The Number Of Jewels Indicates Value. A Myth Debunked

The Number Of Jewels Indicates Value. A Myth Debunked

Postby Racer-X » June 30th 2018, 8:38pm

"Since the dawn of time (well, almost) watch brands have charmed us with the allure of precious jewels in their movements.

At one time this went further than just advertising their inclusion in an accompanying booklet. Some manufacturers ventured as far as printing the number of jewels in the movement on the dial, a conceit that that has thankfully practically disappeared."

https://quillandpad.com/2018/06/29/the-number-of-jewels-in-a-watch-movement-indicates-value-doesnt-it-a-myth-debunked/
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Re: The Number Of Jewels Indicates Value. A Myth Debunked

Postby biglove » July 1st 2018, 8:34am

Nice read.
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Re: The Number Of Jewels Indicates Value. A Myth Debunked

Postby 3Flushes » July 1st 2018, 5:44pm

The tolerances they work under are incredible... 4 microns. And watchmakers have been meting specs like that since the olden days when they made watches with slide rules, hammers and screwdrivers and shit.

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Re: The Number Of Jewels Indicates Value. A Myth Debunked

Postby foghorn » July 1st 2018, 6:00pm

3Flushes wrote:The tolerances they work under are incredible... 4 microns. And watchmakers have been meting specs like that since the olden days when they made watches with slide rules, hammers and screwdrivers and shit.

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There are,to this day, watchmakers who still use shit.
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Re: The Number Of Jewels Indicates Value. A Myth Debunked

Postby 3Flushes » July 1st 2018, 6:46pm

foghorn wrote:
3Flushes wrote:The tolerances they work under are incredible... 4 microns. And watchmakers have been meting specs like that since the olden days when they made watches with slide rules, hammers and screwdrivers and shit.

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There are,to this day, watchmakers who still use shit.

Yeah, but now they use good shit, not the crappy shit I was talking about.
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