Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wonder if anyone would do the same research for watchmakers ?



What about watchmakers ??

Anyway, link to the article :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6187080.stm

More on the topping tool lesson


Charles checking depth of the cutter


Henrik gives the demo 




charles using the topping tool, with his notes as a guide


Cows blocking the way outside the school. Eventful day ! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pivot gauges

Have a look at what the guys are doing here.


Quality control with microscope, checking burnishing (shine, burrs)




Between centers turning




Burnishing, using the Jacot Tool


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

At the other end ..


More pictures from Robert's class. Henrik's class is in the midst of preparing for their 2nd year. Pictures from that class soon ! 




Friday, October 18, 2013

Robert needs a beer


Robert says :

"Been a very busy week indeed. Controlling student work as usual but also been preparing the second year; dis-assembling movements, organizing spare parts and create lesson plans etc ... I need beer, but I don't drink beer so what to do? Hit the gym instead. Sounds like a good weekend start to me."

He needs a beer. Sponsors please !

End of the week


Stefano checking his piece on the profile projector


On the Schaublin 70.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Art.



This is TOTALLY unrelated to watchmaking even though it involves watch parts.

Have a look at this really cool collection with unused watch movements. Click on the link below :

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/sue-beatrice-watch-sculptures


3D



While the emphasis is on classical watchmaking, we do keep up with the times. This is Kevin's attempt at drawing a 3D image of a watch case. Amazingly, he just learnt this a few weeks ago.

Monday sneaks ..


Stefano patiently sawing away on a piece of brass


A completed piece from one of Robert's student.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

WatchTour .... Best for last ..


We had the Watch Tour watch awhile back. Well, we thought it was mightily boring with just mug shots. When we sent the watch to the next watchmaker, we thought we might hold back on these pictures until a time where we would like to drum up interest in watchmaking. Now seems like a good time ..