Origin : New Delhi, India
Age : 28
Watchmaking class : 8 month Service & Technician course
Current mood :Hair springs Hair springs, just a spiral yet so complex. Practice is the key to master something, i am getting there with hairsprings but i hope i would get "Excellent" before the exam. 😉
Origin : Toulouse, France
Age : 23
Watchmaking class : 2Y Fullskill Program
Current mood: Very interesting week!! Started to turn between dead centers on blue steel with brown steel gravers! It was not easy in the beginning. But now that I have found the right angle, pressure and sharpness of my gravers, it is going like butter! In fact, it is a lot more enjoyable than regular steel..! I have prepared multiple carriers so that I can work efficiently on my pivot gauges one after another. I also had some time to make the intermediate wheels bridge for my school watch! It is looking good and I look forward to working on it!
Origin : Stockholm Sweden
Age : 20
Watchmaking class: 2 years Fullskill Program
Current mood : This week was aimed at tackling the mock exams at a much more intense rate. Being with the aim at getting the quality as high as possible, in as little time as possible. This served to be highly efficient in improving the quality as well as the quantity. This combined with with an emphasis on making tools in the between the preparation and the exams resulted in the week being both a learning experience and an exercise in adversity.
Origin : Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Age : 26
Watchmaking : 2Y Fullskill Program
Current mood: Another week, another endless filling. Thankfully I am starting to work on a new project, keeping things relatively fresh. The new project is to design my own poising plate. The shape is totally up to the designer. Some people make it simple so they have more time for other project, some, like myself, make a cool shape out of it. But it will obviously take more time and energy to complete. It will be a good challenge and practice.
STEP 1: DEAD CENTERS TURNING (PIERRE)
Pivot gauges on carriers => Production style
Funky way to produce high quality videos while turning..!
STEP 2: INTERMEDIATE WHEELS BRIDGE (PIERRE)
STEP 3: HAIR SPRINGS (Harman)
Understanding the centering around the collet of the of hairsprings.
STEP 4: POISING PLATE DESIGN (Alex)
The drawing of one of the poising plate designs.
Excellent week indeed! Markus is progressing very well with his preparation for the first exam; precision filing, Harman started with the second final part of the hairsprings; to true it under the bridge and will next week start with the timing before practicing for his exam, Alex continued with his tools and did a very nice design of his balance poising plate, meanwhile Pierre continued with his school watch and finished one raw bridge for it with the pantograph. Out of subject; *EXCELLENT did not refer to watchmaking this time around, but instead food, as some of us are very conscientious about food and health, so Pierre found an app for his phone to scan bar codes of foods to check if they are containing additives and bad ingredients, scanning our food, he found out the food I eat for lunch is almost always excellent in the healthy meaning, whereas a lot of the other foods did not score that well, subsequent "excellent" remarks followed me around this week 😁 At least I stay healthy! 😊 Enjoy the weekend and see you next week!