NEVER GIVE UP...!!!
Origin : New Delhi, India
Age : 28
Watchmaking class : 8 month Service & Technician course
Current mood : "The micro-mechanics are over for me! Very thrilled to start technician work next week!!"
Origin : Toulouse, France
Age : 22
Watchmaking class : 2Y Fullskill Program
Current mood : "I think I have learned a thing or two about patience this week 😝: I had to re-start from scratch my balance bridge support 9 times..!!-before it actually met the desired quality :)) Looking all good now haha. See you next week!"
LEARNING TAPPING (INTERNAL THREADING) & EXTERNAL THREADING
STEP 2: HARMAN's SHIFT => SERVING JUGAAD 😁
"Striving for perfection and trying to catch excellence..!"
(Just trying haha it's a long journey😝)
|Only finishing left to do|
|Vintage hands for school watch before modding/modernization|
|Modified shape of vintage hands, scraping finish with applied red super luminova, with polished sinks, matt top surface and beveled and straight grained back-end of boss|
|Jig boring circular table with scraping for precision flatness, not decoration. This is where I got the idea for the hand surface finish with randomly scraped spots|
One month gone! Time warps in le Locle for sure, already next week Harman will begin his manipulation course for the technician course. This week was interesting as we tried out drilling, thread making and tapping of brass in the lathe, we also got to use the tailstock microscope (centering microscope) in the Schaublin 70 lathe, this was not an easy task for the students at this stage, but we will review it on a later stage in the course again. I started to experiment with a school watch as I have a bunch of old vintage hands that are suitable for the ETA 6498 movement, the hands I had in stock had no real shape or finish to them as can be seen in the before pic, as I did no want to have the same painted, black polished or brushed hands as is so common anyway, I tried instead to imitate what I think is a beautiful decorative look; the scraping look as we have on most of our classical machines in the school, such as on the Jig-Boring turn table. anyway more pics to come on this project next week, stay tuned!