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Use of Complicated Watches Increases

From Horology magazine, July 1938

Use of Complicated Watches Increases

The figures quoted by Swiss Industry and Trade for watch exports show a decided increase in the use of complicated watches. During the first two months of the year exports of pocket chronographs increased from 17,000 to 19,000 and exports of wrist chronographs jumped from 11,000 during the first two months of 1937 to 18,000.


This would indicate that instead of being restricted to a few scientific or industrial applications these watches are finding increasing uses among sportsmen. Wrist chronographs, in particular, are becoming very popular.

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