobswatchmaker.com

SHOWNOTES:
Opening • Do I need to wind my watch if I’m not wearing it? Do I need a watch winder? • Rebuttals

Feb 14 2018

9mins

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Rank #13: What Waterproof Really Means

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A customer came in with her Rolex watch with water inside! I explain what waterproof really means and why Rolex is one of the only companies that are allowed to use waterproof. I go over why services are recommended in intervals to avoid any issues with water resistance! Visit: https://instagram.com/p/BdkV7qMjzV8/ to see the watch in question! Waterproof & What It Really Means • Closing statements

Jan 05 2018

7mins

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Rank #14: When You Shouldn’t Let an Independent Watchmaker Service Your Watch

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When shouldn’t you let a independent watchmaker service your watch? If your profession, career, or life depends on it. I use the Rolex Deepsea and Seadweller as an example. Most watchmakers don’t have the finance to buy the machines that can test the proper depthing of these specific diving Watches.

Find out more about today’s podcast by listening to it to the end!
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Have you checked out my new Watchmaking course? Pre order The No BS Watchmaking Crash Course: https://nobswatchmaker.com/courses/watchmaking101
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLvRULrCMz2yD6ctFmXKPA
Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nobswatchmaker
Website: www.nobswatchmaker.com

Nov 29 2018

12mins

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Rank #15: How Watchmakers Diagnose Water Damaged Watches

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The first thing we look at in a water damaged watch is if the water entered in from a local area or if the watch failed at the global level. Listen to today’s podcast to know the difference between micro/macro levels of water damage. How can us watchmakers identify water related issues as a user or watchmaker error? Find out in today’s episode!

LINKS:
If you haven’t checked out the YouTube channel, here’s the latest episode:

Want to see a YouTube Breakdown of a Rolex Datejust with an Aftermarket Crystal?
https://youtu.be/7XOyDdqw_lo

Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nobswatchmaker
Website: www.nobswatchmaker.com

May 24 2018

6mins

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Rank #16: You Need to Educate Yourself!

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Today I go over two common issues that have always been a pet peeve! We’re living in 2018 people. We shouldn’t have these issues at all! It all starts with the Salespeople. But as a Customer, you should have no one else to blame but yourself. Keep yourself educated and knowledgeable. You guys will love this episode.

If you liked what you listened to, you’ll definitely LOVE the book: 100+ No BS Watch Tips for Watch Enthusiasts and Salespeople: http://www.nobswatchmaker.com/book-lp

You can also check out more at: http://www.nobswatchmaker.com/ or my Instagram at: http://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker

SHOW NOTES:

Opening • Common Issues start with Salespeople • Automatic Watches are not “Self-Winding” • Disclaimer on seeking information • Closing

Jan 11 2018

11mins

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Rank #17: Swatch Group Quits Baselworld

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For many of you that follow me, you know that I’m often vocal about the way today’s watch industry markets its products. Well, just about an hour ago, swatch group announced that they will not be participating in Baselworld next year. This means that a good section of the fair will now be empty (unless someone fills it up). CEO Nick Hayek even said that in today’s environment of fast pace and transparency, they don’t see it useful. It’s only a matter of time before some of the industry giants really dive deep into social media and embraces the new form of marketing and brand awareness. Baselworld is overpriced anyway. ❗️What’re your thoughts on this?!

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Have you checked out my new Watchmaking course? The No BS Watchmaking Crash Course: https://nobswatchmaker.com/courses/watchmaking101
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLvRULrCMz2yD6ctFmXKPA
Instagram: https://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nobswatchmaker
Website: www.nobswatchmak

Jul 29 2018

6mins

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Rank #18: Increase Efficiency with 80/20

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Fellow independent watchmakers ask me a lot this question “How Can I Make More Money as a Watchmaker?” I can’t nitpick certain things that you guys do but I can definitely offer some principles that have helped me. First one being the 80/20 principle. Pareto’s Law. When in doubt, ask yourself these two questions: “What 20% of the work is yielding me 80% of the results?” And “If I only had a couple hours to work on my craft each week, what would I work on to bring in the most amount of results?” I fundamentally feel that if you get to the bare bones of these two questions, you’ll figure out the solution to your money problem. _______ Visit: http://www.nobswatchmaker.com for more info. And as always, please rate and subscribe!

Jan 08 2018

19mins

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Rank #19: Watch Estimates 101

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I’m getting real customer centric today. Watch estimates are one of the biggest things I get questions about. If you ever wondered what any of the jargon on a watch estimate meant, wonder no more. I decided to go over what all of that shit means. I’m sure you’ll love this fire episode.

SHOW NOTES:
https://nobswatchmaker.com/blog/how-to-read-a-watch-estimate-understand-what-it-means

Opening • It’s confusing • Job number • Job, reference, and serial number • Movement number • Mandatory service • Options, Customer requests • Why did I receive an estimate • My watch is fine- there’s no dings or dents! • Why we don’t just regulate • How long does a complete service take • Why watches cost so much for service • Closing

Jan 27 2018

43mins

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Rank #20: Robin Hood of Watchmaking

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I get hate messages all the time. Guess from who the most? Watchmakers. I go over why I receive some of the hate that I get and explain the industry in a little bit more light

Check out the Instagram post: https://instagram.com/p/BekwRePjF_I/

If you liked what you listened to, you’ll definitely LOVE the book: 100+ No BS Watch Tips for Watch Enthusiasts and Salespeople: http://www.nobswatchmaker.com/book-lp

You can also check out more at: http://www.nobswatchmaker.com/ or my Instagram at: http://instagram.com/nobswatchmaker

SHOW NOTES:

Opening • Secret industry • The Meat • Closing

Jan 30 2018

10mins

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