How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

Have you ever seen how golden watches are made? You may join us and visit “NIKA” company to see how it makes over 25 thousand precious items monthly.

How Golden Watches Are Made

This 12 kg bar costs 20 million rubles (about 650 thousand dollars).

How Golden Watches Are Made

Specialists check fineness of alloys made at this factory as well.

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

The gold bar 12 cm long and 5 mm thick turns into a band up to 2,5 m long and 0,25 mm thick. It goes through the shafts of the rolling mill more than 50 times.

How Golden Watches Are Made

Golden workpieces.

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

Gold flakes.

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

Two parts of a watch case are connected.

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

They stick small parts with vaseline (solder).

How Golden Watches Are Made

Outside.

How Golden Watches Are Made

Inside.

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

They take a small piece of gold with tweezers, dip it into vaseline and stick to the case.

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

On such a tape the cases will go to the furnace where the details will smelt and solder while vaseline will evaporate.

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

Ready golden cases come out here.

How Golden Watches Are Made

This mat is used to shake off all golden dust from soles and prevent it from leaving the shop. When you step on it it starts vibrating. Quite a curious thing.

How Golden Watches Are Made

Trimming the cases.

How Golden Watches Are Made

Fixing the case.

How Golden Watches Are Made

How Golden Watches Are Made

The machine removes burrs and makes the proper radius of the case.

How Golden Watches Are Made

Ready product.

How Golden Watches Are Made

Precious waste.

How Golden Watches Are Made

“Pink”.

How Golden Watches Are Made

The next step is a technical control.

How Golden Watches Are Made

Such a tool came here from a Soviet factory that had already closed.

How Golden Watches Are Made

They use different magnifying glasses.

How Golden Watches Are Made

And other numerous tools.

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3 thoughts on “How Golden Watches Are Made”

  1. Chinese electronic caliper on last photo costs $15 from Ebay, I bought exactly the same last week. Now that prices of gold have dropped, maybe they can afford to buy some real professional equipment!

  2. As a watchmaker, I’m really surprised by the casual way they are handling the gold. Gold scratches and dents very easily, and it seems to me that they are just throwing it around. As someone who does work on gold cases themselves, I didn’t come away with a good impression of this factyory.

  3. I had to come back and make another comment. I have been in a factory in the USA that mainly made gold jewelry as well as watches. The retrieval systems to make sure not even a milligram of gold was lost or wasted were extensive. I see nothing like that here .It’s very rough. They are probably losing a great amount of gold every time they process or cut the cases. How can they afford this?

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