What time is it?
I look at my watch.
3:30 p.m, time to do a little walking.
The thin little second hand on my watch sets me to thinking,
One of the best skills is being a watchmaker.
He needs a steady hand. Their primary tool is a pair of tweezers.
He often breaks down the basic components of the smallest of watches.
I, as a machinist, am in awe of this skill.
A watchmaker is not the highest paid of all trades, but it should be.
I once asked a watchmaker how long it took him to learn his skills.
Watchmakers everywhere hear this, my hat is off to you.
I worry that your skills will soon be redundant.
We are now on “digital” time.
It’s called progress.
P.S. The next time I see a watchmaker, I will ask them, “Can you repair a digital watch?”
(July 14, 2021)