I just came across the most amzing video documentary about a guy named David Sokosh, a watchmaker in Brooklyn, who uses antique movements from Swiss pocket watches, to make new mechanical watches. The video is really well worth watching because it totally shows his passion for watchmaking.
One of the quotes I liked most from the video is where he says that:
“There’s definitely a relationship between a person that wears a mechanical watch and the watch itself because you are winding it you’re giving something to the relationship and you’re getting something back again.
“All of the watches that I am making are powered by vintage Swiss pocket watch movments and I am finding them one at a time in pocket watches.”