‘Movement’! Everyone knows, no one knows, a terminology that watchmakers never leave. This term is so well known and well known in Switzerland that anyone knows the important meaning of this keyword. Later, this technical term was used naturally by people as a special pronoun, referring specifically to ‘an important social problem.’ In the watch manufacturing area throughout Switzerland, the “movement” ranks first in the world, and the “Swiss Movement Manufactures Association” as one of the four pillars of the watch industry, together with its counterparts, supports the entire Swiss watch industry. produce. So how do literati and scholars define this world-famous term? In other words, how is the original meaning of the word defined? Investigating the source, the original meaning of the word is closely related to the word ‘design’, specifically referring to a ‘simple part’ in the finished watch. If people today know that there is a ‘world of movements’ and a world of watches and clocks, which both exist independently and are interdependent, then we have to retrace the traces of history in order to find why the two ‘worlds’ are halfway between them. Why is the real reason for a complete separation? Because this is indeed an important issue.
The real reason for the complete breakup is by no means a rift between the two. The reason for the breakup is from the day-to-day and sporadic disagreements, and the real reason is often unknown in the long river of history, some unpredictable dark waves. In order to better understand the overall and true answer, we have to revisit history, and even go back to the early days of the birth of watches and clocks, which is the beauty of each work, each new invention from the ‘artisan of watchmaking’ or the hand of the artist Years. In that era, everyone knew exactly what a watch or a clock was, but no one ever mentioned the term ‘movement’. What is important is a fully completed clock or watch. The watchmaker does not think that it is necessary to distinguish between the ‘movement’ and other parts of the watch. This is completely different from the modern mechanized assembly line production method. . A finished finished clock is a clock in the true sense, as simple as air is air. Over time, people began to realize and realize that they must be distinguished from each other. At this time, the broad term of clocks and watches and the noun ‘movement’ began to separate. This is a gradual understanding and a gradual practice process. We cannot strictly indicate the exact year.
Like typewriters and steam locomotives, Swiss timepieces, especially early handmade products, have retained the original style inherited by the glorious founders. Looking at the original antiques, we can recall the long history of this industry. One of them appeared in the Jura region on a date that no one can determine, and spent its childhood here. Time, and thrive in the years to come. The official chronicles of the earliest generation of the watch industry in Switzerland are rarely noticed, and accurate information and unambiguous descriptions are extremely scarce. In the process of research, we are often ‘confused’, can’t tell whether it is true history? Or unverifiable folklore? The obscure birth date of the Swiss watch industry lacks conclusive evidence. Far from complete historical data, different regions give different sketchy answers. Taking Geneva as an example, the introduction of this industry or, more precisely, this art should be dated to the end of the sixteenth century. One of the evidence is that the city’s Thomas-Bayer was officially registered as a ‘clock and watch’ in 1554. Craftsman ‘, another name is Martin Dubre, one of the earliest well-known watchmakers. As for the Nasserdale region, Danielle-Jean Richard is the undisputed founder of the industry.
These famous ancestors are worthy of the glorious title given by history. But the heroic role they play is not isolated. Their great deeds are like their father and brother, their contemporaries, their descendants, and many others we have not yet known, and have made concrete contributions to this cause. The joint efforts of many colleagues, while benefiting from the unique and favorable manufacturing environment, this kind of art can finally establish a foothold in this mountainous region with harsh climate. Everyone knows that this art-filled industry eventually becomes an integral part of the industrial manufacturing industry, because this kind of manufacturing industry may be more suitable for the collective labor model than the individual individual operation. In fact, everyone knows that a scientific invention with a clear right of attribution is usually the accidental discovery of a genius individual. A clearer expression should be that someone is in a certain field and the first to discover or publish a brand new result. Or new products like never before.
People will find that at the historic moment when the professional term ‘movement’ is formally used, the parts that make up the ‘movement’ will no longer look the same as before, and will begin to change along with the development of the entire Swiss watch industry. The evolution of these parts will make the professional term ‘movement’ famous.