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The Last 100 Years

by Jordan Ficklin

I recently was reading in the September 1969 edition of the AWI NEWS Bulletin when I read the following editorial from D.W. Lawrence of the Elgin National Watch Company. He spells out many of the improvements which were implemented by the watch industry from the 1920s through 1969. It’s a fun read. Click on the image for a larger version. When you get done reading please comment on what you think have been some of the great technological improvements to watches since 1969.

3 Comments

  1. AB
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    I would say the co-axial

  2. J.Mitterando
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    The Daniels Escapement & Synthetic sapphire crystals.

  3. Adrian GG
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    While it is true some of the watches today have movements that are are ever more precise. I would like to point out that it has become quite recent for electronic watches to have sustainable power such as solar power or rechargeable battery. I find it quite interesting and hope one day we see a mechanical watch with its very own dynamo (I have no idea what an ideal use it could have, but that would certainly be awesome).

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