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Have to say that that is really sad to see if I am being honest
with you Arubalou. 馃檨 It鈥檚 almost like that show Mysteries of
the Abandoned, and this time around it鈥檚 a wrist watch episode.
Actually is something how whomever owned the watch factory,
they just up, and left like this. 馃槷

I mean didn鈥檛 they want those books?! At least some of them?! 馃槻
Or how about that machine there?! ..That looks really cool, not
to mention is probably pretty expensive too.

In any case, it鈥檚 certainly wild to see Arubalou. Thanks so so
much for finding this for us !!!

By the way, do you by chance know what watch company, or
brand this factory belonged to?
 

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Have to say that that is really sad to see if I am being honest
with you Arubalou. 馃檨 It鈥檚 almost like that show Mysteries of
the Abandoned, and this time around it鈥檚 a wrist watch episode.
Actually is something how whomever owned the watch factory,
they just up, and left like this. 馃槷

I mean didn鈥檛 they want those books?! At least some of them?! 馃槻
Or how about that machine there?! ..That looks really cool, not
to mention is probably pretty expensive too.

In any case, it鈥檚 certainly wild to see Arubalou. Thanks so so
much for finding this for us !!!

By the way, do you by chance know what watch company, or
brand this factory belonged to?
Most of those are not books, rather large 2 ring binders (I use this system for my personal paperwork). Likely they contain technical guides / information or even their book keeping.

Judging by the PC chassis and screens, this was likely abandoned in the 1990s. I am amazed that they were not able to sell the piece of machinery / that it was not seized as part of any bankruptcy proceedings.

Here is another photo from the Facebook page of Gentleman of Decay, it shows some designs for watch faces, but the Facebook resizing tool makes it quite impossible to make out the logos / name. However, his FB page says he is located in Berlin, so maybe these photos were taking in Germany and not Switzerland. I have to say, the furniture (desks, chairs) does not look like "industrial Swiss". The buildings also do not look Swiss.

It is quite sad that in the photo, it looks like someone put down their erasers and design tools and just left. were it not for the discolouration on the paper on the wall and the dirt on the seat, you would think they were just on a coffee break...

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Most of those are not books, rather large 2 ring binders (I use this system for my personal paperwork). Likely they contain technical guides / information or even their book keeping.

Judging by the PC chassis and screens, this was likely abandoned in the 1990s. I am amazed that they were not able to sell the piece of machinery / that it was not seized as part of any bankruptcy proceedings.

Here is another photo from the Facebook page of Gentleman of Decay, it shows some designs for watch faces, but the Facebook resizing tool makes it quite impossible to make out the logos / name. However, his FB page says he is located in Berlin, so maybe these photos were taking in Germany and not Switzerland. I have to say, the furniture (desks, chairs) does not look like "industrial Swiss". The buildings also do not look Swiss.

It is quite sad that in the photo, it looks like someone put down their erasers and design tools and just left. were it not for the discolouration on the paper on the wall and the dirt on the seat, you would think they were just on a coffee break...

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It鈥檚 pretty crazy Hector, not to mention more than a little odd sir. :unsure:
Hauntingly so to tell the truth. 馃槷馃槻 As you are saying it鈥檚 like the
people just went for lunch, but never came back. Either that, or an
alien ship visited the town and took everybody away. :alien: Perhaps
the beings were just intergalactic Watch Freeks who were very very
interested in watchmaking. So they wanted their technology, as well
as asked the watchmakers if they wanted to go on a cool horological
journey. 馃浉

Seriously though, I was trying to think what brand/company it might
have been. But couldn鈥檛 quite pinpoint who it might have been. ..I was
thinking Ruhla perhaps, but I think they are still around in a different
form still. Not sure.

Definitely is more than a little sad, as well as strange to see though,
that鈥檚 for sure.
 

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Have to say that that is really sad to see if I am being honest
with you Arubalou. 馃檨 It鈥檚 almost like that show Mysteries of
the Abandoned, and this time around it鈥檚 a wrist watch episode.
Actually is something how whomever owned the watch factory,
they just up, and left like this. 馃槷

I mean didn鈥檛 they want those books?! At least some of them?! 馃槻
Or how about that machine there?! ..That looks really cool, not
to mention is probably pretty expensive too.

In any case, it鈥檚 certainly wild to see Arubalou. Thanks so so
much for finding this for us !!!

By the way, do you by chance know what watch company, or
brand this factory belonged to?
This was posted on a facebook pave dedicated to abandoned structures. Since its wwaated i thought it might be of interest posted at watcatchfreeks. I have no idea of the brand its related to and its not unusual to see things left behind like that...
 

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This was posted on a facebook pave dedicated to abandoned structures. Since its wwaated i thought it might be of interest posted at watcatchfreeks. I have no idea of the brand its related to and its not unusual to see things left behind like that...
Understood sir, it definitely was fascinating to see. (y)(y)

And it was really cool to see that鈥檚 for sure. :cool: Thanks once again
for discovering this, as well as posting it up for all of us !

I really appreciate it.
 

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Surely someone is clever enough to look at those prints of dials on the wall and figure out what company this was? or do we already know?
 

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Surely someone is clever enough to look at those prints of dials on the wall and figure out what company this was? or do we already know?
I am not sure we know Rob. But I did try to see what those dial pictures
said on the wall. However, couldn't make out what it said on them. 馃槉
 
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