Even the top watchmakers in the world have to start somewhere. Often working as watchmaking apprentices, they begin their careers working with, or getting the chance to experience, a wide variety of movements from the most basic to the most intricate. When I checked out the Watchville feed and saw that A Collected Man had assembled a group of five of the best-known living watchmakers today to choose their favorite watch movement, I knew I had to check it out.
The watchmakers featured in the article include Bart Grönefeld, Stephen Forsey, and Roger Smith – who shares a very unique story involving George Daniels and the testing of the Co-Axial Escapement on a Rolex caliber 3035. The movements chosen range from a Valjoux Calibre 5 to a 200-year-old Breguet pocket watch regulator tourbillon, with a variety of great selections in between. I have to say, it was a joy to read these masters of their craft reminiscing on old times and picking out a single movement that they consider to be their very favorite.
For more, head over to A Collected Man and check out the article.
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