This heading is intended for all enthusiasts wanting to know more
about watches and horology in general. You will find profiles of
watchmaker-craftsmen, as well as information
on how watches work and various
related subjects dealt with under
" Experts talking". Those
who like paper as much as watches will doubtless be interested in
our publication, Lexique du Génie
Horloger (the Glossary of watchmaking genius).
Don't forget, Watches-Lexic
is totally free. Take your time and enjoy our site at your own pace.
: the realm of watchmaking encompasses
brands and their partners, as well as the watchmaker-
craftsmen who produce rare creations (or modify existing ones
on request). These artisans work in a sphere virtually beyond time,
and their craft is reserved for a few fortunate connoisseurs.
Copyright am 1999.
Concept and realization: Dimitris Kontoudis, Aris et Dimitris Xanthos.
du Génie Horloger
INDEX (U.S.A. regulator). Device for altering the daily rate
of a watch by lengthening or shortening the active portion of the
balance-spring. The index is a steel part with two arms, the shorter
of which a carries the pins embracing the spring, the other
one b acting as a pointer, also called the tail or arrow, the
end of which can move over a graduated scale. This is marked F S (fast,slow)
or, in French, A R (avance,retard).
Already available, our Lexique
du Génie Horloger trilingual and in three publishing:
the book whose is extact how watches work.