Shane Ede

In the autumn of 2008 I bought an old pocket watch through an auction site. The seller stated the watch had been professionally serviced and was in good running order. When I received it, the watch was hard to wind and did not keep time. I took it to a large watch service center, and was told that the balance wheel needed fixing, for a hefty sum of money.

Searching for local watchmaker through Internet watch forums, I found Shane’s name as highly recommended by knowledgeable members. So I made an appointment and dropped off the pocket watch at his home studio. It turned out there was nothing wrong with the balance wheel, the watch was just dirty and needed cleaning.

Shortly thereafter I brought another pocket watch to him for service, but this time I stood there and watched as he worked on it. At one point I asked if he would teach me his watchmaking skill, and so for the next 3 years, I would go to his shop every weekend, and there began our friendship. The tools in the photo above belong to Shane, and he made the holders himself. If you ever go to his studio, you should checkout these work of artwork, as they reflect his dedication to his work.

During these 3 years we discussed everything relating to watches and more, I'll try to jot down some interesting facts in these pages before I forget them all.

Shane Ede