an interesting idea, but generally the other direction from current trendsOctober 21 2006 at 5:10 PM
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I could see such a design being implemented by an independent, where loads of watchmaker adjustability could be seen as a plus, providing the ability to finalize during assembly some aspects of the functionality that might be challenging to dial in otherwise for small scale production runs. Such an approach is rather running the opposite direction from industry trends however, which seem to want to lessen the amount of adjustment necessary during assembly and service.
With the shortage of qualified watchmakers becoming an increasingly significant problem, designing in reliability without the need for much adjustment is a trend that is likely to continue. Vertical clutch chronographs are a good example, with some of them requiring very few adjustments (as few as one for example) while more traditional chronographs can require many more.