A few photos of recent visit to the Manufacture

Very focused.  So much so that we automatically spoke more softly.

A few photos of recent visit to the Manufacture

A few photos of recent visit to the Manufacture


Movements and parts.  I just like the Cal 1003.

A few photos of recent visit to the Manufacture

A few photos of recent visit to the Manufacture

A few photos of recent visit to the Manufacture


One of the photos I liked best.  No problem getting the shoe covers on.

A few photos of recent visit to the Manufacture
love the last picture, I sent it to my mother as proof of my being a
11/05/2012 - 10:21
doctor cheeky
We do look like doctors, don't we
11/05/2012 - 10:47
But funny that you said that.  Having visited the Manufacturer, seeing the dedication, the specialised tools and minute parts, it did come across to me that watchmaker is not very different from that of a surgeon.  One wrong move ...
thanks for the report
11/05/2012 - 22:07
cool pictures... I agree with you, it feels that for a lot of the pieces they are working with, one wrong move, and you have to start over... I wonder how many guilloche dials, for example, get discarded/ have to be redone as a % of total production? Loved the doctor suit and shoescool
Is the cal. 1003/4 designation new?
11/05/2012 - 15:58
I had not see "/4" before.  I wonder hwat has changed about the caliber to necessitate the "/4." In any case, thanks for posting more photos of the visit.  Did you see the room where they actually work on teh caliber 1003? I had thought that was off-limits to visitors.  I do love the shoe covers -- you guys like very happy. Best, Robert
We have to get you to Geneva.....
11/06/2012 - 05:09
Don't you think it is time for you to visit the workshops? :-) Bill
I agree.
11/06/2012 - 06:23
It is getting to be time.
its just the engraving on the back which changed
11/06/2012 - 10:15
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The only difference I can see in photos...
11/06/2012 - 15:58
...is that the 1003/3 has "750" engraved on the movement while the 1003/4 has "Au750" engraved.  Is there some other difference in the engraving or decoration, either on the bottom or top of the movement?  This change from 750 to Au750 seems so slight, not enough to warrant any change in the caliber reference number...but maybe it is.  Thanks, Alex. Robert
you are correct!
11/06/2012 - 16:31
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