It is obvious that timepieces are of extremely great importance for the functioning of many processes in society. These beautiful examples of craftsmanship must meet high quality standards. A great precision is required during manufacture. There the microscope comes into play. The user should be able to count on an accurate and durable indication of time.
It is clear that the above is only possible thanks to the existence of, amongst others, excellent optical equipment. In the picture a part of an old Russian pocket watch is shown. It is a curiosity from the beginning of the seventies of the last century.