A GENEVA WATCHMAKER: JEAN-JACQUES BADOLLET (1850-1908)

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The image of Genevan watchmakers specializing in “luxury” watchmaking contrasts with that of Jura watchmakers who started the mass production of watches. However, this rather biased perception of Swiss watchmaking was mainly a result of the lack of attention Genevan manufacturers suffered. Jean-Jacques Badollet’s journey is a perfect example of this predicament.

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