I've had this thought a couple of times lately.. and thought i'd pose the question to you guys.
How do you think a movement from a typical Trench watch, lets say a 15j movement, would compare to a modern Mechanical?
A friend of mine has an Oris Artelier, with a 17j movement and although it has shock protection on the balance, it doesn't seem any different to either of my Trench watches.
Has mechanical watch making changed so much in the last 100 years, or can a simple time and sub seconds movement be comparable to something modern with the same features?
Curious to see what you guys think..