Friday, February 26, 2021


 WEEK 99

Willy, Yuriy, Alex, Michael
Origin : Singapore, Canada, Taiwan, Malaysia 
Age: n. a.
Watchmaking class: Technician & Fullskill 
Current mood: We all had our real exam this week. I am sure everyone did their best. Alex was making some tool and try to service a customer’s watch same goes to Michael as well. Yuriy restored and black polished a balance bridge for his client. Willy made a black polishing attachment for bridges. Looking forward to next week for the new hairspring and timing course!

Pierre Aubert
Origin :Toulouse, France.
Age : 24
Watchmaking class: Fullskill
Current mood: n/a

Name: Markus McDonald.
Origin: Stockholm, Sweden. 
Course: 2 years full skill course.
Current mode: 
This week I continued with the last section of the hairsprings applying the regulating curve and double bend too a few of the 6498 hairsprings I had prepared.
This was demanding since the hairsprings had been prepared over many hours for a specific balance meaning they couldn’t be replaced the same way as that test pieces could. Thus element made the adjustments more demanding but additionally incredibly rewarding.

They do amazing looking watches that's for sure!

Lucky Pierre got to visit their workshops and got with him this amazing book as well!

The way we should not repair watches was discovered in one of the vintage watches for repair, this one has a regulator that has been glued on to the balance bridge to keep it in place rather than correctly fitting it, it also looks terrible!
Even the entire Incabloc is tilted!

Michael fitted his pin vice on a wood table which looks nice and as an example the pallet fork is held in it and many other small pins or other small watch parts can now be held by it.

Alex started to repair an alarm movement here is the mainplate from a Memovox.


Very busy week! We had Asmund from Norway and David from Zürich for a taster course/bench test, both of them did really well and we all hope to see them here in the future! Also, the technicians all did their exams for the escapement course, next week we will have the results of Alex and Willys exams. Pierre went for an interview in Holland to the Grönefeld Horological Brothers, he must have had an amazing experience as he came back really happy and said he had an amazing experience there! I absolutely love their design and execution and level of finishing, outstanding watchmaking!!  Markus continued practicing the double bend and adjusting the hairspring flat and centered under the bridge as well as practicing the regulating curve, which is really hard to do perfectly since the only way to become good at it is to spend hours practicing. Although it was a really busy week for me it was incredibly enjoyable and rewarding!! Have a great weekend everyone!

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