PUSHERS AND CORRECTORS
- General Description
- Pros & Cons
- Artisanal Method
- Semi-artisanal Method
- Industrial Method
- High-Tech Method
Push-button is a button that allows to activate a mechanism of the watch.
In watchmaking, it is often used to control the start and stop of a chronograph and its reset to zero, but it can also have other functions on other types of complications, for example the correction of the date sometimes made by a corrector.
Correctors are more discreet and smaller than the pushers. They are sometimes found to correct the indications of a calendar or a moon phase for example. The pusher allows more creativity in the design than a pusher.
There was a time when some designers tried to blend chronograph pushers into the design of a titanium watch for example. Other designers went the other way with pushers of different colors.
Some collectors like to collect the very first generation of wrist chronographs. Very often these were not waterproof and thus did not have a rubber seal on the pushers. Thus, these vintage pushers have a much more direct contact with the mechanism. This is in a very large part also the case for pocket watches. With the arrival of the waterproof watches arrived also the screwed pushers. Although not screwed pushers can be waterproof but to lesser depths than watches with screwed pushers.
In the case of handmade production, it will be possible to produce tappets and correctors almost one by one in accordance with the desired design. However, the production of screwed pushers will be difficult in this mode of production.
For the semi-artisanal production where the quantities are often too large for handmade, it is often standard pushers and correctors already existing on the market that are used.
For industrial production, i.e. large quantities, we can create a production line for the component we are producing.
We will be able to produce screwed pushers, an important asset for water-resistance that is difficult to produce by hand. We can also respect the general design of the watch and integrate it into the machined components.