Close-up photos of the inner workings of Ed's collection of antique pocket watches are now on my homepage slide show. These photos reveal the elaborate secret engravings of the metal parts, the tiny teeth on the gears, and the contrasting colors of the shiny metals. These watches are tiny packages of minute engineering. Who would see these carved curlicues and the precision fittings? The next watch maker who opened the package to clean or repair it. They are like messages from one watch maker to another. "Can you do this?"