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1886

1886

  • For the first time watches are awarded the Geneva Seal (also called Geneva hallmark, Poinçon de Genève) by the Geneva test office Bureau Officiel de l'Etat pour le contrôle facultatif of montres de Genève, as a quality seal.
  • The German watch manufacturer Junghans starts the production of pocket watches, but suffers several setbacks at the beginning.
  • Alfred Helwig, the later inventor of the flying tourbillon, is born on 5 July 1886 in Goldbach/Niederlausitz (Germany).

1885 | 1887

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