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  • Writer's pictureMarc Jenni

Polyvalent craftsmen

Updated: Feb 8

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Date: December 17, 1993

Watchmakers are polyvalent craftsmen and love new challenges! Nothing better than applying the newly acquired skills on something completely out of the watchmaking context...!

I needed to repair a vintage sewing machine! More precisely, replacing a missing walking foot. Luckily the owner had a second machine on hand so I was able to copy the missing part respecting the original lines and shapes.

«A walking foot is a mechanism for feeding the workpiece through a sewing machine as it is being stitched.» Source: Wikipedia

On the left side of the picture you can see the original piece from the 2nd machine and on the right side the tailor made adaptation of the missing foot and spring.

«Mastering the basic skills enables you to apply the knowledge in other fields of applications and is a perfect leverage of ones competences.»


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