Watchmaking a Dying Art

Previously, we posted a video of how a watch was made. Sadly enough, most of the process was now handled by high precision machines. This is just one of the downsides of technology at its utmost prevalence. The demand for watchmakers is being slowly but surely phased out into mostly repairs and maintenance.

With almost everyone being a techy with their iPhones and Androids, it’s hard to imagine that there was a time when watches were 100% handmade. This translated into a higher appreciation for the craftsmanship and artistry that big name brands now hold.

While we may adorn the highest quality watches, we should not forget the makers behind them. The origins are what gives it value and to imagine a mind ingenious enough to derive such schematics from scratch is an intelligence worth revering.


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