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An Inside Look At How A High-End German Watch Is Made

Jun 27, 2015 By Archit Tripathi
Clocks and watches have long been associated with order. There's something oddly soothing about the consistent movement of a well-made timepiece, and it's always fascinating to see how so many tiny moving parts can come together in perfect synchrony. Perhaps that's why this video from Nomos Glashütte, a German luxury timepiece manufacturer, is so appealing - we get to see one of their gorgeous watches being made from start to finish. At retail, Nomos watches start in the $1,500 range and can sometimes go upwards of $20,000.

Although these days machines play a significant role in creating various watch parts, the first watchmakers had to craft each and every tiny little piece by hand. Even today, good watchmakers are required to know how to craft parts in case they have to work on older or unique timepieces that don't have spare parts readily available.
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