Shockproof

Shockproof

New postby podge » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:53 pm

Shockproof (In French: antichoc)

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When a watch is designated "shockproof", it is is designed to withstand shocks without being damaged. One famous form of shockproofing is Incabloc® .
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Re: Shockproof

New postby Glyn Meredith » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:29 pm

One famous form of shockproofing is Incabloc®, with its typical lyre-shaped spring, seen here on a Chinese watch in a Wikepedia article.

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Re: Shockproof

New postby John Moane » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:31 pm

I believe the very first shockproofing for the balance was made by Breguet and had a similar system to the Incabloc. Here are photos of the Breguet system.

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