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Elginium Hairspring Fitted on an Elgin Watch The Elgin National Watch Company introduced the Elginium hairspring in 1938. During this era, American watch companies were urgently competing to develop new technologies that would propel their products to the forefront of the market. Elgin was looking...
Pictured: Paillard’s Palladium Balance and Hairspring Charles-Auguste Paillard originally developed his palladium alloys to provide a more suitable material for the construction of fine marine chronometers. As a result of the premium market for these timepieces, the cost was not a significant challenge to overcome....
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