This course is a continuation to Watchmaker’s Lathe I and the purpose is to teach the student the necessary knowledge and hand-skills to manufacture various parts in steel that will be functional in a mechanical watch, e.g. the winding stem.
The purpose of this course is to teach the student most common causes of timing errors and methods of correcting them. Performing precision timing exercises, including staffing, static & dynamic poising.
- Having a minimum of five (5) years in mechanical watch repair, or having participated in the AWCI Basic Watch Repair
- Reading Chapter 7 of The Theory of Horology prior to attending the course is recommended.
Length of course: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. & Thursday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
The course will teach the student the basics of a modern mechanical modular chronograph. We will also explain in depth how a vertical clutch system works and how this chronograph modular couples and uncouples from the base movement. This same chronograph system was also used on early model quartz chronographs as well.
The purpose of this course is to teach the student the fundamentals of vintage watch repair.
Candidates should be proficient with the use of a watchmakers lathe.
This course covers the standard operating procedures specific to the Rolex caliber 3035 movement.
Prerequisites: CW21, WOSTEP, or other Industry recognized certification or diploma
This course is designed to help individuals who have taken courses at AWCI to identify areas in which improvement is still needed and provide them with individualized instruction to help them prepare for successful completion of the CW21 Exam. [Read more…] about WATCH 290: CW21 Preparatory Course
Learn the proper use of taps and dies for forming both internal and external threads.
Requires the use of a lathe.
This class is not currently scheduled. If you are interested in this class you may request it using the form below.
This handy tool will allow you to remove the new style collets, as well as the older ones, with much less risk. This intense course includes lathe usage, filing, hardening and tempering, turning and polishing. Many skills will be used to complete this useful tool. Different than the common tools that are currently available, this lever will quickly become one of your favorites. [Read more…] about WATCH 251: Making a Hairspring Removal Tool
The purpose of this course is to teach the student basic micromechanics skills and all the basics of operating a watchmaker’s lathe.