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Now, I am 52 years of age and more than a little weatherworn. I often feel a little detached from today’s society and, like the aforementioned grandmother, I view many objects from the past in a more positive light than their present-day counterparts.
I wonder if Thomas Steinemann, the CEO of Swiss watch brand, DuBois et fils, shares my view of the world.
Recently, his company has looked to the past and used a movement that was invented nearly 70 years ago, the Bidynator. This vintage movement made by FELSA was the first automatic movement with a ‘double-sided winding rotor’, today more commonly known as a bidirectional rotor. The movement was originally intended for watches worn by manual workers, hence it had to be robust.
https://www.escapementmagazine.com/arti ... ator.html/
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