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January 2020

Build a Watch – Dallas, TX

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton Arlington, 2401 E. Lamar Blvd
Arlington, TX 76006 United States
$1245

  Join AWCI's Watchmaking professionals as we journey to Dallas, TX on January 25th, 2020 for a day of watchmaking. Our Build a Watch 2.0 includes a newly designed in-house watch case in stainless steel or pvd, your choice of 4 dials, and 3 different styles of hands. This is your opportunity to assemble a Swiss Made ETA 6497 movement, lubricate the moving parts, install a dial and hands, and case up your very own watch before wearing it home. The event…

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February 2020

Build a Watch – Orlando, FL

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
FL United States
$1245

  Join AWCI's Watchmaking professionals as we journey to Orlando, FL on February 8th, 2020 for a day of watchmaking with Orlando Watch Co. Our Build a Watch 2.0 includes a newly designed in-house watch case in stainless steel or pvd, your choice of 4 dials, and 3 different styles of hands. This is your opportunity to assemble a Swiss Made ETA 6497 movement, lubricate the moving parts, install a dial and hands, and case up your very own watch before…

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WATCH 180: Basic Watch Servicing

February 10 @ 8:00 am - February 14 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095

The purpose of this course is to teach the student the basics of a modern mechanical watch with some complication, such as a calendar or another feature. The size of the movements used will be smaller than those used in the Introduction class and the 21st Century class. They will consist of both new and older regulation technologies. Some of the major focus points will be on oiling with precision, timing analysis, troubleshooting and calendar lubrication and assembly. This class…

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Build a Watch Richter & Phillips Jewelers

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Richter & Phillips, 601 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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$1245

Join AWCI as we team up again with Richter & Phillips Jewelers for a great Build a Watch Event.  This year we will be in our Archie Perkins Mobile Horology Classroom parked in front of their beautiful store.  Our Build a Watch 2.0 includes a newly designed in-house watch case in stainless steel or pvd, your choice of 4 dials, and 3 different styles of hands and is taught on our brand-new state of the art mobile classroom. This is…

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Watch 100: Introduction to Watchmaking

February 17 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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        A survey course for the new or prospective watchmaker covering the basic skills and techniques used by the modern watchmaker. This class is perfect for anyone thinking about entering the profession of watchmaking or for the individual who just wants to gain a better appreciation for the art of watchmaking.  This course is a foundational course ideal for someone who is a collector,  new to watchmaking or wanting to know more about how a watch works.…

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March 2020

WATCH 150: Service on the Watch Case: 5 Watches in 5 Days

March 9 @ 8:00 am - March 13 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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The purpose of this new course is to teach the student the skills involved with casing. Many skills are needed when dealing with the wide variety of complex case designs. We will explore crystals, case buttons, crowns and case tubes. These components will be serviced (ie taken apart, gaskets replaced, lok-tite applied, etc). Complete disassembly of the cases will be done using the case press and a multitude of various dies. You will learn the proper ways to utilize the…

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Watch 420S: Vintage Chronograph Short Course

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$595

Processed with VSCO with lv01 preset Back by popular demand, come participate in a vintage chronograph course with Mr. Stoeber.  In this course, you will go through theoretically and practically different vintage chronograph calibers with emphasis on troubleshooting, repair and adjustments to each mechanism.  Lemania, Landeron and Valjoux calibers will be covered.  Sign up quickly! Come for the class, stay for Time-Con. This class is the 3 days immediately before Time-con 2020.

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Herschede Tubular Bell Restoration Class

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$595

  Michael Gainey CC21 Herschede Tubular Bell Restoration Class March 23, 24 and 25 Location: AWCI Headquarters in Harrison, Ohio Cost of class:  AWCI members - $595 Non-members - $745   Michael will share his hard earned knowledge gained from forty years of experience through his extensive power point presentation with over 200 photos that focus on dozens of examples of those issues, both before and after a rebuild, that are unique to the most common Herschede Tubular Bell movements. …

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Chronometer Club Seminar – Precision Timing & Dynamic Poising

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$100

    Learn more about precision timing and dynamic poising and you will leave your watches with better deltas and your customers will be even happier.   Join Tom Schomaker CMW21 for this one day class before TimeCon 2020       Come for the class, stay for Time-Con. This class is the 3 days immediately before Time-con 2020.

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Cincinnati Observatory Tour

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Pl
Cincinnati, OH 45208 United States
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Are you getting in a little early? Come check out the oldest observatory in the United States and see the beautiful Riefler clocks that were the standard time clocks for the entire city of Cincinnati. Learn about the time ball and how astronomy and horology are inseparable. Take a peek through the mechanically driven 1904 Alvin Clark & Sons Refractor Telescope (weather permitting). Reservations Required (Limit 50)

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