Wow, this reminds me - Design Ah TV program by Cornelius - Keigo Oyamada. http://www.nhk.or.jp/design-ah/kaisan/
(Kota at Greenz Global - http://greenzglobal.jp)
“It fascinates me that older objects were so well-built, and were most likely put together by hand. These items were repaired when broken, not discarded like our devices of today.” —Photographer Todd McLellan tears apart objects to expose their hidden complexity.
The Smith-Corona typewriter from 1964 has 621 parts. The Swiss Army Knife? 38.
More awesome examples here.