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American Watchmaking

Two Swiss reports giving detailed information about American watch production.
Description of the exhibits and comments on the relative qualities of Swiss and American watches.
Details of machine manufacturing methods and interchangeability.
Detailed but brief study of tools and machines.
A history, primarily of Waltham, written in response to Aaron Dennison being erroneously described as the "father of American watchmaking".
Written by one of the main mechanics at Waltham.
A delightful example of watch advertising!
Subtitled "Three Unfortunate Mistakes", this article looks at the reaction of the British Horological Institute to American watchmaking.
An article discussing the significance of Jacques David's reports (see David "American and Swiss Watchmaking in 1876").
A study of watch mainspring gauges and their inaccuracies.
Detailed study of why successful watchmaking by machinery is based on using unskilled labour.

Illustration: Rockford Watch Co., USA, 1905.