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In the world of watches, a complication is any mechanical function of a timepiece that goes beyond the display of hours, minutes and seconds. A watch indicating only hours, minutes…

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Breguet Components Ébauche Guides Lever movement

There was a variety of materials used to manufacture antique watch cases. The most common was probably a silver alloy. Certainly, most of the cases in my collection are made…

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Borgel Components Guides Movement Pocket watch Trench watch

What is an ébauche? An ébauche is an unfinished movement and sold as such. In Switzerland, before 1850, an ébauche consisted of only the plate, bridges, fusee and the barrel.…

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Components Guides Movement Pocket watch Trench watch

To a watchmaker, perhaps the most interesting part of a watch is the movement. However, to the owner, it will most certainly be the dial. The dial gives the watch…

Components Guides Longines Pocket watch Trench watch

A watch crystal is a clear lens that protects the dial, hands and movement from the elements. A crystal needs to sit high enough above the dial so that the…

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