Look over the watchmakers' shoulders

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Re: Look over the watchmakers' shoulders

Postby Mr. Fantastic » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:53 am

Johann Shmidt wrote:Most of the parts they manufactured that we heat treated were for aircraft. They could have heat treated them themselves but a lot of buyers require certification for everything and most machine shops don't have a licensed metal metallurgist to do that. Plus most vendors like to spread the liability around when they manufacture parts so they can spread the blame around when something goes wrong.

Oh God. I'm too familiar with the pass the blame game.
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Re: Look over the watchmakers' shoulders

Postby Funkmonkey » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:40 pm

Johann Shmidt wrote:I used to pick up stuff from an old Swiss dude who made small run precision parts not far from where I live now when I was working for a heat treating company. He also made one of a kind replacement parts to repair high dollar antique watches too. He had a handle bar mustache and really thick glasses. His name was Zeigfried. They called him Ziggy. Looked and talked just like an actor would playing the part of an old Swiss watchmaker. Drove a Jaguar.

Didn't he used to have a Vegas show with a partner and a tiger?
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