Thursday, September 20, 2012

New stuff ...

The suction system is more or less complete. All thanks to Nicholas from Ulysse Nardin whom was a great help in installing them for us ..

Henrik at his bench. He's planning something interesting for the incoming batch. What would it be ? Wait a year ! Its a surprise for the students.

The foundation was also generous in supplying us with a cabinet to put stuff in ..

Finally, we have sofas in the school !!! 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Christmas was early ... sort of ..

Usually, after the watchmaker's holiday, a representative from the Ulysse Nardin Foundation would pay the school a visit to see if we need anything. Its all thanks to them that we have such a lovely school with state of the art facilities.

No, this is not for our Playstation or Wii. These 2 HD LCD TVs will be mounted above the teacher's benches in both workshops and connected to their teaching microscopes. Pretty standard and almost all watchmaking schools have them but with this, we take high resolution to another level. Also, if any of the teachers need to show any pictures, all they need to do is to connect their laptops to the TVs and everyone in the classroom can see them.

The Foundation also sponsored a new fridge since the current one is way too small for 10 people.

This is workshop 1 being fitted with suction and blower piping. In the future, if we need to add more benches, we don't need to ask a contractor to come down and reorganize the piping, we can do it ourselves via one pipe. 

New chairs and the handymen's tools. Its all in the works ...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

RSS link to Twitter and Timeline

The wonders of RSS. Now we can update Henrik's facebook and twitter at the same time.

RSS Test 3

Test 3

Always use a tripod

One tip, its best to use a tripod when you're taking watch components. Otherwise, there is a danger of blurring etc etc

For those whom understand aperture, its best to use the lowest aperture so that there is no bokeh or blurring. You want to see all the details and not just one portion of a component sometimes.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New chairs !

We received new chairs for a batch of new benches being ordered. Also, we got new Waldmann lamps for the benches today as well. Check out Henrik in action !! 

The final product !! 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Henrik's dad pays a visit

Robert's father came to visit last year and this year, its Henrik's father whom came to visit.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Borel Furnaces

Henrik paid a visit to Borel furnaces to check out some machines. However, our  request to take pictures was going to take some time so this is all we have. Borel furnaces are one of the best around for small components and especially suitable in watchmaking. The sales people were really helpful and informational and the best part was that they spoke English.