The Secret Arts: Watchmaking - Atlas Obscura Experiences
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The Secret Arts: Watchmaking

$10 per device Online Experience
1 hour
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$10 per device
New York City, NY
What We’ll Do

Watchmaking. Silhouette portraiture. Taxidermy. Mud Ball Polishing.

Welcome to the world of The Secret Arts, a new experience from Atlas Obscura that invites some of the world’s rarest experts and artisans to share the hidden knowledge of their singular craft. Each weekly edition of The Secret Arts features a different craftsperson in discussion with host Eric Grundhauser (Atlas Obscura), exploring some of the key lessons and discoveries they’ve made over the years, how you might try your hand at their unique skill, and answering your questions live! Join us, and take a step into the unknown realm of The Secret Arts!

In this edition of The Secret Arts, we welcome master watchmaker, Steven Eagle to the show to discuss the incredible art of watchmaking. After graduating from the Swiss watchmaking school, the Lititz Watch Technicum, in 2011, Eagle moved to NYC to become a full-time watchmaker. Today, he works as the Director of Education for the Horological Society of New York, traveling all across the world teaching the watchmaking arts. During the show we'll discuss how he became so passionate about watchmaking, some of the important lessons he's learned while practicing his craft, and all said, what makes a watchmaker tick.

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This online experience is part of Atlas Obscura’s Wonder From Home initiative. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other. Follow and share the hashtag #wonderfromhome for inspiring stories, more incredible online experiences, and live streams with the Atlas Obscura community.

About Your Host
Eric Grundhauser
Eric Grundhauser

Host. Goof. Programming Lead, Atlas Obscura Experiences. Eric heads up Atlas Obscura's custom hosted experiences program, writing and designing tours that bring Atlas Obscura's places to life. He lives in Brooklyn with his comic book collection. His work has been featured on Slate, NPR, Vanity Fair, The AV Club, Motherboard, Smithsonian, and a bunch of other places where reasonable content is sold. Helluva guy. Have any issues? eric@atlasobscura.com

What Else You Should Know

Once registered, you'll receive a password-protected link to the Zoom event.


This experience is part of Atlas Obscura’s Wonder From Home series. Atlas Obscura launched Wonder From Home as a response to COVID-19, in an effort to highlight people, places, and projects that help us all hold on to our spirit of discovery and sense of community during these difficult times. Atlas Obscura’s mission has always been to inspire wonder about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected, not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other. Follow #WonderFromHome for inspiring stories, more incredible online experiences, and live streams with the Atlas Obscura community. And check out AtlasObscura.com, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders, to keep virtually exploring the world through the website’s atlas of amazing places, unique stories, and videos.

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