Watch Standard Agencies explained

Watch Standard Agencies explained

Postby koimaster » November 27th 2017, 11:23pm

The world of watches is impressive. It’s vast, full of ideas which are well presented (mostly). Horology, unlike a lot of different industries, is something that intertwines history with the future. Some watches are cheap, affordable and low maintenance; something which can be used for daily wear by those uninterested in timepieces. Other watches take hand craftsmanship to different worlds, even so far as developing new techniques and tools to achieve something never seen before. But, for all of this, who is responsible for setting the standards? What are the requirements for a watch? How do we examine a watch? This article will look at the different standards agencies set up which offer professional accreditations for watches. They have some different requirements, but most of them are either focused on timekeeping performance or the finishing and detailing of a watch.

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Re: Watch Standard Agencies explained

Postby kevco » November 28th 2017, 6:20am

Very interesting, especially the Poinçon de Genève and METAS certifications, which I was not aware of.
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Re: Watch Standard Agencies explained

Postby Wasp » November 28th 2017, 6:29am

Thank You.
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Re: Watch Standard Agencies explained

Postby foghorn » November 28th 2017, 6:40am

The following statement makes me want to see the author fucked vigorously in the ear.


"Some watches are cheap, affordable and low maintenance; something which can be used for daily wear by those uninterested in timepieces. "



The only rating I believe in is the FASFY rating.

(foggy approved so fuck you)
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Re: Watch Standard Agencies explained

Postby Pubbie » November 28th 2017, 7:13am

foghorn wrote:The following statement makes me want to see the author fucked vigorously in the ear.


"Some watches are cheap, affordable and low maintenance; something which can be used for daily wear by those uninterested in timepieces. "

Yup. Vacuous, narcissistic shite. Got barely any further than that; it is undeserving of more time. Author: fail!
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Re: Watch Standard Agencies explained

Postby TemerityB » November 28th 2017, 9:47am

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Re: Watch Standard Agencies explained

Postby biglove » November 28th 2017, 5:22pm

The author comes of as a pretentious fuckstick, hyphenated surname and all.

Prepare the Cabriole table leg, I say.
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Re: Watch Standard Agencies explained

Postby smellody » November 28th 2017, 8:30pm

At least he split it into two parts.
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