Jost Bürgi was born February 28, 1552. So, we are celebrating his 460th birthday today.
Now you are staring at your screen, wondering what makes me tick.
Give me a second to explain, tick and second are the important words here.
Most certainly he was the first mechanic and watchmaker to build a watch with three arms showing not only hours and minutes, but seconds too.
Before, he had created astronomical equipment and globes, like this one:
I am fairly certain Glynsky and Pete are with me, this is beautiful from an engineering point of view as much as aesthetically.
I wish, some of my watches were that accurate. Stupidly, I once blew serious money on a Rolex, which ran a few minutes fast every day.
What a brilliant mind this gentleman must have been.
If you are looking at your watch today, silently nod to Jost Bürgi.
More about watches later on diablog. According to this website, it is
time to rest.