Does Hand Finishing Matter?

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Does Hand Finishing Matter?

Post by Racer-X » August 26th 2018, 3:09pm

"Those of you who have visited online watch forums with any frequency have very likely come across at least a few heated discussions of “finishing,” a topic that seems to fascinate, and divide, enthusiasts.

The temperature seems to go even higher when the discussion turns to “hand finishing.” Interpreted strictly, this is the art of shaping, beveling, striping, polishing, frosting, and applying other patterns to watch components using hand-driven tools alone.

What’s all the fuss about? I have to confess that when I first started buying watches, the whole concept of “finishing” was completely unknown to me."

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Re: Does Hand Finishing Matter?

Post by bedlam » August 26th 2018, 10:59pm

conjurer wrote:Hand finishing is better than nothing.

That's exactly what my wife keeps telling me!
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