Origin: Stockholm, Sweden.
Course: 2 years full skill course.
Current mode: This week I focused on the hairsprings finishing the last stages and assembly. This went well as I was able to make very precise adjustments to the hairspring something which was challenging when I started.
Interesting diverse week, the technicians had their last escapement theory lesson and finished all escapement exercises, so for the rest of the week they were free to work on their own projects, as we are transitioning to the balance and hairspring course next week. The highlight for me this week was that we had Philippe Narbel as a visitor to the school; https://www.instagram.com/philippe_narbel_watchmaking/ He has an incredible passion for skeletonizing and finishing work in watchmaking which I, and probably all students also share! Thank you very much Philippe for coming by and sharing your passion! We hope to soon visit you as well!
This is also the No.100 week since we started this new blog format with Pierre and Harman!
Since Yuriy soon needs to re-bush some of his movements, as the center wheel bushings and barrel bushings are worn on many of his repairs, we also practiced centering the mainplate in the lathe using the tailstock microscope. Michael and Alex took the opportunity to finish some old tools, and pivot gauges as well as Michael started to learn how to turn the balance staff for a pocket watch repair. Pierre started to practice for his final exam by overhauling and repairing the 7 ETA exercise movements and Markus continued with hairsprings, now doing the final adjustments of flatness under the bridge with the balance attached very soon he will start timing. Have a great weekend everyone!