New machines are useful today of course but more and more beautiful too when you compare to the old ones (at least the ones made 10 or 20 years ago)

Sep 26, 2016,22:49 PM

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HEUER Collector Summit Report 3 - The Factories

 By: MTF : September 26th, 2016-09:28
#HEUERCOLLECTORSUMMIT TAG Heuer Chevenez site Dear friends, We have now reached the part where opinions diverge. On one hand, the following photo-essay about the manufacturing sites of TAG Heuer will be fascinating to a group of you. You will be in an ecs...  

Thanks a lot MTF! Very VERY interesting,

 By: MCG (Markus) : September 26th, 2016-09:39
especially also the 3. party cases, that they manufacture, easy to see what 3. party gave the order... ;-)

I particularly love all the "torture" machines

 By: Alkiro1 : September 26th, 2016-09:41
Thank you for your report. Best wishes Alkiro

Look what the machines looked like 13 years ago

 By: MTF : September 26th, 2016-16:33
How technology has changed since 2003. Early robot movement assembly 2003 CNC Milling 2003 Machining 2003 CNC Milling 2003 Regards, MTF ...  

Great report!

 By: InHavenPro : September 26th, 2016-11:35
Thanks for the effort. Cheers, Filip

Regarding the date, why is the 8 sideways?

 By: cazalea : September 26th, 2016-12:08
Hi MTF, Is there only one prototype watch? It seems that with all that equipment they could have had a roomful of pieces to show that worked. I can\'t believe one guy said "we didn\'t have a date ring with the correct orientation" -- that doesn\'t make an... 

Yes there was only one prototype for show

 By: MTF : September 26th, 2016-12:16
The new design integrating the date window into the sub-dial requires a special sized date disc. The only date discs of that size available were from a different watch with orientation of date window at 3 o'clock position. The rotor was also missing becau... 

Thanks Melvyn

 By: 41northpole : September 26th, 2016-15:28
Looks like the whole thing was a blast. I love this machinery as much as the parts they make Cheers Tim

QC seems to play a pivotal role

 By: piccolochimico (aka dsgalaxy1) : September 27th, 2016-02:08
I'm still in love with the new and affordable turbo. has anybody checked its performances?

Great report, Melvyn!

 By: JToddH : September 27th, 2016-04:43
Thank you for taking us along. I was surprised to see them assembling Spirit of Big Bang cases. Good to see them working with their corporate cousins.