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Expert Watchmaker Breaks Down Swiss vs Japanese Made Watches

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Technology-inclined publication WIRED just premiered its newest original series [De]Constructed, as the brand deconstructs objects to see what’s inside them and what makes them work.

For its first episode, New York City-based professional watchmaker Ryan Jewell takes apart two different timepieces by Brooklyn watchmakers Carpenter — one with Swiss movement and the other Japanese, in order to showcase the inner workings of each model.

It’s worth noting that the Carpenter watch with a Swiss movement is priced at $825, while its Japanese counterpart retails for $595. In the 30-minute video clip above, Ryan Jewell provides step-by-step instructions displaying the teardown of both watches, providing an in-depth look at its overall composition, as well as comparing the differences of both movements.

Click play above, then after, learn why luxury watches are so expensive.

Renz Ofiaza is a Staff Writer at Highsnobiety and based in Brooklyn.

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