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Finishing of a 3/4 plate, a balance cock and bluing screws

Most movements have either Geneva stripes or perlage (you would surprised when you knew what brands that add finishing only by machine), but some hand finished movements have a rater rough appearance obtained by glass blasting, creating an almost “frosted
7d
By: kjell_watchmaker
5
Fastwong
408

Rolex Gmt root bear

Rolex Gmt with a very corroded case. Did not pas the water testing. Not sure if it is galvanic issue or quality of material. Well sometimes we can se that specially on the back case there can be an issue with the human acid. Microblasting and welding and
18d
By: WatchofNorway
13
Catulle
1,262

Screwdriver for gold screws

Hi, Was reading a post about a member’s new Cartier Tortu strap change and it got me thinking. I know as steel is harder than gold, we need to be more careful. However, all the jeweller’s screw drivers I see for sale are steel. What do watch makers use fo
2M
By: chikai168
11
chikai168
1,033

The history of resonance mechanisms...

19d
By: LX
5
Weems@8
375

Some color on a grey day in Haarlem.

You see the statue of Laurens Janszoon Coster (born in Haarlem c. 1370) the allegedly inventor of the printing press (or was it Gutenberg) and the 15th century St. Bavo Church in the background.
24d
By: Bobbe
9
Bobbe
216

Hand bevelled

Old balance cock I refined in 2014. Quite happy with the countersunk screw hole.
27d
By: kjell_watchmaker
4
amanico
306

Hard to Scratch... Hard to Photograph... Hard to Find... Easy to Own...

For 20+ years I have had this RADO DiaMaster Diver. It has proven to be a pretty good companion in a few areas... First of all, the Tungsten Carbide Bezel and Bracelet have gone all this distance without a scratch! The material is really incredible. The o
1M
By: HighEndOne
10
HighEndOne
587