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Glossary of watchmaking

Bench

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Bench

A general term for a solid workbench used by various professions. The watchmaker's bench includes drawers for the watchmaker to keep the different tools. These drawers form a cabinet which can be separate from the bench itself.

Eighteenth-century cabinet-makers used their talent to create luxurious benches that were a focal point of famous watchmakers' shops.

Today's benches are ergonomically designed and adapted to the watchmaker's different tasks, such as assembly and repairs.