There’s a game called Scattegories that some of you may have played before. Each round, someone rolls a 26-sided die. The roll determines what letter is chosen, and then each person gets a few minutes to answer as many questions … Continue reading Sometimes I’m not as good at things as I think I’m going to be
Tap tap tap. Tap tap tap. It feels like eons ago that I was researching the differences between two seemingly identical miniature clock movements, Minxie and Narco, both from West Germany. There’s still a bit of mystery surrounding those two … Continue reading If it ain’t broke, don’t break it: Calamity falls upon Minxie
For weeks I’ve been tracing this Ansonia clock over message boards and under private collections, through hoops of silver, brass, pewter, gold, and steel. I’m happy to report that I caught that wascally wabbit and will soon be cooking him … Continue reading Knight in Kind-of Shining, Possibly Gilt, Armor
I think we’re long overdue for a successful clock-fixing blog post so I’m here to deliver. Well at least, I started the delivery truck and I’m backing out of the driveway. I have “SUCCESS” plugged into my GPS. It says … Continue reading I’m fixing this gosh-darn clock whether you like it or not
There were once two wise men. The first man believed he could fly, and demonstrated. The second man said, “That’s not flying, that’s falling with style!” And such is life. Since my filing down of the spring shaft on the … Continue reading Flying
Join me in the fight against internet cheats! Continue reading Swindled! Hoaxed! Bamboozled!
An update on three of our favorite recurring characters. Continue reading Ansonia, Narco, and Lux Updates
Mass-produced under Chairman Mao, this could be the coolest ugly clock you’ve ever seen. Continue reading 555 Shanghai Clock Co