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The watchmaker

May 8, 2013

If you came across a pocket watch in the middle of a field, would it make you think of the watchmaker?

I love the precise work of the watchmaker in this little shop in the old town of Sarajevo. He has some lovely old watch faces, little gold ones, that I am daydreaming of wearing… He takes old watches and fixes them up, recovering their true value. (They don’t make watches like that anymore!) Kind of like a metaphor for something.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 8, 2013 5:45 pm

    What gorgeous watches. That watchmaker looks so precious!

  2. May 8, 2013 9:14 pm

    Yes, it would! I love how you can see how much care the watchmaker is putting into his work. You capture this so beautifully in these photos.

    Maybe we need a post… how to put on a watch? I haven’t worn one since college!

    • May 9, 2013 8:32 am

      hehe! i haven’t worn one in ages either, although going to the watchmaker made me want to start again…

  3. Julie permalink
    May 8, 2013 9:43 pm

    Reminds me of that brian selznick book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret (which was made into the movie “Hugo”)… have you read or seen?

  4. May 9, 2013 12:58 pm

    Saraj´vo!

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