Friday, September 11, 2020


 WEEK 75

Pierre Aubert, James Punshon, Jayne Zhuo
Origin : Sydney, Australia. Toulouse, France. Singapore.
Age : 38
Watchmaking class: Technician Course
Current mood: James here, for the final time! Graduation day! It came around so fast!

So sorry to be leaving! Had such an amazing experience. Wouldn't change a thing! So sad to be leaving, I'll be returning in a month for the Chronograph Short Course. Excited for that!

Final exams went well, very pleased. Never thought we'd get to the level we got to, in such a short time!

Time to venture out in to the big wide world, and find work in the industry. Hoping to set up a workshop from home and repair and restore gorgeous vintage timepieces.

Thank you Henrik and Svenja for an incredible 8 months! Will miss you both dearly! 

Until next time!


Hi Everyone, Jayne here! Can't believe today is our last day of school. Thanks Henrik for being the most patient teacher. The journey wasn't easy but I learned so much skills from this course. I will miss KHWCC family sooo much! T.T Looking forward to begin the next chapter of horology journey. If you want to learn watchmaking, KHWCC is the school! Farewell readers. =) 

Name: Markus McDonald.
Origin: Stockholm, Sweden. 
Course: 2 years full skill course.
Current mode: This week I continued with the gear train trial exams focusing on consistency, quality and finding new methods through experimentation to maximize time along with results. This went very well and I was able to raise my basics substantially whilst improving the efficiency of all the various tasks for the gear train module. 
Although tiring this week went very well thanks largely to the various different micro mechanics I’ve tackled.

Origin : Malaysia
Age : 28
Watchmaking class : 2 years Fullskill Program
Current Mood: Another busy week, after turning blue steel with HSS gravers now advancing to Hard Metal gravers to make pivot gauges. It is so much easier, however, the finishing seems better with HSS in a way. Looking forward to learn burnishing next week. On the other hand, Congratulations to James and Jayne for passing the technician course! Well done! Definitely going to miss both of you!

Origin : Kaohsiung, Taiwan 
Age : 27
Watchmaking : 2Y Fullskill Program
Current mood: It's been a diverse week. Learned and practiced on how to oil the winding and setting, made some tools, finally lock down the design and in the process of making the pointed nose vise. Overall a nice week!! Oh and the technicians graduated. Will sure miss them!!!

Everybody smile!

Nice vintage watches from Markus that he will repair later in the course.


Drilled bridge holes, ready for the next step.

Michael progressing well with the pivot gauges.

Apero in the nature!


Today (Friday) was the last day for the technician course! I am very proud of their hard work and always staying so positive! It’s always a bit sad when the students leave but also great for them as a new chapter in their life begins. We wish both Jayne and James the very best continuation on their watchmaking journey. As a celebration we all went to an amazing typical Swiss farm house restaurant, which was an awesome experience as well! We will miss both of them and hope to see them later in life one way or the other! Pierre has been working a lot on his school watch and is nearing the completion of his bridges, faster than I expected! Everything else is going very well for everyone, Michael is trying out to make square holes which means he has to first make the tool for it so that he can broach a round hole into a square hole, this technique may come in handy for him later if he would one day need to make for example a ratchet wheel or sliding pinion in restoration or his own watch. See you next week and have a great weekend!


  1. Congratulation Jayne and James. You were amazing students and we will miss you too and your jokes James. Wish you all the luck and good fortune for your future and give us news from time to time. Thank you for all the work you put in! Svenja

  2. Congratulations Jayne and James. ����