Simply incredible talk. Having spoken with Stephen before, it is truly awe-inspiring seeing him share his work with such transparency and passion, with a wonderful knack of articulating the technical bits so clearly. Regards, skyeriding

Nov 20, 2023,10:40 AM

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Video: Stephen McDonnell, Watchmaker and Designer

 By: enjoythemusic : November 19th, 2023-21:36
The Trials And Tribulations Of Watch Innovation With Stephen McDonnell Incredible stuff, for watch lovers and math / geometry / watchmaker geeks too (. ❛ ᴗ ❛.)

This session provided me a perspective that was sadly missing.

 By: ArmisT : November 20th, 2023-01:59
In addition to the technical aspects of watchmaking, the inherent passion and connection a watchmaker can have with their creation really came through.

Agreed Skyeriding and ArmisT, his seminar was VERY passionate. This is something that seems to have been lacking during the recent bubble.

 By: enjoythemusic : November 20th, 2023-13:24
Due to free currency for all, this recent bubble did help the overall industry, yet also had undesirable 'side effects'. Let's hope those who are truly passionate continue their journey with us BTW: In many ways see parts of myself in Stephen. Especially ... 

I particularly respected his appreciation for mathematics, which for me is one way to articulate the beauty of things.

 By: ArmisT : November 20th, 2023-17:24
Honestly, I was surprised when Dufour was telling his early history and how he didn’t like/wasn’t good at maths. I had assumed a deep appreciation of maths (and to an extent physics) and skill was a common feature of watchmakers. But that’s probably a bia... 

Great post, and if I many humbly say....

 By: enjoythemusic : November 20th, 2023-17:46
...imho those of us deeply passionate about horology all seem to be far more alike in appreciating both the high-level technical and the art / craft... to a degree that borders on (or is) obsessive. Funny thing is, we're not sailing in wooden ships to dis...