It’s exciting to see this barrel bridge nearing completion..! Not yet there but enjoying the process! Don’t want to think about the future, I’d rather be focused on these present tasks. Anyway, have a great weekend everyone. See you next week.
PS: Getting cold here, I quite like it. I hope we’ll get snow this year..!
Origin: Stockholm, Sweden.
Course: 2 years full skill course.
Current mode: This is week was spent working on various projects and finishing parts of the movements in preparation for next week being the start of the hairspring. For the balance and escape wheel section it was a lot of fun getting to further expand my escapement knowledge and theory.
This week was very fast! The Technicians learn to service the energy accumulator of the mechanical watch called the barrel and mainspring, this went very well, they learn for example the quality control of the relevant components, side-shake and end-shakes, installation by hand and with professional tools, cleaning and lubrication. Yuriy also learn the basics of turning with the Schaublin 70, ending the week with his own made barrel closing tool. I was completely busy with giving demonstrations, theory lessons and checking student work and got no time for anything special, except for having a great talk with Jason at AWCI, we are going to collaborate on something exciting regarding watchmaking education, most likely around January and February next year, this may be interesting for watchmakers all around the world! I will of course notify when we get closer to the date. Have a great weekend everyone!