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Thanks to members emmanuelgoldstein, gatorcpa (and me :-d). If you want to add a link - vintage stuff or instructional videos, not modern promotional films - do it as a reply to this post. I'll then include it in here (with acknowledgement) and delete your post so that the information is kept in one post instead of developing into a thread. :-!

Elgin - The House of Wonders (1931)


Hamilton's 'How a watch works' 1949:

Wristwatch Cinema: Hamilton’s “How a Watch Works,” 1949 – I Already Have a Watch.

also available here (also in English BTW)

YouTube - Cómo Funciona un Reloj Mecánico

Hamilton's 'What makes a fine watch fine' 1947.

Wristwatch Cinema: Hamilton’s “What Makes a Fine Watch Fine”, 1947 – I Already Have a Watch.


Member radger's video showing an English spring detent escapement about 1860 and an unsigned, possibly Swiss pivoted detent escapement.

YouTube - chronometers.wmv

Australian Watchmaker at work - 1953 newsreel:

WATCHES (aka WATCHMAKER) - British Pathe


Short animated film about a watchmaker (funny, yet sad) :

Watchmaker - Video

Tissot Astrolon running:

YouTube - Tissot Autolub in motion


Hand making a PW watch case:

YouTube - V&A Jewellery Gallery - Making a Watchcase

Oiling the anti-shock system:

Under the Loupe/Oiling the Anti-Shock System - Alliance Horlogère


Stems and crowns somewhat blurred instructional video

Watch Repair course Stem and Crowns

Changing a mainspring

YouTube - Mechanical Watch Mainspring

Roamer alarm watch demonstration

YouTube - Armbandwecker Roamer MST 417 Wristalarm Watch

Vulcain Cricket Alarm watch demonstration

YouTube - vulcain cricket


Sekonda ad featuring Ronnie Barker (1980s???):

YouTube - Sekonda russian watch advert


Accurist ads featuring John Cleese - 1978:

YouTube - John Cleese Accurist "Accu-Wrist, Accu-Ankle"


Bulova Accutron ad 1960's

YouTube - Vintage 1960s Bulova Accutron Watch Commercial


Timex ad 1950's (?) (lots more suggested on Youtube once you've got this):

YouTube - Vintage Timex Commercial

Making watch hands - in French.

YouTube - Horlogerie - Le Fabricant d'Aiguilles


Soviet newsreel about the Petrodvorets watch factory (Raketa) 1961

YouTube - Soviet newsreel about watch production


A German casemaker who has made number of videos about casemaking. This is part one - Youtube then shows further episodes. Thanks Erik H.

YouTube - Watchmaking, Casemaking Part 1, Gehäusemachen 1. Teil

First (?) electronic watch - LIP, France. No sound and the first few seconds - about nuclear power - are an editing error (I presume).

ELECTRONIC WATCH - British Pathe

International watch & jewellery fair, London 1958:

NOVELTY WATCHES - British Pathe

Watch collector, London 1944:

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=38461

Amazing watch inside a coin, plus another neat purse watch. No sound.

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=8861

Some amazing early watches:

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=36700

Some more clocks and watches- 1934

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=28316


Lanco Fon:



Automatic movements:


Letting down mainspring:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rGWiTpD1_0&feature=endscreen&NR=1
 
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