difference between Finishing & decoration

difference between Finishing & decoration

Postby koimaster » June 19th 2017, 10:40am

It is very difficult to try to give a good definition of the words " Finishing " and " Decoration ".




Indeed, in our Watch lovers world, we always mention the finishing of a movement, to say that it is great or poor.




You will see, here, that the reality corresponds to different situations.




According to the people I met in the assembling and encasing workshop, at the Jaeger-Lecoultre Manufacture, finishing includes all the operations which will allow the parts to work together.

Jaeger Lecoultre kindly sent me a text providing some technical informations.




" These operations consist of matching up going-train parts (wheels, barrel drums or covers, cannon pinions, intermediate wheels) with their pivot holes.

This enables their diameters to be adjusted to within two microns and to make them perfectly concentric (around 0µ).

The decorations carried out here consist of diamond-cut sinks (flat or round) and counterpiercing.

Counterpiercing is a decorative operation, done by hand or on a machine, enabling a chamfer around the pivot hole. The 90° angle is bevelled to 45°.


The diamond-cut sink is a decorative recess made with a rotating or fixed diamond bit. The sink can have a rounded or flat surface, the latter reflecting more light than the former. "



http://www.watchprosite.com/jaeger-leco ... 497202654/
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Re: difference between Finishing & decoration

Postby Thunder1 » June 19th 2017, 10:43am

Some good info...thanx..
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Re: difference between Finishing & decoration

Postby eddiea » June 19th 2017, 4:20pm

Simple....
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Re: difference between Finishing & decoration

Postby biglove » June 19th 2017, 8:00pm

Never thought of finishing as functional. Up to this point I believed it referenced case, bracelet and dial work. Well finished meant higher grade and more attention to detail.

Decoration, in my mind, has been for aesthetic purposes only.

Now I know.

Good read.
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