WatchOtaku : decoration


Decorations are finishes and textures applied to the movement of a watch, originally to mask tool marks and trap dust. Nowadays, they're mostly used as eye candy and to denote more expensive movements.

An example

Here's my Elabore-grade ETA 2824, as seen in the CW Malvern Aviator

You can see perlage, blued screws and a bit of Cote du Geneve on the rotor. For contrast, here's a base-grade ETA 2824:

Basic colimaconnage on the rotor; not much else.

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