My insight view of Zenith … Part 6 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

Now let´s discover how the movements are assembled and regulated.

 

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… Assembling a movement that is produced in bigger quantities has to be organized in a logical work chain …

… Assembling a movement that is produced in bigger quantities has to be organized in a logical work chain …

… every of these women adds another or several components. Then the movement then continues in its designated flow and is handled over to the next colleague …

… every of these women adds another or several components. Then the movement then continues in its designated flow and is handled over to the next colleague …

… my photograph shows in the middle the chronograph movement in which another component will be added …

… my photograph shows in the middle the chronograph movement in which another component will be added …

… by standardising the work flow the quality and speed is increased. Of course the ladies rotate during the week and they do not always do the same operations …

… by standardising the work flow the quality and speed is increased. Of course the ladies rotate during the week and they do not always do the same operations …

… one movement after the other shows up …

… one movement after the other shows up …

… the speed of work is controlled by the employee …

… the speed of work is controlled by the employee …

… the more experience one has the quicker the work is done …

… the more experience one has the quicker the work is done …

… here a component of the movement is assembled …

… here a component of the movement is assembled …

… little by little a chronograph movement is completely assembled …

… little by little a chronograph movement is completely assembled …

… almost done …

… almost done …

… the Zenith calibre 4021 …

… the Zenith calibre 4021 …

… employees not only assemble Zenith watches they also wear them …

… employees not only assemble Zenith watches they also wear them …

… the chronograph functions are tested and adjusted …

… the chronograph functions are tested and adjusted …

… start, stop, reset …

… start, stop, reset …

… a little adjustment here and there …

… a little adjustment here and there …

… start, stop, reset …

… start, stop, reset …

… and again start, stop, reset …

… and again start, stop, reset …

… the assembly chain of the chronograph movement …

… the assembly chain of the chronograph movement …

… regulating the assembled chronographs …

… regulating the assembled chronographs …

… step by step the chronometry is improved …

… step by step the chronometry is improved …

… Measurement of the rate accuracy, the amplitude and the beat error of mechanical watches is done with Swiss Witschi Electronic equipement...

… Measurement of the rate accuracy, the amplitude and the beat error of mechanical watches is done with Swiss Witschi Electronic equipement…

… the Witschi measures the movement in six positions …

… the Witschi measures the movement in six positions …

… experts know what to do if a movement does not regulate as it should …

… experts know what to do if a movement does not regulate as it should …

… in the end the only thing that counts is accuracy …

… in the end the only thing that counts is accuracy …

… accuracy for a long period of time …

… accuracy for a long period of time …

… all these ladies and gentlemen are regulating and adjusting movements …

… all these ladies and gentlemen are regulating and adjusting movements …

… in the end a fully automated test distinguishes the bad and good ones …

… in the end a fully automated test distinguishes the bad and good ones …

… the ten movements are tested in six positions …

… the ten movements are tested in six positions …

 

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  1. Quang Tong says:

    I love repair watch , I doing it for 30 year , I have many tool . I want to learn new ( SKILL & TOOL from your SHOP ) But to day watchmaker tool ( VERY EXPENSIVE ) some I can not pay for it , feel bad . But I will try the best I can all way . Thank you

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