WEEK 2 & 3
Lathe: We know the drill ;)
Origin : New Delhi, India
Age : 28
Watchmaking class : 8 month Service & Technician course
Current mood : "Mind just got tapered.."started to use the Schaublin 70, loving the experience with the lathe. On Easter holidays, Henrik suggested to work on a school watch: I'm excited to work on the bridges over the weekends :D"
Origin : Toulouse, France
Age : 22
Watchmaking class : 2Y Fullskill Program
Current mood : « Very exciting times: the lathe is an AMAZING tool!!! The precision is simply out of the world!! The love relationship with filing is getting very serious: I just started designing my school watch and filing the bridges. More on that later, stay tuned. PS: Filing might replace meditation ;) It is the purest form of self expression..!! The hands and the mind. What else? See you next week."
STEP 1 : LEARNING THE DRILLS
STEP 2 : FULL CYCLE LEARNING
FIXING OUR OWN TOOLS (compound vice for the ACIERA 6T drill press)
STEP 3: TURNING
OUR CHAKRAS ARE ALIGNING!
(Trying to explain lathe operations :p)
STEP 4: APPLIED SKILLS
SCHOOL WATCH debuts
3 weeks has already passed as well as Easter! Students are very efficient and seem to like even the filing! We covered already the drill press, learning on our beloved precision Aciera 6T column drill press, super smooth and most importantly no accidents! The students also started to work on their school watches mainly modifying 6498 bridges to classical shapes to continue practice classical hand filing, we also had time to learn the basics of the lathe on the the Schaublin 70 (watchmakers super lathe). Just before Easter I also met up with Mr. Simonin (former director of WOSTEP) to pick up some restoration projects. We talked in length about marine chronometers and school watches, coincidentally he had one of my restoration projects that I did in the course on restoration and complications back in 2006, the marine chronometer that I restored, he still had it!! and it was in perfect condition still running strong! It was truly emotional ones again to be with it and hearing its beautiful song so healthy and strong! Anyway next week we will do some more cool stuff stay tuned...
|Teaser for next week :)
|The Marine Chronometer Henrik restored back in the complication and restoration course in WOSTEP