Friday, January 17, 2020



Pierre Aubert
Origin : Toulouse, France
Age : 23
Watchmaking class : 2Y Fullskill Program
Current mood: Quite happy with the work done this week: finished most of my tools required for the first year of micro-mechanics. I will therefore be starting off my second year next week. The second year is dedicated to watch servicing and movement theory. I will take on this second year with Jayne and James who arrived this week for the 9 Month Technician course! We will merge to one blog post for the three of us as of now! See you next week for new adventures, have a great weekend everyone!  

Markus McDonald 
Origin : Stockholm Sweden 
Age : 20
Watchmaking class: 2 years Fullskill Program
Current mood : This week was very exciting as we had new students joining for the operator course which changed both the environment and dynamic within the workshop and school. This brought new responsibilities for me and the current students as we wanted to assist the new students to integrate and adapt to the workshop in regards to tools and machinery. This along with my work in preparation for the winding stem (specially the slot and cone) had me making several test pieces which combined the two, this in combination with meeting new people, preparation for the winding stem made the week more intense than usual however just as fun and yet more refreshing.

Origin : Kaohsiung, Taiwan 
Age : 26
Watchmaking : 2Y Fullskill Program
Current mood: The week fly by rather quickly, as usual. Nothing special happened to me, have been doing gravers all week long. The more exciting thing would be sharing experiences on the use of lathe to the new comers, a refresh course for me essentially. Actual turning will happen next week, looking forward to it.

Origin : Malaysia 
Age : 28
Watchmaking : 2Y Fullskill Program
Current mood : Learning to use the Lathe. Amazed by the potential and usefulness of the lathe for a watchmaker. Few attempts on making the Balance Bridge Holder (Brass). The classmates are very helpful and friendly. Looking forward for the next week. 

 Michael, James and Jayne learning how to drill holes with the Aciera 6T for tool making. 

 Continuing the tool making on the Schaublin 70


 Doing some house keeping with the 1st year tools ( Pierre)

We are now full house with 6 students, it was really nice to get to know the new students, this also brings some more activity in the school which is great! this week started in a nice way with Alex, Markus and Pierre who continued with finishing old work from last year. I introduced the new students, Michael, Jayne and James to micromechanics, specifically; drilling, filing and turning, which they seemed to like, they also finished some tools which will come in handy during their course, other than the new students arriving, it was  a very sunny and fun week! See you next week!


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