Some years ago I decided that I was earning enough money to buy myself a nice watch. This of course lead to several the nicest of which was a JLC sun/moon reverso with a display back in rose gold (since sold in support of photo gear). Two year ago I decided it was time to open up a watch or two and see if I could get them working and back together. Well, my eyes aren't what they used to be following a stroke in April 2021 that took out a large chunk of the retina in my left eye and I kept losing parts that I'd drop or that would shoot off into space. One thing that I enjoyed was the macro photography that accompanied that watch repair. Here's a shot of two hairsprings from identical 100 year old pocket watches. One of them works and the other doesn't. I leave it to you to decide which is which :) good and bad - small.jpg