Origin: Stockholm, Sweden.
Course: 2 years full skill course.
Current mode: This week I both continued my caliber work and started with the hairspring module specifically a mix of theory and practical such as disassemble and reassembly.
The Technician course feels as if it has reached warp speed now 😊 Most of the barrels from last week have already been properly serviced so we started to have a look at the transmission unit, specifically the wheels and pinions from the centre or great wheel all the way to the escape pinion. Pierre keeps on progressing well with his school watch and Markus started a new course; the balance and hairspring course, learning how to restore watches with a broken balance staff, including disassembly of balance complete with extraction of broken balance staff practicing different techniques, as well as how to rivet back a new balance staff and attach the double roller including all the necessary checks as well as truing the balance in the flat. The school also had the good fortune to be passed on a legacy from a good friend of the school who passed away recently, his wish was to pass on his legacy to the school so that his watchmaking tools can continue to be used in classical watchmaking for the next generation watchmakers and technicians. Such a powerful gesture will never be forgotten! Have a great weekend everyone!