Exploration Of Longines Museum Production Archive Exhibition Area
The production archives exhibition area is located on the left-hand side of the entrance of the museum. The small room is neatly lined with top-to-bottom, thick and slightly yellowish documents. These archives record all the secrets of Longines produced from 1867 to 1967-since 1867, each Longines has an independent number, what material each Longines uses and which movement it is equipped with, When and where they are sold are recorded one by one. Even if you are lucky enough to own a 1867 pocket watch, you can definitely find out here the name of the watchmaker who performed the speed test for this watch.
Longines Product Register
There are more than 800 information books in the historical archives. Thanks to the development of current technology, the data of Longines can now be queried through computer records. Longines has also scanned these 800 data books into the computer by scanning. , You can now check the details of earlier Longines models directly from your computer. Today, Longines receives about ten to fifteen table friends from all over the world every day to inquire about the details of the watches they bought that year.
From the information book opened by the center, we can clearly see some records on it, the model of the year, the movement used in the year, and some details of the watchmaker. It can be seen that Longines’s preservation of these materials is still very complete. For the preservation of early watch information, I think Longines has done a great job in this respect, which can be said to be a continuation of the tradition.
This table is a workbench of the craftsman at the time. Below the file is a collection of delicate and delicate pocket watches produced by Agassi Workshop in the mid-19th century. At that time there were no watches manufactured under the brand name Longines.
Production archives area of Longines Museum
These books outside contain information about some agents who buy Longines watches. These are not arranged according to the serial number, some are organized by area, and some may be organized by some large agents. On the book.
The book opened here is some information from some Longines retailers. There are also some staff rules at that time. Because everyone used to work from home at that time, the time was very flexible and scattered, so it was difficult to organize them in the factory for unified management. Therefore, there are so many regulations to make them better obey management.
Ernest Francion hired a young engineer called JacquesDavid to assist him in designing machines to improve watchmaking processes and processes. He was invited to participate in the Philadelphia Expo that year and saw some new technologies in other countries. This book contains not only text but also hand-drawn drawings. Gap, so this is also a very important milestone for him to promote the Swiss watchmaking industry in the past to resist other aspects of competition and produce some changes in the production organization. At that time, many Swiss watchmakers were more resistant to the process of mechanical manufacturing, but JacquesDavid and Ernest Francion had very keen intuitions and benefited from it. With their advanced ideas, Longines was also a pioneer of mechanization of Swiss watchmaking at the time.