Dean got this fancy and super simple to use machine (everyone got jealous) to make it faster and easier for him to extract balance staff's once he gets back to Canada to serve his customers!
It got much colder and raining off and on this week and we lost one day due to ascension on Thursday. It was also a slow pace week which is very rare for us! But also good once in a while as the technicians continue adjusting hairsprings and restoring oscillators with broken balance staffs and other problems, A also had to make a new threaded bushing for a mainplate where the threads were stripped but it was also worn out around it as it also acts as a post for a steel wheel, very interesting work as it was for a vintage watch. Renato and David started their technician course with the introduction of tweezers and screwdrivers. Its great that Horological Times published Roberts article, as it can help give a different perspective to the readers from someone who is in the beginning of their watchmaking journey, thanks to AWCI and Horological Times! Francesco and David were busy turning pivots, Dean and Tetsu completed some tools and continue on some final tools! It was a very enjoyable calm week! have a great weekend everyone!