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Did you knowt that first self-winding pocket watches were made by Le Locle's watchmaker Abraham Louis Perelet in around 1770. Another Swiss watchmaker and innovator Abraham Louis Breguet soon improved the movement design. For a long time though self winding watches were considered no more than a novelty rather than a marketable concept. It wasn't until 1923 when the British firm Harwood simplified the auto winding mechanism that idea of self-winding watch took off again.

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Bell-Matic Republic Forum bellmania.blogspot.com
Bellmatics www.bellmatics.com
Horology www.nawcc-index.net
Poor Man's Watch Forums www.pmwf.com
Ranft Watches (Ranft-Uhren) www.ranfft.de
TimeZone www.timezone.com
WatchUSeek www.watchuseek.com
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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