Thursday, November 28, 2013

They prepare their screws

Every watchmaker has them ..

Brad's stand

Kevin sharpening and preparing his screwdrivers

Checking to see if its alright.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Don't mess with watchmakers !

Read all about it here :


Lesson in Incablocs

Henrik giving the lesson on incablocs

Great to have the huge television set to show students stuff.

Joe on assembly and dis-assembly of the incablocs

Dis-assembled incablocs. Tricky stuff. Springs fly around all the time. Which means you are on all fours trying to look for them.

Monday, November 25, 2013

On your fours ..

This happens to EVERY watchmaker at least once a year. Nothing to be ashamed of. Stefano does it in style. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sneaks ..

Rob captured this surreptitiously. Sneaky bugger.

2nd year prep from the Great Rob

Rob prepares the movements for the second year guys.

Its quite fun work.

He messes up the movement.

and creates faults to confuse the students.

So. what is wrong with this bridge ??? 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Joe in the 2nd year

Screen grabbed from Joseph's Facebook page. Here he starts his assembly/dis-assembly lessons. We are mightily proud of this young boy from Sheffield ! Keep it up !

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

In the beginning ...

Receiving and organizing tools are always one of the most exciting portions of the course. Thats alot to take in ...

Monday, November 11, 2013

Lathe Servicing Part 2

In this series, the lathe servicing is completed. It looks simple and it is. However, it must still be done with care and caution. During dis-assembly or re- assembly, parts and joints can be damaged. We cannot stress it enough. Care for your tools. Respect them. They will last for a very long time if you do. 

Assembly of lathe


Lathe Assembled.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2nd Year

Its the start of the 2nd year for Henrik's class. Rob was a great help in setting this up. 

Here they are organizing themselves.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Lathe servicing Part ONE.

Lathe servicing part 1. Everyone goes through it. You need good habits and caring for your equipment is one big big part of being a watchmaker.

here's a close of rust on the lathe bed

lathe before cleaning 

lathe components in petrol cleaning bath