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Precious Metal Chain Trimming In Advanced Table Making-Ⅰ
- Jul 27, 2018 -

Precious metal chain trimming in advanced table making 


After a while, the precious metal chain, embellished with complex processes, is back in the public eye. Not only are watch brands such as Earl Piaget, but also fresh faces like Chanel looking for new ways to tie chains between wrists.

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The industry's earliest known table with metal chains was found in the 1790 book of Jaquet Droz & Leschot, which had a "fixed to chain" entry. Later, in 1810, Abraham Louie was commissioned by Queen Carolyn Mura of Naples to design an oval triple table with a chain of hair and gold thread.


During World War I, soldiers and later men more widely used leather to wear a pocket watch on their wrists. For women, the two corners of the watch are also jewelry, because the chain belt is both functional and decorative, usually from the watchmaker's outsourcing or directly provided by the jeweler. It is no coincidence that some of the leading metal-working brands were touted as jewellery brands before they became watchmakers.


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 "there were bracelet watches in the 1940s, but they were too clumsy, like inserting a watch between chains, rather than a more stylish, integrated style later," says Somlo Antiques director Daniel Somlo. "from the 1940s to the 1950s, after World War II, People want tools that are robust and durable to meet the needs of daily life. It wasn't until the 1960 s that things became more decorative. "


On the one hand, the watch case became thinner, and it was hoped that the chain would match it; on the other hand, from the 1960s to the 1970s, the craftsmen became more skilled and the Milan chain began to rise. Not only women's watches, men's watches also become thinner.

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