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    A few days in CH

    After interviewing Edmond Capt, I decided to visit a couple of old watch haunts in Switzerland.
    First place was the Museum of Neuchâtel, which has the stunning Jacques Droz automata:





    The boy can write sentences and the girl plays piano compositions by Jacques Droz.
    There are also some beautiful paintings there:


    I crossed the border into France to visit a little known watch museum which apart from a very interesting collection of watches has a selection of tools for making cylinder escapements, the escapements used by most Swiss manufacturers until the Americans taught them how to mass produce watches.
    The museum:



    Watches :

    I later went to Geneva market and wish I had bought this box of case openers:

    But my suitcase was full anyway. I need to drive back by van !

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    Fantastic Brendan, your passion for what you do is infectious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondie View Post
    Fantastic Brendan, your passion for what you do is infectious!
    Thanks Mondie,
    I was originally destined to become an airline pilot but a family tragedy turned me towards watchmaking. I'm so glad that my Aunt found me the apprenticeship.
    I do take your point. The more people interested in the story of watches, the happier I am.

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    All led up to a couple of days in Annecy with the missus:


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    That French watch museum looks a most worthwhile visit, whereabouts is it please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    That French watch museum looks a most worthwhile visit, whereabouts is it please?

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    Cross the border east of La Chaux de Fonds and turn right along the lake road. It's about 5 miles along that road.
    I can't remember the name of the town but I've got the admission ticket somewhere.
    The place was deserted as it turned out to be Bastille day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webwatchmaker View Post
    Cross the border east of La Chaux de Fonds and turn right along the lake road. It's about 5 miles along that road.
    I can't remember the name of the town but I've got the admission ticket somewhere.
    The place was deserted as it turned out to be Bastille day.

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    It's in Morteau.

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