|That's one happy watchmaker|
|Theren replacing a broken guard pin|
|Tomas making his own anvils for the Horia tool|
|The pantograph, used to make engravings and much more|
|Tapping machine used to make threads much quicker|
|The new and improved social space|
The school got major upgrades this week also. We got rid of the old plastic sofas and got brand new leather sofas. They have proven to be dangerously comfortable, students sit down for a quick rest and find themselves fast asleep in seconds. The machine room also got sweet new machines, specifically a Pantograph and a tapping machine. The machines need a bit of work done to them before they can be used, but the possibilities the students can do now are really endless.
Longines 30B running.
Two years ago, Charles (our graduated student from last year) got a Longines cal.30B from a collector wishing to restore the watch, and because Charles just didn't have time before he graduated, he handed the watch to German (another student that graduated last year) and asked him to finish the job. German was able to remake a balance staff for the watch and make it run again. This Wednesday, the collector came back to collect his watch. The collector was very happy to visit the school and see where all the watchmaking magic happens. He also brought more of his collection for the students to see and perhaps even work on.
|The collector sharing his passion of watches with the students|
|The movement that came in 2 years ago, returned to it's owner|
|More from his collection (Longines 13zn and Valjoux 72)|