Some customers want to know about some of the parts that we change in watches, we tell you. Well, we think that your mainspring is worn. Well, that doesn’t mean anything to you. Well, here’s a mainspring. And this is what we check. We see if it’s worn in any way. You can run your finger right down through it. And I can tell you, this one is very curvy. It’s got worn spots in it. And in some spots it’s not.
The mainspring is the heartbeat of the watch. This has to be almost perfect. So it’s been in your watch four or five years. It’s coiling. It’s uncoiling. It’s coiling it. It’s uncoiling. This goes on day after day after day, hour after hour almost. So we want to replace this. If it has any worn problems at all, the better your mainspring, the better timing you’re going to have. And we want you to have excellent timing on your watch.
So if we got in our estimate, we think you need a new mainspring. This is why this has to be perfect.
With an a Master of Fine Arts diploma in one hand and an Anthropology PhD in the other, William Thompson discovered a way to parlay his passion for mountaineering into a fascinating career as a photojournalist – using the camera lens as his ultimate “paintbrush.”
Thompson worked for 12 years with National Geographic, having created the first and only complete aerial coverage of Mt. Everest for the magazine. Other exotic assignments involved traveling via yak train through the Bhutanese Himalaya, living with pygmies in deep of Africa, and photographing the Asian elephant on its tragic path toward extinction.
His commercial image work includes major campaigns for Wells Fargo, Leo Burnett, Starbucks, Marlboro, Boeing, United Airlines, Intel, and Holland America.
Today, Thompson lives in a 90-year old log home near the waters of Puget Sound – and still finds adventure in climbing. Fee free to reach out to William via the following points of contact:
William Thompson Photograph/Film
15566 Sandy Hook Rd. NE