Timezone Watch School article

As promised, I’ve added an article on my experiences with the Timezone Watch School. Enjoy!

First new content

The first article has arrived! It’s a little write-up on a repeater pocket watch I acquired a while back. I will be adding some more pictures to the article later, but it serves as an introduction to a pretty interesting hobby. More articles on watchmaking are forthcoming, including a summary of my experience with the wonderful Time Zone Watch School.

– Fred

Welcome!

Welcome to fpatton.com. I’m finally transitioning my site from a single, stale page about a watchmaking project I did once, to a site documenting my various obsessions. I have a rotating list of hobbies that I take up for six months to a year with passion, then abandon suddenly to take up the next in the list. Occasionally, I add new hobbies, and the rotation cycle increases.

My current obsession is straight razor shaving, something I’ve always thought would be cool to learn how to do, but which I was afraid to try (for good reason). However, just as my father used to tell me that there’s a trade magazine for everything, there is now a website for everything. When the bug hit, I found www.straightrazorplace.com, which had all kinds of advice for the newbie. I’ve now been shaving with a straight for over a month, and am only slightly the worse for wear.

Stay tuned – I’ll be adding pages for cooking, watchmaking, flying, etc., soon.

– Fred