I often receive various messages from my watchmates in the background of the watch world, and one of them caught my attention. This cousin just entered the watch ‘big pit’, went to the store to watch the watch every three minutes. When many sales are at the reception, they will particularly emphasize that their watches are well polished. From the beginning, the cousin didn’t care. He talked too much about sales, and he was curious. Is the polishing of mechanical watches really useful? How to look at the grade of polishing? Although when it comes to watch polishing, most of them refer to the polishing of the movement, but in fact, the polishing range extends far beyond the movement, such as the case and bracelet. Without sanding, the watch is extremely rough and cannot be worn at all. The Swiss watch pays attention to details, and the center axis of the hands will also be polished, and the polishing of some details may sometimes be used as a basis for judging the authenticity of the watch. For example, taking the pointer axis , although this is a tiny part, Swiss watches are usually polished, and fake watches are difficult to take care of such as the axis of the pointer due to cost, process and other reasons. detail. The beautiful and delicate movement of the movement can greatly increase the added value of the watch. If we divide according to function, sanding can be roughly divided into two types: functional sanding and decorative sanding. Rolex focuses on functional grinding. Functional grinding is mainly practical. It can remove the burrs left during processing, enhance the rust resistance of the movement, and achieve the purpose of accurate watch operation. Decorative sanding focuses on aesthetics, and it has nothing to do with the accuracy of the watch. Polishing to increase the added value of watches is mostly decorative polishing. It should be noted here that the two are not one or the other, and sometimes there is a certain decorative nature in functional polishing and a functional nature in decorative polishing. Many people will think that Rolex’s movements are not very polished, and they don’t seem to be as ‘glossy’ as some brands. This is mainly because Rolex focuses on functional polishing for the sake of watchmaking. Rolex’s positioning is a high-level practical watch. Its annual output is about 700,000-800,000. If you pay attention to the decoration and beauty of the movement like some brands, and spend a lot of time on decorative polishing, it is not only difficult to guarantee such a huge The annual output and cost are not allowed. But if we look at it from another angle, Rolex’s polishing is actually in place. We know that Rolex is basically a watch with a dense bottom, so in fact, we usually can’t see the movement. But if we disassemble the Rolex movement and disassemble the splint above, we will find that Rolex has been polished in many places inside the movement. Many parts of the Rolex movement have been polished, and some brands of the same level as Rolex have been polished, although they have been thoroughly polished, and are polished beautifully where we can see with the naked eye. But where it can’t be seen, it’s completely perfunctory. Therefore, in my opinion, Rolex’s polishing is relatively kind, although it is not so beautiful, but it has a lot more conscience than some similar brands. When it comes to sanding, the most common is the fish scales. This is a relatively basic grinding technique. We can see fish scales on Swiss watches at different prices, and even on some domestic watches. It looks like fish scales, one by one, densely distributed on the oscillating weight or splint, and has a complex beauty. If some watches are reluctant to use fish scales, there is no decoration on the movement, and it is as smooth as undressed. What is the value of this watch, we don’t even have to look at the brand to know. If the fish scales are polished by an entry-level movement, the advanced version is considered Geneva Ripples . This is more common in high-end watches. Some entry-level brands will be decorated with Geneva ripples on individual parts such as the rotor. Blancpain’s ‘day-date’ dual calendar display uses standard Geneva ripples to polish the Geneva splines. The name comes from the sparkling Lake Geneva. The most common Geneva ripples are parallel straight lines, but it may not always be They are all ‘straight’ and can be bent to form other styles, such as circular or radial. Like the Omega Co-Axial movement, it uses radial Geneva waves. It should be noted that in some German brands, there are also polishing of fish scales and Geneva ripples, but because of different origins, they may be called differently, but there is no difference in essence. Using the Piaget 700P movement with ring-shaped Geneva wave polishing and the radial Omega 8704 coaxial coaxial plate with Geneva wave polishing, in addition to fish scales and Geneva waves, there are also brushed straight lines . From the shape point of view, brushed straight lines are a bit like thin hair. The texture of the splint is significantly better after being drawn with straight lines. For example, Panerai’s plywood is often polished in this way. Panerai 1312’s movement is brushed and straight grained. Although these three types of polishing can be seen in many brands, it does not mean that the quality of each is the same. The reason is also very simple. For example, there are many people who can speak English now, but they also speak English. Can the graduates of ordinary universities have the same level of simultaneous interpretation? Therefore, even if it is common fish scales and Geneva ripples, there will be a large gap between entry-level brands and top brands. In general, not only are top brands polished, but prices have also risen. For example, brands such as Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet, which sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars, can be easily handled, whether they are basic fish scales or more advanced Geneva ripples, and Delicate and textured, even with careful observation with eyepieces, it can still stand the test. The chamfering at the edges of the rounded chamfering splints that appear in top watches is even more effective. Chamfering is a technique that softens sharp, right-angled corners. The edges of the un-chamfered plywood are often at a 90-degree angle, which is very sharp. In some mid- to high-end brands, the edges of the splint are usually chamfered. According to the shape of the chamfer, there are bevel and round chamfers . Independent watchmaker brand GrÖnefeld’s round chamfer grinding in the movement. Bevel chamfering is based on the 90-degree right angle of the edge of the splint, file the bevel, and then carefully polish it with a tool. The truly advanced and ornamental is the round chamfer. With the watchmaker’s superb skills, the original splint edge of the original Pioneer is completely invisible, replaced by a pleasing ’round’ that is pleasing to the eye. Round chamfering is also one of the most difficult processes in grinding. One of the major difficulties of the chamfering process is the grasp of the ‘fire’. If the strength is too large, it is easy to deform the parts, and if the strength is too small, the chamfering effect is not good. In the impression, brands like Patek Philippe, Lange, Vacheron Constantin, etc., can make round chamfers. Philippe Dufour, Romain Gauthier, GrÖnefeld and other independent watchmakers are particularly good at round chamfering. It can be said that the brands that can make smooth and rounded chamfers are necessarily top brands. We often overlook chamfers in some places, such as holes in splints. Friends who are familiar with the structure of mechanical watches know that the mechanical movement is a bit like a ‘sandwich’ and consists of several splints. The plywood is fixed by screws, and the ‘home’ of the screws is in these holes. In addition, a jewel bearing that reduces friction and improves durability is also installed in the hole. So, don’t look at the small volume of these pores, but the effect is great. Fine watches always pay attention to details. The holes in these splints, as well as every screw, will not be missed. These holes have to be cut out with a special machine before burrs and blemishes are removed and chamfered. Vacheron Constantin’s tourbillon series ‘Xianglong Royal Pearl’ watch is black polished on the tourbillon holder. Another difficult polishing process is called black polishing, is also called mirror polishing. The reason why it is called black polishing is that the surface of this polished part appears completely black at a certain angle. Black polishing is usually only used for steel parts, such as tourbillon brackets, screws on clamp plates, and so on. Many of the screws of high-quality mechanical watches are black polished and very beautiful. Of course, such screws are not cheap, and some even cost dozens of Swiss francs. After all, you pay one price for one price. To enjoy good things, you must pay the corresponding price. The mechanical watch brings beautiful enjoyment to a large extent through decorative sanding and various traditional techniques. If there is no exquisite polishing, the charm of mechanical watches may be reduced by half.
Longines, a well-known Swiss watch manufacturer, became a partner of the 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters. With a passion for equestrian sports, Longines has successfully designated time for various CSIO equestrian obstacle courses including the National Cup. Longines, known for its elegance, will exquisitely express the precision and charm of equestrian sports with its exquisite column wheel chronograph stopwatch.
Longines presents the latest masterpiece column wheel chronograph stopwatch at the 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters
The history of Longines’ participation in equestrian sports can be traced back to 1926. This year, the brand served as the official timekeeper of the CHIO (Concours Hippique International Officiel) International Horse Show held in Geneva. This time as a partner of the 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters, the famous Swiss watch manufacturer Longines has continued the glory of cooperation between the brand and equestrian sports for more than 80 years. From the beginning of cooperation with equestrian sports, Longines is proud to cooperate with more than 100 national and international equestrian events, and has designated time for a variety of events, such as the World Championship, European Championship, CSIO Equestrian Obstacle Race and the Arab Equestrian Federation. Type events. Longines is also the official timekeeper for top flat horse racing, such as the French Diana Racing Grand Prix, the Royal Ascot Jockey Club, the Melbourne Cup Horse Racing Festival, the Dubai Horse World Cup, the Longines Singapore Gold Cup and the Kentucky Derby Jockey Club.
The beautiful woman wearing a gorgeous hat is at the Bird’s Nest 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters
The 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters is the highest standard equestrian event in China and even in Asia. International and domestic master riders are invited to attend. This year’s Masters will be held in the world-famous China National Stadium & mdash; Bird’s Nest. International riders will be led by German rider Ludger & middot; Ludger Beerbaum. Nine of the world’s top riders compete. Zhu Meimei, who has represented China in the international arena and Olympic rider Huang Zuping, will gather in the bird’s nest and start a fierce and exciting competition.
Longines will present a watch that perfectly reflects the brand’s philosophy and “elegant attitude, true personality” in the 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters. “Longines’ column-wheel chronograph with classic and delicate beauty The stainless steel case contains an exclusive blue column-wheel automatic winding movement. Through the transparent sapphire crystal case back, you can enjoy the exquisite movement of the movement. The silver dial has a 13-hour scale, and the chronograph functions include a central hand, a 30-minute cumulative dial and a 12-hour cumulative dial. A dark brown crocodile leather watch adds a finishing touch to this elegant watch.
Longines was founded in Soymia, Switzerland in 1832. It has a long history of 175 years and superb craftsmanship. It also has a distinguished tradition and outstanding experience in the field of sports timing. Longines is famous for its elegance with the flying wing hourglass as its symbol. As a well-known brand under the Swatch Group, a leading global watch manufacturer, Longines has spread to more than 130 countries around the world.
3. Longines is the partner of the 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters
4. Equestrian is the most elegant sport. Longines, famous for its elegance, has been involved in this event for almost 90 years.
5. Longines accurate timing for the 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters
6. The obstacles of the 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters are placed on the green ground in the bird’s nest.
7. Group photo with the elegant VIPs of Longines and Bird’s Nest 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters
8. The lady wearing Longines Heart and Moon series took a photo with the 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters
9. Longines accurate timing for the 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters
10. Beautiful woman in gorgeous hat posing with steed elegantly
11. Beautiful woman with gorgeous hat and elegant photo taken with steed
12. Beautiful woman with gorgeous hat and elegant photo taken with steed
13. Beautiful woman in gorgeous hat posing with steed elegantly
14. Equestrian is the most elegant sport. Longines, known for its elegance, has been involved in this event for almost 90 years.
15. Longines accurate timing for the 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters
16. Longines accurately timed the 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters
17. Dress elegantly Watch the precise and elegant equestrian, Longines brings the most elegant sports to the Chinese elite
18. Dress elegantly Watch the precise and elegant equestrian, Longines brings the most elegant sports to the Chinese elite
19. Dress elegantly Watch the precise and elegant equestrian, Longines brings the most elegant sports to the Chinese elite
20. The world’s top ten riding equestrian gatherings in the Bird’s Nest
21. The world’s top ten riding equestrian collection bird nests, 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters is the highest equestrian event in China
22. The world’s top ten equestrian horses gather in the bird’s nest.
23. Dress elegantly Watch the precise and elegant equestrian, Longines brings the most elegant sports to the Chinese elite
24. Longines precisely timed the 2011 Beijing International Equestrian Masters
Formal watches are an eternal theme. Generally speaking, the thickness of a dress watch is thin, and matching with a shirt can bring out the charm of a man. For professionals in the workplace, a formal watch is not only very practical, but also can decorate your facade and enhance your temperament and taste. Today, the Watch House recommends three entry-level dressing watches of about 30,000 to accompany watch friends on the workplace. I hope everyone will like them.
Omega Dish Flying Series 4220.127.116.11.06.002
Product model: 418.104.22.168.06.002
Domestic public price: 26600
Watch diameter: 39.5 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: Cal.2500
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details: 679
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 50 meters
Watch details: zenith / 57834 /
Watch Comments: Zenith ELITE classic watches are based on simple design and the pursuit of elegance as creative ideas, loyal to tradition and pay tribute to classics. This watch follows the classic design of Zenith. The silver dial and simple three-pin design revert to the original classic. The ultra-thin case design is very suitable for formal wear, showing the elegant man’s style between raising hands and feet. This watch is equipped with an Elite 679 automatic winding movement, which provides a power reserve of at least 50 hours when fully wound.
Cartier tank series WSTA0029
Product model: WSTA0029
Domestic public price: 25500
Watch diameter: 40.85 mm
Case thickness: 7.65 mm
Movement type: automatic
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details: cartier / 58742 /
Watch Reviews: Cartier launched the Tank watch in 1917 through continuous exploration of styling lines and relentless pursuit of technology. Since then, the Cartier Tank series has been distinguished by vertical lugs that resemble tank tracks and a case that resembles a tank body, as has this Cartier watch. There are also classic Roman numerals, minute track, and sapphire crown, which are all essential elements of the Tank watch. The diameter is 31×40.85 mm and the thickness is 7.65 mm.
Summary: The three formal watches introduced above are designed to be simple and elegant, with classic and timeless shapes, which set off the masculine charm. Moreover, the price of these three watches is around 30,000 yuan. If you have a tablemate who has a recent purchase intention and has a budget in this range, consider them. (Picture / text watch home Wu Fengqi)