Thursday, December 27, 2012

Welcome !

Welcome !
 Thank you for viewing.
I want to say Hello to the new countries that have viewed recently:
We are up to about 34 different countries so far but still waiting for
Switzerland to jump on board.
The best posts are yet to come so keep viewing,
Thank You

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

How to Create

We have all thought at one time or another,
"How do I unleash my imagination?"
This is something I stumbled upon and it is the
EPIC of imagination starters.

You have no idea unless you already practice this, it's the power of peace. So first I will give you a example and then a practice you can do on your own.
(example/ practice)
Try this and you will be amazed. Turn on your TV (or telly) then adjust the volume at a specified level ( 4 or 5 ). Make sure the lights are on in the room ( the more lights the better ) then sit and listen. Can you hear the sound sufficiently? When you have your answer go and turn all the lights off then sit in the same chair you were in before. Did the volume magically get louder? Of course it didn't but your PERCEPTION of it will change. There are many different ways to alter and shape your imagination. Are you ready to move on to the Practice that will change the way you see things?

You will not believe your eyes
Now here is what's going to happen - you will be blind for a moment. I know what you"re thinking, "I don't want to be blind even for a second!" OK, just relax a minute. This is a practice so it is something can you learn by.
Here's how to do it, you go to a room that has the most light in it. A white room is best but do what you can, now get a large white poster board (or a blank white wall will do) now cut out a black circle for the wall, or draw a black circle about 4 inches in diameter. Make sure that you will not be interrupted during this exercise, your focus is very important. Sit about 5 feet away from the circle, now with your arms in your lap, being very still, stare at the black dot. First you will start to have tunnel vision, then slowly it will fade into the black dot, total darkness in a brightly lit room.

NOW YOU ARE BLIND, but if you move your eyes even a little your sight will come back immediately. Yes, just the same as a screen saver works. As soon as you move the mouse of your computer the screen comes back to life.


In the movie "Altered States" the character played by William Hurt went down into this "man made" salt tank. There was alot to this movie, but what I remembered was that he wanted to increase his ability to "alter" his mind.
This is a magnificent way to ALTER "your" imagination too.
(next exercise)
First, get to a quiet, peaceful room, (don't worry if you don't have a salt tank nearby). Find a place where you can sit comfortably,
Don't do this while driving or operating heavy equipment.
(sorry, couldn't resist)
But seriously, don't do this while tired,

I have used a rocking chair in the past, this is good for occupying the body, your mind is what you need for this, not your body.
Now that you have your "imagination tank" ready, go turn off the lights... or clap on, clap off if need be.
Once again, make sure there is "no light what-so-ever" in the room, this is to optimize your efforts.
One more thing before you start,
Now, intently think on something that has been perplexing you lately.
Within minutes you will have your:

...answer to the perplexing question.
...conclusion to a story.
...memory back from years before. (you may not want this)
...or in my case, excellent book ideas, watch designs, or
Try it out...
Don't blame me if you have an "ALTERED STATES" moment.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Watch design in need of updating

If you are a designer and have sometime in the past made one of these for your company, I understand.
In my opinion, which may not mean anything to you, there are only two reasons to design a watch case in this manner.
The first is: You have a large case and need to save wrist space - to keep the watch wearable, and so it does not overwhelm the wearer's wrist. Understandable.
The second is: Just for style sake, which would have been fine the first time it was introduced. Now that, "For style sake," it's been done lets move on to where watch designers get back to working on case designs and not only on special movements.
This is my very own quote, and it is:
"There are only three inexhaustible resources
and Your Imagination."

Realize that there is no design that is 


Otta Horology Designs

First up will be one of my Horology creations that I call the
This is a 24 hour watch with a central second disk
and a bi-level dial.
All the designs I post will be located in the page location for quick views.
Da Ottaway