Monday, July 23, 2012

Holiday !

Dear everyone,

Its the start of the watchmaking holidays and like everyone else in the industry, we will be closed from now to August 15th.

We have a batch of new students coming in October and so, when we are back from the holidays, its going to be a really interesting period as we take you on a pictorial journey of what goes into arranging for the start of a new semester.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lycée Edgar Faure Watchmaking school, final part

Some final pictures from my visit to this very nice watchmaking school.

More impressive student work

This was an interesting watch designed by a very talented student, with big date!

Nice topping tool!

Wall clock made by the students.

And finally this is where the magic happens; A very serious machine room that the students of the watchmaking program had access to, we are looking at a electro erosion machine which the students can use to make all kinds of watchmaking parts with. Very impressive indeed!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Something everyday ... Watchmaking ...

Henrik hand turning this morning. The shot has him obscured but thats because this angle wouldn't disturb him. Its delicate work.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Lycée Edgar Faure Watchmaking school part 2

If you can remember a few weeks ago i went to a French watchmaking school in Morteau for a visit, this is part two of my photo-essay.

They had more rooms than i could count and this is a smaller micromechanical area.


This room was divided in two parts, to the left they had 3 schaublin 102 lathes and to the right they had the large Hauser jig-borer and other micromechanical tools not seen in this picture

Another classroom not in use at the moment

Some more creative student work.

Close up.

If you can remember from part 1 i had a photo of a church clock, well, this is the inside photos of the restored movement.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Does this work ?

Henrik on the Schaublin 70.

Turning something really small. Really really small.

Its a Thursday and the week is coming to a close. Henrik is working on something small. Here's the video clip. You can't see much movement because its really small so Henrik has to move very very nimbly.

This is how small it looks like. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012