Friday, January 8, 2016


A turning Eddie
Welcome to 2016, we're back and ready to start a whole new year of watchmaking!  We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  We're excited to be back and working on exciting projects again.
Left: Rolex
Right: Seagull tourbillion 

JLC Reverso, Cartier tank, and Glashütte Original

Benrus Ultra Deep, Tudor, Leonidas, an unknown antique repeater pocket watch, and a Doxa pocket watch
The students all brought back some watches for servicing and repairing for the next part of the course which requires a certain point value of repairs.  The collection of watches the students brought back contains brands such as:  Rolex, Seagull, Tudor, Omega, Benrus, Doxa, Tag Heuer, Certina, Slava, Wyler, Cartier, Jaeger LeCoultre, and Glashütte Original.  The students are all extremely excited to almost be able to work on real watches owned by themselves or friends' and families'.
Theren adjusting the cannon pinion

Tomas organizing his newly bought staking set

Simone customizing tools for cannon pinion adjustment

To start off the new year, the students learned how to oil and adjust the different types cannon pinions.  They also had to customize tools for the adjustments.
Shuai operating the Jig Borer for the first time

Doing the exercises on the jig borer 
Shuai also started with the Jig Borer, the last big machine he will learn in his micromechanics course.  He is now fully prepped to make all his tools!

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