Movements of American pocket watches differ in many details from their Swiss counterparts. Here we look at some basics about them, without getting lost in the many deviations from the standards. American pocket watches are a topic with a lot of interesting things to discover.
France seems to be a watch country where there is still something to discover. At least, I keep coming across French manufacturers of watch movements that are largely unknown and that I have never heard of before. Victor Anguenot from Villers-le-Lac in the Département Doubs is one of them. The town is located just a few kilometers from Le Locle, one of the most important centers of the Swiss watch industry.
Courvoisier? No, this is not about the cognac of the same name, but about a Swiss family of watchmakers that can claim more than 200 years of watchmaking history and yet is hardly known. Don’t worry, we won’t work through the whole family tree here, but focus on a few family members.
Around mid-2022, the first watches with the Japanese Miyota 9075 with a true GMT function appeared on the market. Such a movement had been expected for some time, but Miyota had not made a press fuss about it in advance.Continue reading “The Miyota 9075 with true GMT function”
After 100 articles in a good seven years, it is time today to review the many different articles on the subject of movements. Below I present you the TOP 10, which consists of a mixture of my personal favorites and the most frequently accessed articles by my readers.
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