This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the watchmaking environment and the preliminary steps in component manufacturing. Here, you will find all the information about materials used in watchmaking, tools, machines, and more.
UNITS OF MEASUREMENT
This chapter lists all the units of measurement relevant to watchmaking. Their abbreviations, fields of application, associated standards, and sometimes their conversions.
The range of materials used in watchmaking has expanded considerably in recent years. New metal alloys, ceramics, composite materials, and carbon have taken their rightful place in the watchmaking world. This chapter gives a comprehensive description of their nature, properties, and areas of application.
TOOLS & MACHINES
This chapter describes the variety of existing tools and machines, their roles, technical characteristics, and fields of application, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
Until the end of the 20th century, surface treatments often limited themselves to galvanic processes (traditionally gilding and rhodium plating). Since then, this area has been experiencing the most significant expansion and the highest number of innovations, including the introduction of physical vapour deposition (PVD) processes.
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