A 1940s Cornavin Geneve Watch
My Watch Collection

A 1940s Cornavin Geneve Watch

This is a 1939-1941 Cornavin Geneve, manual winding with an Arogno 152 movement, 17 rubis, purchased toward the end of 2016.

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A Guide To A Good Life

Things everyone should know about technology

The fourth video in a new series where I talk about the people, experiences and things that have helped me in life. Who knows, perhaps they’ll help you as well. This one lists the things we all need to know about the technology we use everyday (computers, tablets, phones, routers, backups), in order to use them efficiently, increase our productivity and avoid frustration and swindles. Enjoy!

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A Guide To A Good Life

My grandfather’s example

This is the second video in a new series where I talk about the people, experiences and things that have helped me in life. Who knows, perhaps they’ll help you as well. This time I’ll tell you the story of my grandfather, and how he inspired me to be better through his example. Enjoy!

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A Guide To A Good Life

The typing class

I started working on a new series of videos about the things and experiences that have helped me lead a better life. My hope is that some of the things that have worked for me will work for you as well.

In this first video, I talk about a typing class I took in high school, simply because I had an empty slot in my schedule. That little decision turned out to be a tremendous help to me in my career and in my work.

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A 1960s Guda-Matic Watch
My Watch Collection

A 1960s Guda-Matic Watch

This 1960s Guda-Matic watch with a distinctive dial design has a 30 jewel Omega 1481 automatic movement and a date function. The movement needed to be serviced, nothing too wrong with it, but the rotor wouldn’t charge the watch properly and it would stop while it was being worn. Now it seems to work okay.

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An early 1950s JW Benson Watch
My Watch Collection

A 1950s JW Benson Watch

This early 1950s J.W. Benson watch has a 16-jewel Smiths movement and a sub-second dial with Roman numerals. When I bought it, it was in pretty terrible shape, but with the help of my watchmaker, it now looks and works great.

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My Watch Collection

A Wyler Chronograph

This is a Wyler P.W. 1896 Swiss Geneve Automatic Etanche Chronograph 18K gold-plated with date, Ref. 04.93.1631. I bought it in the spring of 2017. When I got it, the mechanism was in bad shape, with the rotor rattling around in the watch case. After being serviced by an expert watchmaker, it works like a charm!

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How to choose a camera that’s right for you

In this video, I’m going to walk you through a process that will help you choose the right camera for your needs; it’s the same process I use myself as I choose new photo and video gear. Here are the decision-making steps I talk about in the video:

  1. Love what you already have
  2. Learn to use your equipment properly
  3. Don’t stress out about resolution (megapixels)
  4. Don’t get on a tech merry-go-round
  5. You don’t need UHD (4k video) just yet
  6. Be wary of “filler resolution”
  7. Separate the “nice to have” from the “must have”
  8. Get separate photo and video gear in order to obtain the best quality images and video

I hope this helps you!

Released 17-02-2018

It may seem like what I say in this video about camera resolution and about separating the equipment you purchase for photograph and video is contradicting what I say in this post, or in this post, but it isn’t that. I’ve done a lot of research and I’ve given this topic a lot of thought, and I’ve simply become more nuanced in my understanding of many aspects of digital cameras; when I sat down and thought about what kind of advice I wanted to give in this video, the statements I made above rang truest.

Thanks for watching!

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