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Come in a little closer . . .

by Jordan Ficklin

As a watchmaker we have to examine every part of every watch to check for defects. The smallest imperfection in a watch can make a big problem.

If you click on the picture you can see it closer up. This image is taken at 140 power magnification. It may seem like a very small amount of deformation but combined with the deformation in the sliding pinion it is almost impossible to set this watch. The lesson is that you need high magnification and careful inspection to find the defects on watches. Be sure your watchmaker is doing it right.

2 Comments

  1. DTW
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Oh hellow my little 1030 come over here and bend over this bench and allow me cure all your ills by givving your cannon a good greassing…..yes replace that as well. problem caused by someone not removing it before cleaning(oh god i just love wannabys with a a few jars of l&r)

  2. JTM
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    The devil is indeed in the details. Proven once again that you have attention to detail….good work.

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