august 10 2003 18:03:07
Modified version of Ed Hayes PVC lightbox.
I made mine 12'' x 12'' x 16'', and left the front upper piece out, for maximum camera placement possibilities. Rather than have fluorescent light diffusors, the box uses diffusion filters intended for photographic studio lights. I also left the back and bottom open, so backgrounds can be dropped in and out. I used some black velvet material in these photos.
Lighting is provided by 2x250 watt Halogen worklights.
I may still play around with the design a bit. Things to try out:
- Adding light on top
- Going with a less frosty filter material
- Fine tuning the light placement
august 10 2003 17:13:59
I still consider this watch to be one of the most difficult to photograph. Everything is polished (except for the movement), so reflections are tough.
The domed crystal doesn't help at all - it reflects a wide area (like the back of a spoon), so lights have to be placed very strategically.
The other problem is that ANY dust at all shows up pretty easily.
august 10 2003 16:44:04
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august 10 2003 16:50:01
The JLC 891/2/448 movement.
891/2 = small second version of 889
448 = triple date/moonphase calendar plate
august 10 2003 16:56:00
Kif shock protection + Spirofin fine adjustment
august 10 2003 17:01:19
The heart of the automatic winding system is the switching rocker, that converts bi-directional motion into uni-directional winding.