För alla er klocktokar, Anton blev intervjuad i måndags i P4 morgon Halland. Scrolla ner till Måndagsavsnittet och tryck på lyssna, spola fram i spelaren till 01:42 

http://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt?programid=4380
 
 
Hej! Idag tänkte vi länka till en läsvärd och trevlig blogg: TTF tid till förfogande, som skrivs av Johan Sehlstedt. Han har där skrivit en artikel om premiären av Magnussons Urs nya 150års jubileumsklocka, som vi här på Svanberg & Werner tillverkar i samarbete med Fredrik Ottedag från Hollow industries.

Länken: TTF tid till förfogande




 
 
Hej alla klockentusiaster! Vi vill bara meddela att det imorgon 21-2-2013 kommer att vara premiär för Magnussonklockan hos Magnussons Ur kl 18:00. För er som är intresserade av att komma, kontakta Magnussons Ur i förväg.

Hälsningar Svanberg & Werner
 
 
Good day watch lovers!

It has been a while since we last updated the blog, but interesting things has been going on here in the workshop.
Due to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of one of the most prominent watch boutiques in Sweden, we have made our very first watch!
When it comes to craftsmanship we can proudly say that there is a lot to this watch.
Just finishing the movement takes us several days.
The dial of the watch is 0.8 mm thick and made of 925 sterling silver, the hands are Swiss vintage blued steel of finest quality and the balance cock is hand engraved by  master engraver Jochen Benzinger in Germany.

Every part of this beautiful watch is made in Europe.
Case, dial, base movement have been made of highest quality and every tiny detail has been under our supervision before leaving the workshop since long lasting quality is very important to us.

That is all we can tell for now, but we promise to soon be back whith pictures of the  workmanship that goes in to making this watch. Until then we show some pictures of our first prototype.

 Gustav, Anton and Fredrik. 
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Hi all! 
It has passed some time since we wrote anything new here. So I thought it would be perfect with an article of a very interesting man, Jochen Benzinger. 

Jochen Benzinger lives and works in Pforzheim Germany, an old watchmaking town where you can also find for example the watch brand Stowa and you can find dial and case makers. In the early 20th century there was a lot of movement makers active there, for example Durowe (Deutsche Uhren-Rohwerke) and Laco. Mr Benzinger is specialized in hand engraving, skeletonizing and hand guilloché (engine turning) with antique manual machines.

He has his own brand of watches (Benzinger) and he also works together with the watchmaker Grieb, they have a company called Grieb & Benzinger,  they make very high end watches (unique pieces) usually based on antique Patek Phillip movements, with for example advanced chronograph and minute repeating mechanisms. 

Benzinger also works for big brands like Glashütte original, IWC and Fabergè.

I'll show some pictures that I took during our visit.
 
Benzinger Workshop
Finally here after a long trip! 

Benzinger watches
A wall of watches is meeting us while we walk in to the workshop.

Jochen Benzinger watches
Some more! With the amazing IWC tourbillon watch in the middle, skeletonized, engraved and engine turned by Benzinger. Amazing how many watches he has made.

Benzinger fabergé
Fabergé.

Glashütte original Benzinger
Glashütte Original Tourbillon. Engine turned dial.

Benzinger workshop machines
Finally at place in the workshop, lots of fine old machines. Here Anton and Fredrik is talking about watches with Mr Benzinger, while waiting for the coffee :)

Benzinger engine turning
No less than five engine turning machines, each one adjusted for its specific task. It's an art just to use them, one needs to apply exactly the right pressure and use precision in every move. Doing one fault will ruin the result.

Benzinger discussion
Deep discussions about design and technical subjects. Mr Benzinger is a very humble and nice person to talk to, and a real enthusiast.

Benzinger Regulateur
Benzinger Regulateur Black dial. Engine turned chapter rings and wave patterns on the bottom.

Benzinger regulateur white
Benzinger Regulateur white dial. This is our favorite dial of Mr Benzingers current watches.
Engine turned silver dial with genuine Breguet frosted finishing. 

Benzinger skeleton watch
Benzinger skeleton watch with a lot of engine turned parts! Even this skeleton dial is engine turned and frosted in classical Breguet style.

Benzinger watch movement
The back of his skeleton watch, just as beautiful as the front! The watch cases are also made in Pforzheim and are of very high quality.

We want to end this article with a video showing the artists at work with one of their nicest creations, The Blue Danube. Here you can see the work in progress and the skill that is needed for making such pieces.  

See you next time! 
 
 
I thought I should post some pictures of my Illinois watch that I serviced recently. I think it is beautiful and it deserves to be at our blog.
Illinois pocket watch dial
The dial is dirty and got some cracks on it. Lets put it in the ultrasonic cleaner.

Illinois pocket watch movement
The movement is in the baskets. Ready for cleaning!

Illinois movement plate
The base plate of the movement.

Illinois pocket watch movement
Cleaned, assembled oiled and adjusted. The amplitude reaches 300, great! This is a beauty of a movement. Screwed gold schatons throughout the movement, solid gold wheels in the entire going train. Gold plated screws and swan neck fine adjuster.

illinois pocket watch caseback
Engraved case back . 

Illinois pocket watch
So the dial got clean. The cracks disappeared and the violet blued steel hands are nice and clean to. Great!

Thanks for watching! Svanberg & Werner.

 
 
In my last year at the Swedish wostep certified watchmaking school I spent one of the training periods at Lang & Heyne the independent watchmaker based in Dresden near Glashütte, Germany. 

Lang & Heyne are specialized in making small series of high end watches with typical German handcraft and tradition stemming back from the 19th century. inspired by the classic Lange & Söhne and similar pocket watches. 

It was a great experience to spend time with them and I feel honored to have been given the opportunity to learn from such masters of watchmaking. 
Mr Marco Lang, one of the two founders of the brand, was very humble and helpful during my time there and I was given the chance to learn about the whole process of making the watches. From the creative process in computerized CAD-programs to the production of the raw parts and the finishing. It's not an easy thing to get the finishing right and the Germans were very strict, so only perfect is ok. I  can tell you that I got a little frustrated more than one time in the process. But without training you will never reach a perfect result in the end and I am the type that will continue training until I get it flawless. First I will show some pictures of the parts I did the finishing on and after that I will show some of the extraordinary watches they make at Lang & Heyne.



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Here are the screws that I had to finish. There were 30 of them at the beginning and not everyone was usable in the end I can tell. ;) I did the bevelling on the outer edges, bevells on the slot. Polished the thread, head, and the tip of the screw. 

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Bevelling in the lathe. The important thing here is to make sure that the edge is perfectly uniform, otherwise the polished part of the head will not be perfectly circular. 

crown wheel
Polishing the crown wheel. Here a special polishing paste is used and the metal piece on the right is turned in the opposite direction to the wheel to get the special "solar finishing". Often used in German watchmaking.  

pallet bridge
Here is the pallet bridge. First sandblasting, after that it had to be polished with a German silver brush and in the next step I made the special Lang & Heyne silvering procedure. I had to do bevelling on all edges and holes, even the ones that was not visible. In the end it was gold plated and fitted with a jewel in a gold chaton and with the blue  screws of the type I did before.  

pallet bridge silvering
The silvering process. It was made with a bristle brush and a mixture of salt and silver powder. The silver is rubbed in to the piece to make the frosted finishing really shine. 

pallet bridges
Silvered!

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Here is the adjuster fitted into soft wood prepared for polishing the inner bevel.

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Polishing the inner bevel of the adjuster.

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Almost finished.

swan neck before after polishing
Swan neck fine adjuster before and after finishing.

swan neck adjuster
To do the polishing a tin plate is used, with different polishing paste on it. From coarse to very fine.

polished swan neck
Ready!

swan neck black polished
Black polished.

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A piece of soft wood to hold it with while polishing. 

click spring polished
Polished.

click spring black polished
Swan neck and click spring, black polished.

click spring black polished
Shiny.

Now I will show you some of the watches and movements.
L & H Moritz Von Sachsen
The Model Moritz Von Sachsen.  This watch has the following complications:
Moonphase
Date
Day of the week
Month
Day-/night indication
Declination Angle, if you wonder what it is, check this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declination

Caliber III
Hand engraved and frosted bridges, screwed gold chatons.  

Albert Von Sachsen
Albert Von Sachsen. One of the nicest choronographs made today (IMO) single pusher, handmade hands, enamel dial. Beautifull movement.

Caliber IV
Caliber IV chronograph movement. 

Caliber V
Caliber V with one second remontoir mechanism (constant force).

 
 
IWC Caliber 89. Inte toppfinishering som beskriven nedan. Men fint ändå. 
 
 
Nu har vi kastat ut den gamla blästern och en ny har inhandlats på http://www.dentabiz.se/ grym service. Vi var deras första urmakarkund, konstigt..
blasting

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Dubbla munstycken, tryckluft, fotpedal, grejer det!

 
 
Oj vad tiden går, vi hinner knappt med att skriva här. Så är det när man har mycket att göra. Idag tänkte jag lägga ut lite bilder på en annan projektklocka som jag började med i skolan. Men man blir ju aldrig klar då man alltid vill göra mer varje gång man är "färdig".  Det är en pilotklocka med ett ETA 6497 verk i, där verk, tavla, boett och visare är köpta på olika ställen (INTE KINA! Bara bra kvalitet ska det va)  
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Klockan isärplockad, tavla (typisk pilotstil)  visare, verkhållare, glasbakboett. Bandet är Hirsch liberty.

Freesprung balance
Vi börjar med balansen, den har jag gjort om till så kallad free sprung, det betyder att jag har tagit bort ruckstiften som används för att ställa in fortning och saktning av klockan. Istället har jag borrat och nitat i tappar som jag fäst vikter vid. Dessa vikter är traditionellt sett gjorda av guld för att få bästa effekt. Vikterna filas till för att få en tyngdpungkt, man vrider sedan vikterna för att flytta tyngdpunkten utåt (saktning) eller innåt (fortning) Detta systemet används framförallt på mycket exakta klockor (kronometrar) typ Ulysse, marinkronometern som jag skrivit om tidigare. Man minimerar helt enkelt andelen störningar i balansens svängning. och minskar risken för att något skall ändras av tex en eventuell stöt. Vilket ger en stabilare och exaktare gång över tid.

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Haken har jag gjort fasetter på och guldpläterat, för att den skall bli så snygg som möjligt. 

Movement bridge
Filning av fasett på löpverksbryggan.

balance kock polishing
Polering av fasett på balansbryggan efter filning.

movement wheel
Här lossar jag driven och tappen ur ett hjul. Detta för att kunna rodiumplätera det. Innan plätering slipas hjulet med slippapper i svarven för att få en fin yta. Egentligen skall skänklarna fasetteras och poleras också om klockans finish skall vara i toppklass. Hittas ofta i klockor över 100 000 kr.  Men det har vi inte tid med nu!

Rhodium plating
Nu ska hjulen pläteras!

Eta 6497 wheels
Sådär ja,  före till höger och efter till vänster. 

Perlage, genevastripes, ETA
Då var hjulen, haken och verkbotten klara. Verkbotten har jag gjort perlage på.