Guide To The Modern Era Of Watchmaking

Guide To The Modern Era Of Watchmaking

Postby koimaster » December 26th 2017, 10:04am

Over the course of the last few months, our Editor-At-Large, Joe Thompson, has written an extremely in-depth history of the watch industry as it has changed and evolved over the last 50 years or so. The series was broken out into four parts (ok, technically five, since one of the sections was actually two separate stories itself), looking at the invention of quartz watches, the explosion of fashion watch brands, the reinvigoration of mechanical watchmaking, and the early days of the smartwatch. Frankly, there is nobody on planet Earth with a better first-hand understanding of the people, products, and strange little events that have shaped watchmaking during this time than Joe.

Here we've rounded up the entire series here so you can catch up on any installments you may have missed or do a quick little historical review as 2017 comes to a close. The entire saga comes in at a little over 15,000 words, and every single one is worth your time. Get a cup of coffee (or something stronger), sit back, and enjoy. ... e-thompson ... revolution ... on-watches ... s-part-one ... s-part-two ... artwatches

Four revolutions in the Watch World by Hondikee.pdf
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