Extreme closeups - movement finishing on the Tradition 7027
I apologise if this is too many threads too close together from one person on the same basic subject but well new watch excitement met a new macro lens with 2x life size capability so here we are.
I posted some closeups in my initial thread here but we're getting in even closer with the new Laowa 65mm f/2.8 APO macro lens for Fuji X mount. We'll mostly be looking at anglage which holds up without a sweat to the extreme scrutiny. The rounded profile of the bevel is even more apparent than in the earlier pictures and the gleaming polish is beautiful. The bevels being curved reflects light at more angles compared to a flat one hence it contributes to the "sparkle" of the movement more even at a distance. But looking in close like this really makes you appreciate the work that went into pieces like this. You can also see sharp angles toward the squared off back of these finger bridges where the bevels meet.
These pictures show off several of the interior angles where bevels meet as well as the nice finishing on steel gear teeth. There are no corners being cut here.
I mentioned the spokes of the wheels being bevelled in the earlier post but at maximum magnification we can really see this well now. The bevels are necessarily tiny of course but they do the job in catching the light. And yes nice sharp creases where those bevels meet.
The parachute shock absorber is one of the most intriguing components on the Tradition. Being the first ever effective shock protection system, it seems to be effective enough even in a wrist watch today. It is of course quite large compared to modern systems like Incabloc. Being a steel component, anglage requires even more time and effort. Here we have another sharp interior angle and several sharp outward angles too along a complex shape. The polish is good enough I could recognise some features from my surroundings albeit distorted due to the curve.
I hope you enjoyed viewing these as much I did taking them
ps. Hopefully this post will be less controversial than the one I made about removing the screw bars :P