Vintage watch movement


A few weeks ago I was in Belgium on an urban exploring tour, where I found a vintage Belgian watch. It was laying in dirt and dust for (I guess) several years and it was in a pretty bad shape.

I put it in my pocket and when I came home I started cleaning it. Underneath all the dirt there turned out to be not some very expensive or unique watch, but still an interesting automatic watch manufactured in the ’50’s by Tollet, a Belgian watchmaker in Leuven. It is a 25 jewels incabloc movement and it needs some service, because it does not run properly.

Anyway, to get back to the topic where this website is about, I took a photo of the movement, because I was fascinated by its delicate mechanics. This is in the state I found it in, so I will do a follow-up post with a photo of the refurbished movement as well.

Setup and result

This one was shot at 1/60s, f/16, ISO400, using the Nikon SB700 with the Lastolite Ezybox Speed-lite soft box and some cardboard reflectors:

Tollet watch movement

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