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The Anglo-Celtic Watch Co. Ltd. 5
The complete product


A precision industry
High productivity machines produced microscopic parts to very close tolerances, these being in many cases, as small as 0.005mm (0.0002"). These machines were able to work day after day and still maintain the high standard of precision required. New machines were constantly introduced or developed each year to meet the keen competition from abroad.
  The high level of accuracy was expected not only from the machines, but also from the girls who were engaged in the manufacture and the assembly of approximately 90 pieces that go into a watch. Many of the movements were smaller in diameter than the old sixpence.  
6 3/4 x 8 ligne ladies wristwatch (Ingersoll brand). Movement, face and complete head   ladies wristwatch (movement)ladies wristwatch (face)ladies wristwatch (complete head)
A unique status
Watch production continued until June 1980. During the period of 1972 the pocket watch continued production along with plastic and steel cased stop watches, the pedometer and 8 day aircraft clock.
Unmanned machining cell of Wahli Pinion gear cutting machines. (Early 1960's) Unmanned machining cell
  During the years of 1946 to 1980 over 30,000,000 watches were made, and were exported to 60 different countries throughout the world. The Anglo-Celtic Watch Co. Ltd was unique in that it was at one time the only company in the world to produce a watch from raw materials to the finished packed product. The only bought in parts being the hairspring and crystal. Switzerland at that time were producing parts for watches in factories and local cottage industries, which were then assembled in Bern. Australia were later to establish a complete watch factory under one roof. 
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