How To Make A Watch – by ORIENT

April 17th, 2012 | 3 Comments

Ever wondered how automatic watches are made?

Here is an incredible video that takes you through the process … it’s sped up too! Imagine the patience of this horologist.

Here are some Youtube comments on this video …

  • “High end Orient & Seiko are the best watches in the world. Nobody can come close to the obsessive compulsiveness of Japanese quality!”
  • I bought an Orient watch last year. This automatic watch is amazing. Its accuracy is about +/- 5 secs a day. I paid about 200. What a value. The Swiss better look out!
  • The precision of the technician installing the peices is like that of a surgeon.

Pretty cool stuff.

  1. 3 Comments | Tell us what you think!

  2. By Walter Turchyn on Jul 23, 2009

    Thanks for your video. It was very interesting. I’d also be interested in seeing how the small parts are made. I have a small metal-working lathe, but cannot imagine the size of tools needed to fabricate the gears of a watch!

  3. By RobG on Jul 26, 2009

    Good grief…that’s a lot more work for an individual piece than I thought it would be. I do a fair amount of fly-tying for fly-fishing and can appreciate the time labored over small parts and details. Very hard to automate all of it.

  4. By David Holland on Apr 28, 2012

    It’s a real joy to see the dedication in the faces of the watchmakers. The workmanship in the movement is also obvious. There seems to be fewer examples of workmanship like this as time passes,particuliarly if it’s in an affordable product.

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