Curated: Calibre: the precise anatomy of a movement

Curated: Calibre: the precise anatomy of a movement

The worlds of watchmaking and firearms have more than one thing in common: the need for precision and use of the word calibre. So why is a watch mechanism called a calibre? Jack Forster explains why

The word calibre has a number of different meanings, but in watchmaking the word is synonymous with movement. Across the entire industry, one of the few absolutely ubiquitous practices is to call a movement “calibre XYZ123”. It’s one of those words you can see a million times in the world of firearms and the world of watchmaking, which would seem to have little in common.

Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading

Subscribe Login

Independent journalism every day

With digital access you can read The Business Post whenever, wherever, and however you want.

  • Unlimited access to all sections of The Business Post on desktop, tablet and mobile.
  • Breaking news, comment and analysis from the best Business Post writers seven days a week.
  • Live blogs of major news events.
  • Videos and podcasts from some of the industry's most respected journalists such as Michael Brennan, Susan Mitchell and Ian Guider.
  • Access to The Business Post's extensive archive​.

Related Articles

More from The Business Post