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so, I had the opportunity to spend some time with the insiders of a company producing beautiful handmade watches in Glashuette Germany: the heart of german watchmaking.

Fun stuff. Everything is produced in house. Handmade and quite fascinating. Here are some picos. More to follow as I am going through each station.

Concept design and prototype development.

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Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:34 am
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Interesting,please share more pictures.


Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:07 am
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miki360 wrote:
Interesting,please share more pictures.

added some more. Off for beers and bullshit now. Tomorrow I am at the finishing and mounting stations, where the real nice work gets done. Updates asap.

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here is an example of what the finished movements look like.

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hand engraved, hand shaped balance (notice the drilling and minimal amount of screws) neusilber plates, per hand black polishing, violet heated screws, silver movement pillars, gold and saphire jewels, 3 band snailing on the wheels, even between the gears on the wheels have been hand polished-the lady who does that is a real champion, etc etc etc;

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hand made hands:

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for coloring:

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Hand polished Chatons:

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Plate prep:

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Improvised machine for snailing:

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Finishing:

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Interesting great pics

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Great pics Ben. Nice one. :thumbup:


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Edwinowl wrote:
Great pics Ben. Nice one. :thumbup:

Thanks, buddy. It really opened my eyes to what real watchmaking is.

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Interesting great pics

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:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Ben, I envy you. Please keep the pictures coming. This is very interesting.

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yep more picture pls. :clap:


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This is just incredible....


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TitusDH wrote:
This is just incredible....

yeah, thanks, I am having a fun time.

For all of the German members, these manufacturers are very helpful in organizing tours. It is a nice sales/marketing platform for them and they appreciate the word of mouth after the visits etc;

So, write some emails and get in your autos!

for the international boys, the germans aren't the only ones with factories, even though they seem to be making some of the nicest on the market currently.

We'll see what Patek has to say about a visit.

Rolex...no need.
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bennykwa wrote:
For all of the German members, these manufacturers are very helpful in organizing tours. It is a nice sales/marketing platform for them and they appreciate the word of mouth after the visits etc;

So, write some emails and get in your autos!

for the international boys, the germans aren't the only ones with factories, even though they seem to be making some of the nicest on the market currently.


That is nice, and it makes sense. A few years ago I did a road trip to visit RGM here in the States. Great company, but when I requested a tour they looked at me like I was crazy.

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Wow, looks like you had a great time. Great pictures.

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bennykwa wrote:
For all of the German members, these manufacturers are very helpful in organizing tours. It is a nice sales/marketing platform for them and they appreciate the word of mouth after the visits etc;

So, write some emails and get in your autos!

for the international boys, the germans aren't the only ones with factories, even though they seem to be making some of the nicest on the market currently.


That is nice, and it makes sense. A few years ago I did a road trip to visit RGM here in the States. Great company, but when I requested a tour they looked at me like I was crazy.

don't ask next time....just show up and pretend like you had an appointment. You are a big distributor looking for a new brand to promote etc. ))))

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