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Notice to Amateurs of the Useful and Pleasant of a New Manufacture of Watchmaking

that Christin and Viala Established in the City of Pfortzheim

By Christin

1771, French 13 pages, English 8 pages.

This is a translation of an advertising booklet written by Christin, which describes the Pforzhiem watch factory. It has nothing directly to do with self-winding watches, but it is included here because Christin designed a self-winding watch mechanism.

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The original French booklet is: "Avis aux Amateurs de L'utile et de L'agreable sur une Nouvelle Manufacture D'horlogerie, que Christin et Viala ont Etabli dans la Ville de Pfortzheim, au Margraviat de Bade, Dourlach".

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Illustration: One of three drawings by Christin of his self-winding mechanism.