Christmas came early.
Christmas came early.
Origin : New Delhi, India
Age : 28
Watchmaking class : 8 month Service & Technician course
Current mood : Damn!! Just realized this week i completed 3 months of my course! 😮(as Henrik says, time flies in LeLocle)
I`m working on escapements which is continuation of last week, its going good working on the division and end shake of the escapement.it feels like Christmas for all of us, we all got our new tools which we ordered. *watchmakers can understand this feeling . 🎅😁
It was a week of celebration too, i got my result for the gear train exam, which was awesome and i`m pretty happy about it.🎖
Secondly, Today is Pierre birthday so we celebrated together at the institute :)
Until next week, Namaste 🙏
Origin : Toulouse, France
Age : 23
Watchmaking class : 2Y Fullskill Program
Current mood: I started to work on winding stem squares this week. It is the application of all the micro-mechanic skills that I have covered until now- which makes it very enjoyable and exciting! See you next week and have a great weekend!
Markus Mc Donald
Origin : Stockholm, Sweden
Watchmaking class : 2Y Fullskill program.
Current Mood: This week was a continuation from last week with an emphasis on grinding and the lathe.
Firstly was grinding, the objective of grinding was to evolve the quality and fix each piece so that they are all symmetrical and cut from a 30 degree angle. This process was a continues one of trial and error as I had to rework many angles of the piece to be consistent.
The result was the graver being both symmetrical and having a diamond shape.
Secondly was the lathe which was more straight forward with two parts. The first being the calculation and adjustment of the machine to cut from a specific angle, this angle allowed for a cone shape to be cut automatically. This on a conceptional level was challenging however when overcome allowed for a vital part of the lathe to be learned.
The second part was focused on developing threading, the objective was to increase consistency and quality with the external threads as this is one of the most vital aspects both visually and practically.
The conclusion of both of these parts was that a three section piece was able to be created. One that utilized external threads, a middle point and a cone.
STEP 1: Escapements and Tools
Cant explain this moment, it was a struggle working with Peseux 7001 escapement.🤬
Adjusting the guard pin of the pallet fork
STEP 2: Winding stem!
STEP 3: Turning the cone on lathe.
Loved the new microscopes @ Horotec office , La Chaux Fond
Happy Birthday Pierre!
Will make this one a bit shorter as i am running out of time! Nothing much new to say, except the sapphire project is coming along nicely but I will have to take a break from it until August again as I am getting closer to the US trip and summer classes that need preparation, in the meantime the students are doing very well!! Have to run now, but see you next week and have a great weekend!