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What do you like on old watches that you don't see on modern ones? 

I've had this Tatton of Edinburgh stopwatch for a while now, but being a bit slow in the workshop today I decided to have a closer look at the Excelsior Park movement. 



I noticed the bridge with the engraving "spare parts" so being curious I decided to take it off the movement to have a look. Under the bridge is a small compartment containing parts to fix the movement, including a new balance staff, Genius idea that I just can't imagine any modern brand doing. Just shows how the attitude towards repairing watches has changed. 



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Interesting topic...thank you. :thumbsup:


Also have one of these Racine/Gallet stopwatches.

Retailed by Garrards, London.





In many old pocket watches you were able to determine, by the marks, who made the movement, case maker, dial maker, retailer, year of manufacture, from all the marks present...








Aside from service scratch marks, it's always a delight to have these included...

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