Earlier i posted a question regarding metal alloy used for minute repeater gong, thank you to all who have participated answering..thank you.
I am wondering, when a vintage minuter repeater is brought into for repair, can watchmaker be able to completely repair the gong sound. does the manufacturer be able to keep a sound file archive, so not to deviate the original sound for each repeater base on its model after it has been overhauled or reparied due to damages...?
IF the gong is damaged, will manufacturer replace it with the same vintage alloy of that era , or putting a new gong with modern day material ??
How much changes you think the material "alloy" manufacturer used say 50 years ago from what is currently being used ??
What does collector prefer in terms of sound quality, vintage pocket watch minute repeater or modern day wristwatch minute repeater ??
Can sound quality improve as time goes further ??