26 Apr '14, 10pm

Watch Dials and Toy Soldiers - What They Have In Common [email protected]

Watch Dials and Toy Soldiers - What They Have In Common by.@DaveKaiten

Haute horology is a field and expertise that encompasses many different disciplines, in this article we look at how the decoration of a dial has similarities to what is deemed to be an extraordinarily geeky subject. Toy soldiers... You may think that I am crazy, and you would be absolutely correct, I am a certified crazy fool! Enamelling as an embellishment has been used for many centuries. Here is a very brief history of this technique: The word enamel comes the High German word “smelzan” later becoming “esmail” in Old French. Hence the current usage of “smalto” in Italian, “email” in French and German and “enamel” in English. It is thus defined as a vitreous, glass like coating fused on to a metallic base. In history, enamels were initially applied on firstly gold, then silver, copper, bronze and more latterly on iron and steel. The term is also used for the application ...

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