philip duofur vs roger smith production rate

Sep 04, 2019,18:18 PM

total production of PD simplicity is over 200, at some point PD employ watch maker to produce those 200 watches for him, and Roger Smith also has team of watch maker now and produce about 10 watches plus a year, what is the production rate vs how many watch maker in their workshop ?

RW employ CNC to help on production but still made everything in house, does PD also use CNC to help in production ? 

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Iirc, PD had the pieces of his movements all CNC'd to his specs and delivered to him for much finishing and assembly.

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : September 4th, 2019-20:18
PD's dials are by metalem, not sure who made his movement plates, but I'm sure someone here will. Not sure if he hired anyone to do finishing and assembly for him in-house, the idea is kinda that he was the one doing all that. I'd be interested to learn m... 


 By: watching00000 : October 8th, 2019-15:39
PD had Bernhard Zwinz employed for a few years, Romain Gauthier helped with the CAD and as far as I know JLC made the wheels. He also got the plates made for him. But there's still to mention that he is capable of production inhouse like for all prototype...