Movement decorations in watchmaking

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Have you ever heard that a caliber could be decorated? Have you ever wondered why? In horology, watchmakers tend to decorate their movement to enter the very exclusive world of high watchmaking. Decorations are a brand’s signature to become more distinctive. But it also happens to be useful for the caliber functioning and maintenance.

Certifications in watchmaking

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The first criterion to evaluate and compare mechanical watches was accuracy. As a matter of fact, watchmakers have always been in competition regarding the precision of their timepieces. The COSC is the most famous one certification in watchmaking, but what about the others? How does watchmakers claim to create precise mechanical watches? Who control those watch certifications? Find … [Read more…]

The effects of magnetism on a mechanical watch

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Mechanical watches have been fighting with magnetism ever since the very beginning of modern watches. Magnetic fields are everywhere : cell phones, refrigerators, security gates at airport but also on locks such as the ones found in handbags or glass cases.  Magnetic fields can sometimes be so strong that people wearing pacemakers should not get … [Read more…]