We have no title for this week!
Origin : New Delhi, India
Age : 28
Watchmaking class : 8 month Service & Technician course
Current mood : i had my Hair Spring exam but i immediately failed because my ratchet screw wasn't tight, but any how lesson learned. now i will take my re exam next week.
Only 7 weeks left before my course gets over, i'm busy restoring my tools and completing my pending work.
I bought an iconic watch, the Bulova Accutron Spaceview. It is in mint condition but needs and overhaul, excited to work on this watch. Pictures attached.
Origin : Toulouse, France
Age : 23
Watchmaking class : 2Y Fullskill Program
Current mood: I prepared more pivot gauges shoulders to start production soon. I have also made some progress on tools, pieces for the pointed nose hand vice are ready for drilling. Last but not least, I have had some fun modifying Harman's balance staff truing guide :) Pictures down below. Have a great weekend everyone!
Origin : Stockholm Sweden
Age : 20
Watchmaking class: 2 years Fullskill Program
Current mood : This week I started off doing several sets of milling, precision filling and some research however the primary focus of the week was aimed at starting the winding stem course. This was a lot of fun thanks too the new information and techniques that I started to learn. I applied these new techniques to specific dimensions of certain pieces, which was a challenging experiencing but perfect for improvement as I was able to make a diverse and dynamic range of test pieces.
Origin : Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Age : 26
Watchmaking : 2Y Fullskill Program
Current mood: I had a dream that one day we can all scribe with the jig borer without ever having to reset the piece back to the center. And yet, a dream is only a dream and can only be met when one is asleep. It took me quite some to realize the jig borer is capable in a different way than the one I have in mind. And I am glad I figured it out. No coordinates, no machine... I can finally start cutting the piece out of the plate next week.
STEP 1: MODIFYING HARMAN's TRUING GUIDE! (PIERRE)
Ready for milling!
After milling: This will allow the balance staff to rest above the slot to inspect potential scratches
Bluing of the screw => fancying purple
STEP 2: PREPARATION FOR THE FILLING (ALEX)
STEP 3: SHOPPING TIME (HARMAN)
Nothing special going on this week except we went to Herrli's ones again for tools, it was new for Markus and Alex, otherwise everyone working hard with Markus learning the hand turning on the 8 mm watchmakers lathe, Alex continuing with his fancy balance support tool using the jig-boring machine to point and scribe which was nice to see, Harman is pushing on with hairsprings and complete services of movements and he also got a nice Bulova which he will later overhaul, Pierre is continuing with some of his tools as well as his pivot gauge bodies, today he also modified Harmans wheel truing guide to be able to also check balance staff pivots with it, I am preparing to fly off to England to join the BHI award ceremony to receive my FBHI Fellow of the British Horological Institute certificate, have been looking forward to go back ones again, will take many pictures to show in the next blog. Have a great weekend to all and see you next week!