STEP 1: BLACK POLISHING! (FRANCESCO)
Left screw is the restored one and the right one is another unrestored screw from the same watch.
transition of light!
Light reflected into the camera! This is for a pocket watch that Francesco is restoring during the course!
STEP 2: SQUARE BARS! (MIGUEL & DAVID)
Square bars hand filed by Miguel in a fancy stand also handmade by Miguel!
Turned brass bars ready to be filed into square bars!
Filing the squares by hand!
STEP 3: TOOL MAKING! (DANIEL)
Daniel busy on the Schaublin 102 lathe making parts for his tools!
STEP 4: BOOKS! (ROBERT)
Robert had this very interesting book on loan for the school, very interesting to see the various tools watchmakers used in the past!
STEP 5: CUSTOM MADE SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL! (FRANCESCO)
Francesco got back the crystal he ordered for a repair job, great job by the crystal manufacturer!
STEP 6: TASTER COURSE! (HAROLD FROM CANADA)
Harold from Canada took the taster course!
STEP 7: HAIRSPRINGS! (XIN)
Xin enjoying the course on hairsprings!
STEP 8: NOMENCLATURE! (DAVID)
David found a good way of memorizing all the names of the chronograph parts!
STEP 9: NO SNOW! (EVERYONE)
All the snow disappeared in Le Locle!
Unfortunately all the snow in Le Locle disappeared! Francesco started a pocket watch restoration! Daniel, David and Miguel continued making their tools, and also finished the hand filing square exercices! Renato and David had their chronograph course! Tetsu and Dean had another trial exam and decided also to do the real exam! Harold all the way from Canada came to take the taster course which was nice! The week went by in what felt like a few hours!! It was a really solid and intense week! Have a nice weekend everyone!