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What makes me to make watches manually | Masahiro Kikuno | TEDxTitech
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He realized the beauty of hand manufacturing when he first time saw the watch made about 150 years ago. While there are a lot of machines or robots which make it easier to make anything, but he believes there is a reason that he keeps making them by his hands.

Independent Clockmaker
Mr. Kikuno was born in 1983. He is an independent watchmaker who makes watches individually without belonging to any companies. He learned in WOSTEP course of Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry and graduated in 2008. As a trainee, he studied how to make a watch on his own. During his study, he succeeded in making "Wa-dokei," Japanese traditional clock made in Edo period, into a wristwatch. Hand-made is his principle, and since his watch has complicated functions with unique designs, it fascinates various people.

独立時計師
1983年生まれ。企業に属さず個人で時計を制作する独立時計師。ヒコみづのジュエリー・カレッジ時計学科WOSTEPコースで学び2008年卒業。研修生として同校にて独学で時計制作を行う中、江戸時代に作られた「和時計」を腕時計化することに成功。手作業にこだわり、複雑な機能を持った独創的な時計は時計ファンのみならず、さまざまな人々を魅了している。

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