Friday, October 30, 2015

What we strive to not become


Students hard at work
This week went by pretty fast.  The students have been busy working on separate projects; Eddie continuing to work on his tools and also starting on the 8mm lathe today,  Simone working on his pivot gauges, Tomas completing his balance staffs, and Theren working on a side project.
Eddie tapping in the 70 lathe

Eddie trying out sun-ray finishing

The result
Simone measuring his pivot gauge

Tomas turning his balance staff

Theren working on a restoration project
Theren restoring tools he bought from the flea market last week
Theren tracing out components for his school watch
To show the students what not to become, Henrik presented the students with an example of bad watchmaking.  It is a watch with two different screws, oil spills on the bridge, and multiple scratches all over the place, overall a horribly done job from the previous watchmaker.
A watch with 2 different screws (one flat polished and one rounded)

Henrik got a gift from Jordan in AWCI, USA, this will be put on one of the school walls. It is a poster of all the calibres from the past of the Hamilton watch company, Impressive! And thank you Jordan!




3 comments:

  1. You have an amazing bunch of students who strive to become excellent watchmakers once they leave your school. Good luck to you all.

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  2. Thank you for the most kind and encouraging words David, it means a lot to us.

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