Posted By admin on April 20, 2011
These pocket watches are made by Valery Danevich ( Валерий Даневич ) from Kiev, Ukraine.
The only non-wood detail in these watches is the spring and they are fully working.
Valeri Danevitsch was born on 13th October 1968 in Kiev, Ukraine.
The tradition of carpentry work is distributed in the dynasty Danevitsch from generation to generation, from father to sons.
From early childhood he was fascinated by the works of his father and grandfather.
In 1986 Valeri Danevitsch successfully completed his professional education as a cabinetmaker.
The ability to implement his knowledge and skills at a high level, motivated him to start his own company in 2004, specializing in production of high quality furniture accessories and wooden spiral staircases.
Another business was the restoration of valuable furniture of bygone eras.
Driven by the question of what one could produce from wood, he started experimenting with wooden movements for clocks in 2005.
During this experimental phase of his career, he learned the basics of a watchmaker.
And essential was studying the properties of different woods that are suitable for watchmaking.
His first movement was designed for a floor clock.
After the sixth clock mechanism, which he did, he read the book about watchmaking and it only helped him to accelerate the calculations.
After several trials and errors the first pocket-sized watch was made in 2008.
The dimensions of the last watch, which was finished in 12. 2010 are: diameter 30mm , thickness 13mm and its made from birch burl, birch, apple and bamboo.
Valery Danevich has said about his work:
“ For what I’m doing them, probably for the best! For the soul, for the sake of money, and simply can`t not to do them.”
“When I working on a mechanism, I rejoice as a child for a success of every detail, even forgetting about the problems.”