Thursday, August 6, 2020

Behind the bench

I have just uploaded a two minute video showing day 1 of the restoration project of an 1860's gold pocket watch. The mechanism contains over 120 components and features a stop watch and minute repeater function. Every single component is hand finished and the quality of workmanship is simply amazing. These are not ordinary parts, these are actually some of the most difficult components to make due to their complex geometry. The disassembly and assessment of the quarter repeater took 6 hours. The watch came in with a broken minute wheel which was made in our workshop. 

The main challenge is the removal of the surface rust which effects almost every steel component in the watch. 

This video is only two minutes long so please check it out:

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