Does Hand Finishing Matter?

Does Hand Finishing Matter?

Postby Racer-X » August 26th 2018, 3:09pm

"Those of you who have visited online watch forums with any frequency have very likely come across at least a few heated discussions of “finishing,” a topic that seems to fascinate, and divide, enthusiasts.

The temperature seems to go even higher when the discussion turns to “hand finishing.” Interpreted strictly, this is the art of shaping, beveling, striping, polishing, frosting, and applying other patterns to watch components using hand-driven tools alone.

What’s all the fuss about? I have to confess that when I first started buying watches, the whole concept of “finishing” was completely unknown to me."
User avatar
Senior Member & WIS
Posts: 5751
Joined: June 11th 2011, 10:00pm

Re: Does Hand Finishing Matter?

Postby foghorn » August 26th 2018, 3:36pm

Awaiting Conjurer, for whom this thread title is a pitch right down the middle.
User avatar
Founding Member & Master of Time
Posts: 18725
Joined: December 18th 2009, 11:00pm

Re: Does Hand Finishing Matter?

Postby conjurer » August 26th 2018, 6:59pm

Hand finishing is better than nothing.
I checked you out, and I now want you to take the journey to lick my taint. It's small, but vast.

--Temerity, to Mr. Neckbeard.
User avatar
ASSHAT & Master of Time
Posts: 29026
Joined: July 13th 2010, 10:00pm

Re: Does Hand Finishing Matter?

Postby bedlam » August 26th 2018, 10:59pm

conjurer wrote:Hand finishing is better than nothing.

That's exactly what my wife keeps telling me!
"If I could put a finger on the moment we genuinely fucked ourselves, it was the moment we decided that data was something you could use words like believe or disbelieve around...

The Water Knife

Paolo Bacigalupi
User avatar
WIS Divemaster
Posts: 8370
Joined: November 12th 2011, 11:00pm
Location: Fremantle, Australia (GMT +8)

Return to General Watch talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests