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Octogenarian horologist retains passion for time

23 December, 2013.  As reported by The Hindu (India), at 81, M.S. Chandrashekar Iyer keeps a tradition ticking in India continuing his family’s 125 years in horology.

This is a great article and a wonderful motivator to see how passion for this craft can carry on for multiple generations.

He compares the art of repairing a watch to the process of threading a needle, using the analogy to emphasize the need for patience and concentration to excel in this profession. “My grandfather became an expert in this field through trial and error. I learned the skills through observation and constant effort.”

Octogenarian horologist retains passion for time, The Hindu, December 23, 2013

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2 Responses to Octogenarian horologist retains passion for time

  1. Dale Kiesewetter January 18, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    Very interesting. I had a collaborator with the same family name (Iyer). I wonder how common the family name is in India.

    • G.Palos January 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm #

      Yes…I found this pretty article to be really neat…and to say the least, motivating. I’m not at all sure how common the name is…I made an effort to find Mr Iyer through a web search, but fell short.