Valeri Danevitsch Wooden Clock Maker

Valeri Danevitsch Wooden Clock Maker

Born into a family that has been distinguished by generations of carpenters, from generation to generation, from father to son, Valeri Danevitsch was born in 1968 in the capital of Ukraine, Kiev. Ever since his early childhood, Danevitsch was fascinated by the works of his father and grandfather and quickly obtained the artisan skills needed for fine wooden crafts. His childhood and school days were well remembered by his various creations such as a a 3 cm guitar with hair as strings. In 1986, Danevitsch completed his professional education as a cabinetmaker.

His ambition outgrew his daily wooden constructions, restorations and he moved forward to create convulated mechanical crafts completely made from wood. Although he was not formally trained and or educated as a watchmaker, he sought to design and create clocks from wood in 2005. During this phase he began experimenting and learning the basics of a watchmaker and created his first movement which was designed for a floor clock. After several trials and errors, he created his first wooden pocket sized watch in 2008.  With his artisan craftsmanship, and ambition, Denevitsch was able to create the only functioning wooden wristwatches worldwide. Complicated, and prestigious designs and complications such as the flying Tourbillon has been created by his hands.

 

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