Friday, February 12, 2021

VINTAGE WATCHES!

 WEEK 97

Willy, Yuriy, Alex, Michael
Origin : Singapore, Canada, Taiwan, Malaysia 
Age: n. a.
Watchmaking class: Technician & Fullskill 
Current mood: Understand the relationship... "Swiss Lever Escapement"
Horn and guard pin clearance, safe drop, run to the banking and total lock. All interrelated to create a safe system, what a wicked invention. Technical nerd like me, total fascinated with this distributing system.


Pierre Aubert
Origin :Toulouse, France.
Age : 24
Watchmaking class: Fullskill
Current mood: Back to the school watch! Files the spring and click for function! They are now working and O must say I am really happy with the functional smoothness and sound crispness of it..!
Have a great weekend and see you next week everyone!


Name: Markus McDonald.
Origin: Stockholm, Sweden. 
Course: 2 years full skill course.
Current mode: n/a


STEP 1: VINTAGE WATCHES! (MICHAEL)
Michael got these lovely looking vintage watches to repair later in the course.
Not the most high end vintage watches but still humble mechanical movements, great to start learning on!






STEP 2: SHELLAC! (TECHNICIAN)
Michaels shellac application is improving, this one looks really neat!

Also Willy preparing to apply shellac.



STEP 3: ROLLER DIE! (PIERRE)
Pierre tried out how to make threads with the roller die system.



STEP 4: CLICK SPRING! (PIERRE)
Pierre adjusting his click system.









HENRIK's WORDS:

 

Light and positive feel in the workshops this week. Pierre is doing really well and continued on his school watch, making screws as well as finishing some old tools. Markus started to practice pinning up hairsprings to the stud and forming the regulating curve. The technicians almost finished all the pallet adjustments and started to apply fresh shellac on the pallets and practice cleaning them as well, next week they will make 2 trial escapement exams. Turned out to be a nicely balanced week! Have a great weekend everyone! 




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