Origin: Stockholm, Sweden.
Course: 2 years full skill course.
Current mode:This week I continued my work on the movements alongside my trial exams which built up to my main exam.
This week was very efficient, Yuriy from Canada arrived and started the technician course, He also donated a book about Zodiac watches that he wrote, Thank you very much Yuriy for this beautiful gift! This book is a great addition to our library as we have no book about Zodiac watches, and this one will certainly serve as a great help when researching about Zodiac watches. Markus made two more Escapement practice exams and also took the real one. The technicians learn about the concept of the watch, screwdrivers, tweezers, shock absorbers, assembly and disassembly of movements as well as lubrication of the winding and setting mechanism. Pierre was working on his school watch and so far, progressing in a stable way! I finally got the look I was looking for! I was experimenting with an alternative finish on metal that I intend to apply on certain areas of the movement, I was looking for a surface that looks more organic or natural instead of industrial or static, and it must also be rather easy to restore when needed without having to remove too much material. Looking closely on the brass surface that I did the experiment on; in some angles for me it appears as balls floating in dark water and in another angle, it appears as the surface is very organic or something boiling, extremely happy with the result and will certainly apply it in some interesting areas of the movement from now on. Have a great weekend everyone!