Friday, September 7, 2018

Birthday, Visit, and Precision Timing.

This week was very interesting for us, last Saturday we made a trip to Mr. Simonin’s book and watch tool shop we were so lucky! he spent the whole day with us, we learned a lot of new things from his lifetime experience and knowledge, truly a living legend! As a bonus Henrik’s former WOSTEP teacher Paul Madden joined us and we got a rare picture of all three former WOSTEP teachers on the same picture.

Now when we have the hairspring exam behind us, we started to study and practice the art of precision timing, it feels we went somehow full circle as it is the final part of the basic program. Lots of analyzing and trial and error to get the most precision out of each calibre. 

Below; spotted at Mr. Simonin's shop, not only books!
A collection of old balance bridges at display.
He also sells old prints and student drawings, very beautiful!

Watchmaking tools!

CJ checking out a staking set.

Yi-Ting checking out some smoothing broaches.

Mr. Simonin also had some nice movements on display also for selling.
Beautiful chronograph movement.

Marine chronometer.

Many depthing tools, now you know where to get one!

Beautiful tourbillon model with detent escapement.

Three generations of former WOSTEP teachers caught in the same picture, Mr. Simonin to the right Who was Paul Maddens teacher (in the middle) who was Henrik's teacher, left.

Yi-Ting had her birthday this week.

Each student have their own ways with recording their timing experiments, this is the notes from CJ. Keeping a record of each adjustment gives a working timing history and the student has less risk of going around in circles trying to find where the problems are.

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