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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. 

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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.

1960's...

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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...

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

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