A Guided Tour Of The IWC Factory By Jack Freedman NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: Please note that any and all information submitted here may not be accurate and could be unconfirmed.   5. Movement Production and Assembly The primary reason for the success and respect for the brand is that... Read more
A Tour Of The IWC Factory By Jack Freedman NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: Please note that any and all information submitted here may not be accurate and could be unconfirmed.   4. Manufacturing of Straps Like with crystals, straps are produced by outside suppliers to the specific orders of IWC.... Read more
A Guided Tour Of The IWC Factory By Jack Freedman NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: Please note that any and all information submitted here may not be accurate and could be unconfirmed.   3. Manufacturing of Crystals Although crystals are not produced in-house by IWC, the company works very closely with... Read more
A Guided Tour Of The IWC Factory By Jack Freedman NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: Please note that any and all information submitted here may not be accurate and could be unconfirmed.   2. Manufacturing of Bracelets In these photos, we see the meticulous and tedious work required to assemble and... Read more
A Tour Of The IWC Factory By Jack Freedman NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: Please note that any and all information submitted here may not be accurate and could be unconfirmed. FACTORY PRODUCTION 1. Manufacturing of CasesIWC, from its inception a pioneer in modern equipment capable of producing the finest machined... Read more
A Guided Tour Of The IWC Factory By Jack Freedman NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: Please note that any and all information submitted here may not be accurate and could be unconfirmed. HISTORY Founded in 1868 by Florentine Jones, a 27-year old American master watchmaker from Boston, the IWC Watch Company... Read more
Review of Lange Datograph Part 4 By Peter Chong, November 1999 Movement finish As is typical of Lange watches, the finish is impeccable. Shown left is the detail of the balance cock, showing the balance wheel, and the balance spring. Labelled 1, is the overcoil curve. Note that as... Read more
Review of Lange Datograph Part 3 By Peter Chong, November 1999 The column wheel Depending on the state in which the chronograph mechanism is in at that moment, the column wheel will coordinate the start of the chronograph stop of the chronograph reset of the chronograph retour en voul,... Read more
A Guided Tour Of The IWC Factory By Jack Freedman NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: Please note that any and all information submitted here may not be accurate and could be unconfirmed. THE FUTURE OF IWC Under the able leadership of its legendary bright chairman, Mr. Gunter Blumlein, IWC is well... Read more
Tour of Lange Uhren Factory Part 3 By Peter Chong, May 1999 Optimized for a 1024 pixel width screen. Other screen widths may cause text and graphics to overlap. Quality Control After regulation, all the watches are sent to the Quality Control Department, where each watch is subjected to... Read more
Review of Lange Datograph Part 2 By Peter Chong, November 1999 Lange Caliber L951.1 The Dial and hands. The dial is machined from a piece of solid silver, and is black, with the constant seconds subdial and the minute recorder subdial in white. I don’t know if this will... Read more
A Guided Tour Of The IWC Factory By Jack Freedman NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: Please note that any and all information submitted here may not be accurate and could be unconfirmed.   COMPLICATED TIMEPIECES Taking its time to make complicated timepieces, IWC celebrated its 125th anniversary in 1993 by introducing... Read more
Tour of Lange Uhren Factory Part 2 By Peter Chong, May 1999 Optimized for a 1024 pixel width screen. Other screen widths may cause text and graphics to overlap. Assembly of the watch I also saw the assembly of the 3/4 plate. The process is a simple one (at... Read more
A Guided Tour Of The IWC Factory By Jack Freedman NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: Please note that any and all information submitted here may not be accurate and could be unconfirmed.   QUALITY CONTROL IWC relies on a two-prong strategy for tight quality control. As part of their overall forward... Read more
Tour of Lange Uhren Factory Part 1 By Peter Chong, May 1999 Optimized for a 1024 pixel width screen. Other screen widths may cause text and graphics to overlap. The Dresden skyline. Dresden. A magnificient city. After Basel, and a week in Italy, I was really looking forward to... Read more
TZ – Week 6/21/1999 Payne Stewart’s reaction when his drive busted the crystal out of a spectator’s Rolex! OK, I’m back! Let’s Roll. I’ve been very busy. Since we last Wrapped, I’ve attended the U.S.Open Golf Tournament, I celebrated Father’s Day, I went Yacht-ing (is a 32′ boat considered... Read more
TimeZone Wrap-Up©6/7/1999 Folks, where I am, it is H-O-T! No rain since mid-May. The earliest 100 degree day in 19 years (that would be 1980 for those of you on the metric system). People here have all but stopped buying watches. Watch dealers are selling watermelons to make ends... Read more
Week 6/1/1999 “BullsEye!” According to Davis147, I was “sucking the right tit “last week! Now, lest anyone find this udderly offensive, let me explain that this is a British “local expression”, the origins of which I have absolutely no idea. I’m not even sure if this meant that I... Read more
“The TimeZone Wrap-Up is a mouthpiece for the Watchn*t agenda.” – Jerry Falwell Week 5/17/1999 The funnest (real word, I checked) thing about doing the Wrap-Up is that I can write anything I want. It doesn’t even have to be about watches. So, I’ll start this week by wishing... Read more
The TimeZone New MilleniumWrap-Up© Ok you Watch Weenies©, it’s all over but the blackouts. The catastrophic crippling that will end social order as we know it is but hours away. Months will pass before we are back together with a credit system that will support our watch habits. That... Read more
“Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.” — Coco Chanel Week 5/10/1999 As the second week of another month, the mood around TZ was predictably laid back with little or nothing to grab hold of as a theme. I have made careful observations of... Read more
TimeZone Wrap-Up©Circa 10.31.99 Some of you wrote me recently and asked “Gee Terry, just how many people read the Wrap-Up©“ Well, as much as I’d like to answer that question, I can’t. The readership, along with your household incomes and watch preferences, is considered strictly confidential. This is powerful... Read more
We should restore the practice of dueling. It might improve manners around here. — Edward Abbey Things got a little crazy Wednesday when Nr.6, dl, John Toh, and Newman took things into their own hands. That’s Ed & me on the left, regaining control of the Forum. Judge Crater,... Read more
“Dumb,dumb,da,da,da,Dumb” My Summer Vacation I’ve not done a Wrap-Up© in so long that I forgot how to actually start, and had to look at some old ones for reference. I could’ve sworn that I used a lot more nudity, and as I recall, there were banner ads for pharmaceuticals,... Read more
“Either he’s dead or my watch has stopped.”– Groucho Marx “I could have a million more friends and all I’d have to do is change my point of view (about Rolex watches)” — J. Prine – 1988 Week 4/26/1999 I leave for one lousy week and TimeZone has its... Read more
TimeZone Wrap-UpWeek 10.4.99 “Excuse me. I just popped in to collect a Urhen specimen” I hate to say this, but there are too damn many people on TimeZone these days. Too many new people. They come and go. They use funny names. They confuse us, then they leave. They... Read more
“Roses are red, violets are blue, I love TimeZone Wrap-Up, and – oh, this is ridiculous!” – T.S. Eliot Week 4/12/1999 Hi everyone. Well, what a blah week this turned out to be. No spewing, no leaving, no fighting, no getting mad, damn near “no nothing“, if you ask... Read more
TimeZone San FranciscoVisit Wrap-Up© It was with great anticipation that I left N.C. Tuesday morning for a return visit to one of my most favorite cities in the world, and while this would make it an even dozen, it would mark my first face-to-face encounter with a fellow TimeZoner... Read more
IWC cal. 32524 in the Aquatimer and Facts Originally Posted by Time Flies on September 20, 1998 Copyright, 1998, 1999, G. J. Buhyoff Well, I can see that it is time to post this. l wanted to wait until I had even more information about the sealing process used... Read more
Week 7/12/1999 Danny, blowing the “horn” on his fellow band members. Voted “Most likely to Snitch”, 1985 I was fine and in a wonderful mood and all ready to do a Bang-Up© Wrap-Up© this week when on Wednesday, I get this pinhead lecture on using photos without divulging proper... Read more
Review of Lange Datograph By Peter Chong November 1999 Driving in the rain…watercolor by Photoshop. Inspiration by Boon The Lange Datograph. Here it lies on my wrist as I drove to work in the rain. The foul weather, and the resulting traffic jam, promised the drive to be bore.... Read more
Madame, I may be drunk, but I know all about TimeZone, because I read Terry Russell’s TZ Wrap-Up every Sunday morning with my breakfast.” – Winston Churchill Happy 4th of July – 1999 IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.A DECLARATION By the REPRESENTATIVES of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, In... Read more
A Guided Tour of The IWC Factory NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: Please note that any and all information submitted here may not be accurate and could be unconfirmed. INTRODUCTION I am especially pleased to be your tour guide of the well-known International Watch Company located in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, a company... Read more
The Beauty of Watch Decorations & Finishes by Jack Freedman NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: Please note that any and all information submitted here may not be accurate and could be unconfirmed. Introduction The decorations and finishes of a watch movement, the subject matter discussed here, appear primarily on the MAIN... Read more
The Beauty of Watch Decorations & Finishes Part 2 by Jack Freedman NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: Please note that any and all information submitted here may not be accurate and could be unconfirmed. Hand engraved motifs IWC Il Destriero Precious metals GP Three Gold Bridges JLC 889 21k peripheral mass... Read more
Bart: Who is this Terry Russell, anyway? Jim (The Waco Kid): Well, Terry Russell ain’t exactly a “who,” he’s more of a “what.” It’s almost mid-year so we thought we’d bring you a Wrap-Up©. Notice I said “we”. Who ‘s the other part of “we”? Who else? Eduardo de... Read more
Traveling Time Instruments From Luis Vuitton by Jack Freedman NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: Please note that any and all information submitted here may not be accurate and could be unconfirmed. Traveling Time Instruments from LOUIS VUITTON Few people, even in the horological world, are aware of unique timepieces once sold... Read more

The AMT 1

Community Articles October 7, 2002

   The AMT 1 by Jack Freedman NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: Please note that any and all information submitted here may not be accurate and could be unconfirmed. In the previous issue, no. 3, we examined an avalanche of horological breakthroughs which put Swiss watchmaking in a renaissance period with... Read more
   Horological Breakthroughs by Jack Freedman NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER: Please note that any and all information submitted here may not be accurate and could be unconfirmed. In this issue, No. 3, we will focus on an avalanche of horological breakthroughs which puts Swiss watchmaking in a renaissance period with... Read more
The Minerva Limited EditionTimeZone Watchby Richard PaigeFirstly, I would like to thank Jean-Jacques Frey, President of Minerva, for without his belief in the credibility of TimeZone.Com this watch would of never come to reality.The project started about 2 years ago. I was having my usual problems trying to convince... Read more