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The Enfield Clock Factory 3
New Developments

Assembly Dept, Enfield 

Change in the movement
During the period 1949-52 the F3 movement was made shallower. It was reduced by 10mm and became known as the F7 movement. On the time timepiece side, the same depth of movement was also reduced to incorporate a new plastic kitchen clock named the Torre.
Diamond turning at Enfield  diamond turning at Enfield
  A new role for the Gurnos works
Early in 1953 the No.1 factory at Edmonton was closed and the whole of the manufacture and work involved was transferred to Ystradgynlais. At the same time the Mingware Company which manufactured watch cases, medals and medallions was also transferred from Dundee. From 1953 onward, therefore, the development of the watch case took place culminating in large production of solid watch cases with their diamond turned techniques, both chromium plated and gold plated for the use of the neighbouring Anglo-Celtic Watch Company.
  This period also saw the development of new processes such as gong manufacture, incorporating tuning rods and its associated techniques. 
  During this period of watch case development, the gold plating techniques were introduced together with the anodising of aluminium watch cases.
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