In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- If you doubt the power of the aesthetics of clockwork, look at the prices in a smart watchmaker's shop.
- At the same time there were harness makers, tailors, dressmakers, builders, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, watchmakers, saddlers, masons and carpenters.
- He apprenticed with his father, a watchmaker, before moving to Switzerland, to work as a journeyman in Basel, and then to Neuchatel to study watchmaking.
- In particular, he supported a group of watchmakers, cajoling his contacts into buying their products.
- This contact of his had passed on to him a list of slightly disreputable jewelers and watchmakers in the area, on which I was rather impressed and a bit taken aback to find my appearance.
- Descended from a long line of watchmakers, he makes a living designing timepieces.
- Arthur also studied the commercial ties between clockmakers, watchmakers, and cabinet-makers, since tall-case clocks were a collaborative effort.
- There were 47 pawnbrokers in the Borough, 38 of whom dealt in gold and silver plate, and 55 persons carried on business as watchmakers.
- He was born in London, the son of a watchmaker, and studied at Southend School of Art and then (after an interval as a commercial designer) at the Royal College of Art, 1924-7.
- However, to compete with the big boys in Asia like Japan and Hongkong, retailers feel Singapore has to develop highly-trained watchmakers who can support an after-sales service industry.
- By the last quarter of the nineteenth century Viennese watchmakers were replicating earlier watch forms as well as continuing the revival of Renaissance enameling techniques.
- One house is as it was in the 1840s, when owned by Jewish watchmakers; another as in the 1870s, and another now appears as it did in the 1930s.
- Again, not many watchmakers bother today, so they seem to end up on his bench but he admits it would take a hard man to turn a customer away who wanted a family heirloom repaired, especially clocks such as these.
- Known as ‘pair-case’ watches, they were usually made of silver, gold being reserved for fine watches by renowned watchmakers.
- This exhibition attracts thousands of jewellers, wholesalers, and watchmakers.
- For a watch to be unique, the watchmaker should design and manufacture most of the different parts rather than simply source components from another supplier.
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