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Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wars?

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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post18 Dec 2018, 23:35

So, who was the famous Pierre Jaquet Droz (1721–1790)???
Basically he is the father of the first amazingly complicate AUTOMATA/AUTOMATON mechanisms in history:
"Constructed between 1768 and 1774 by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, his son Henri-Louis (1752-1791), and Jean-Frédéric Leschot (1746-1824), the automata include The Writer (made of 6000 pieces), The Musician (2500 pieces), and The Draughtsman (2000 pieces).
His astonishing mechanisms fascinated the kings and emperors of Europe, China, India, and Japan.
Some consider these devices to be the oldest examples of the computer. The Writer, a mechanical boy who writes with a quill pen upon paper with real ink, has an input device to set tabs, defining individual letters written by the boy, that form a programmable memory. It has 40 cams that represent the read-only programme.

The work of Pierre Jaquet-Droz predates that of Charles Babbage by decades. "
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Jaquet-Droz

Automata by Jaquet-Droz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0RnT4JBuEI

And the first mechanical computer :grin1: - Pierre Jaquet Droz the WRITER:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY_wfKVjuJM
Every watch should have its own story...consequently, a watch collector has to be a good storyteller :)
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post05 Jan 2019, 23:54

I have discovered that I cannot really delete a previous post of mine :(. This is not OK for me.
I will post it later, when my very rare item will arrive :)
Every watch should have its own story...consequently, a watch collector has to be a good storyteller :)
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