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comment by FirebrandRoaring

I was going for the craft of watchmaking, specifically — in the same way that blacksmithing is the crafting derivative of metallurgy.

veen  ·  245 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah, like that. It's établissage you're looking for. Because of course there's a French word for that.

edit: some more Googling around tells me that its meaning is more about assembly and less about the component manufacturing, but still...

FirebrandRoaring  ·  245 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Horourgy. I insist.

It's fun making up words with ancient roots.