An inconspicuous ladies’ watch that holds a little surprise after opening the cover: an interesting plate whose inscription almost has the character of a novel – and a movement with Duplex escapement!
Catalogs for identifying watch movements exist from about 1930 on. The oldest catalog I know of is from Ebauches SA in 1928. But how can you identify even older movements?
On 12 March 2020, the time had come: after three years of development, Soprod presented a new movement, the Newton P092 calibre. Here we take a look inside this still relatively new watch movement. Let’s see what surprises it has to offer!
Besançon, capital of Franche-Comté in eastern France, was once the centre of the French watchmaking industry. The first watch manufactory in Besançon was founded as early as 1793 by some watchmakers from Switzerland. Around 1880, 90% of the watches manufactured in France came from Besançon! Between 1883 and 1914, the number of watchmaking companies in the city grew by 105 to a total of 348.
Sorry, this post is only available in German: Wie viele Steine benötigt ein Uhrwerk?
Patent numbers on movements always catch my attention. And movements with instead of cocks even more so. This is also the case with this Cymrex, about which I will report a little here.