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Hi, I’m Darak from the Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA

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Dear all,


I’m Darak Chen from Seattle, WA, you can call me Darak(same pronounce as Derek), very happy to find this professional community, before I found here, I always posted some deep questions on Facebook, like ”Why my timegrapher measurements have big divisions?”, show the measurements data but nobody had replied to me, for sure I repost the same question here, if you know why, please reply, thanks.


I’m an electronic engineer, work at a tech company in Kirkland, WA as a product engineer, I have hardware engineering and manufacturing background, so mechanical watches are very attractive to me, I got my first Seiko 5 when I was 18 from my mom as a birthday gift, had it for a few years and the apple watch came out, so I got the first gen Apple watch and gifted the Seiko 5 to my cousin.


Four years later, two months ago, my apple watch wasn't holding the charge for a whole day anymore and I missed my mechanical watches, so I got a Seiko SARX055, love the frosted dial BTW, and got some watch tools like a basic watch kit to adjust the bracelet, a timegrapher to regulate the watch, and I found myself really enjoy to work on tiny mechanical stuff.


And now I’m really want to learn about watchmaking, watch a ton of YouTube vids every night about watchmaking, it’s so interesting.


As a product/hardware engineer, I also start making my own watch winder, I’ll attach some photos and video, it’s still work in progress, using a very affordable Wyze Cam Pan parts and I designed the watch holding part, will start design the enclosure soon, the final product will be a watch winder with a security camera function, everything is 3D-printed for sure.


I’m pumped to join the professional community, if you have any questions please let me know and thanks for your time.






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