Short Film: Watchmaker Breaks Down Swiss vs Japanese Made Watches

Watchmaker Breaks Down Swiss vs Japanese Made Watches

This short film by the team at Wired gives a remarkably detailed look at the disassembly process of two automatic mechanical watches, one by a Japanese manufacturer and one by a Swiss manufacturer. The film is hosted by appropriately named professional watchmaker Ryan Jewell, he does an excellent job of explaining how the watches work,…

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Continental R-670 7-Cylinder Radial Engine

Continental R-670 Radial Engine

The Continental R-670 is a 7-cylinder, air-cooled radial engine that was used in planes, blimps, tanks, landing craft, and armoured vehicles – mostly during the Second World War. The most famous aircraft fitted with the R-670 was the Boeing-Stearman Model 75, a single-engine biplane that made use of a large centrally-mounted engine – over 10,000…

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1954 Kurtis 500KK SR-100 – A Rare American Road-Legal Racer

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The Kurtis 500KK was a road-going sports car developed by Frank Kurtis using much the same architecture under its bodywork as his Indianapolis 500 winning race cars. Kurtis was a tour-de-force in the American racing scene in the mid-20th century, he also developed the Kurtis-Omohundro in 1947 – considered by some to be the first…

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The Automotive Art of Revolicius

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Revolicius is a new automotive art company established by Stamatis Tsirdimos and operating out of Marathon in Greece. As with many of us Stamatis first became enamoured with motor racing and Formula 1 as a child, watching the icons of the age battling it out around Monza, Silverstone, Monaco, and the Nurburgring. This series of…

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The Glasspar G2 – The First Fibreglass-Bodied Production Car

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The Glasspar G2 is considered by many automotive historians to be the first production car with a fibreglass body, it was a major contributing factor behind the surge in popularity of fibreglass-bodied vehicles in the United States in the 1950s and beyond – resulting in iconic cars like the Chevrolet Corvette, the Meyers Manx, and the…

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Roland Sands Mojave Boots – Daily Wearable Motorcycle Boots

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The Roland Sands Mojave Boots have become best sellers since they were introduced a few years ago, they were developed from a blank slate to offer two primary functions – genuine daily wearable comfort, and all of the safety features you’d expect from a motorcycle boot. The team at Roland Sands Design started out with…

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1990 Riva Ferrari 32 – A Ferrari Testarossa For The Sea

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The Riva Ferrari 32 was jointly developed by the two Italian companies in the late 1980s as a water-borne equivalent to the Ferrari Testarossa. The boat has the famous side strakes of the iconic ’80s supercar as well as a similar tail end, prominent Ferrari badging, and the bright red Rosso Corsa paintwork we all…

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