Friday, May 8, 2015

Milling with the lathe and Bench tests

This week we had our first Mongolian female bench tester, her name is Darima.
She currently works in the watch industry but came to Switzerland to get a better understanding of how a watch is made.

Darima doing the taster course
We had a new student, Simone, who joined us last week for the fullskill program.  He has some catching up to do!

Simone having fun filing
For the fullskill course, our students have been working on the Schaublin 70 Lathe.  Aside from turning with the lathe our students also learned how to drill and mill using the same machine.
Henrik showing the students how to set up the milling head
Darima also brought a Minute repeater pocket watch from Mongolia hoping to have it repaired and serviced.  Although in the end it wasn't repaired, it was a great movement for the students to see.  It is not everyday that we have a super complication in the school!
The pocket watch with the case closed

The dial of the pocket watch

The minute repeater super complication up close

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