Classique Skeleton Pocket

One For The Connoisseur

DSCN9286This is one for the connoisseur of classic, simple, mechanical beauty.
Apart from the shock proof system, which looks very much like the Seiko Diashock system, the technology is standard, Swiss 19th century. In fact, I doubt if the tooling for this movement has changed any more than minutely since it was first produced just after the first world war.
So now in the teen years of the 21st century where micro electronics rule supreme, where mechanical technology, that once ruled, has become a novel curiosity, this “tarted up” example of old technology that was once taken for granted, is now an object of marvel and beauty by all that cast their eyes upon it.

This is how it’s done:

mvtTake a standard Unitas 6497 17 jewel pocket watch movement, cut as much out of the plates as possible so as to reveal all of the mechanical components, put a high quality finish on all components, plate the bridges and plates with palladium, engrave the plates with a classic pattern, blue the screws, install the movement into a double sided glass case without a dial and that’s it!

 

DSCN9289This is the result. An object of timeless mechanical beauty that is perfect for a very special gift such as a 21st, graduation, special achievement etc.

I can only find one fault with this object of allurement……its price! At $850 it is way under priced!

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About robswatches

I’m a horoligical “petrol head”! I love classical mechanical watches, not because they tell me the time, I can get the time from cheap quartz watches, my computer, phone, microwave or just about anywhere. I’m interested in the movements of watches, the aesthetics of case design and their construction, the history and the simple thrill of watching tiny, beautifully finished wheels, pinions and other parts turning and oscillating and marvelling at the craftsmanship that created it.
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