GREAT BRITAIN, A HOROLOGICAL SUPERPOWER

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GREAT BRITAIN, A HOROLOGICAL SUPERPOWER

Postby koimaster » July 8th 2018, 9:35pm

For about 200 years before the 20th century, Great Britain boasted undisputed supremacy of watchmaking, thanks to the British Empire’s global maritime ambition and navigational needs. What happened then? And is a revival possible?

This may be a mind-bending fact.

Yes, Swiss watchmaking reigns supreme in the hearts of high-end watch buyers the world over, as we know it.

But the golden era of British watchmaking saw around half of the world’s watches coming from those shores, yielding an illustrious list of inventions from every major escapement design, to around three-quarters of the remaining innovations.

I took part in an initiative called the ‘Made In Britain Collective’ earlier this month, to showcase Schofield, the hipster cool English brand from Skolorr’s pedigree independent tribe. While seducing curious members of an exclusive London private club with such glorifying history, it got me thinking...


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1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
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Re: GREAT BRITAIN, A HOROLOGICAL SUPERPOWER

Postby conjurer » July 8th 2018, 11:07pm

Then they made the Smiths Everest, and fucked everything totally up!!
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Re: GREAT BRITAIN, A HOROLOGICAL SUPERPOWER

Postby foghorn » July 9th 2018, 2:26am

conjurer wrote:Then they made the Smiths Everest, and fucked everything totally up!!



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Why, he's no fun, he fell right over.
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