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July 2020

Build a Watch – Avon Lake, OH

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm UTC+0
Peter & Co. Jewelers, 32020 Walker Road
Avon Lake, OH United States
$1245

Join AWCI in Avon Lake, OH for a great Build a Watch Event with Peter and Co. Jewelers.  Our Build a Watch 2.0 includes a newly designed in-house watch case in stainless steel or pvd, your choice of 6 dials, and 4 different styles of hands and is taught on our brand-new state of the art mobile classroom. This is your opportunity to assemble a Swiss Made ETA 6497 movement, lubricate the moving parts, install a dial and hands, and…

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Watch 200: Modern Automatic Watches

July 13 @ 8:00 am - July 17 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
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 all the fundamentals of modern mechanical automatic watch repair that are most prevalent on today’s market. The student will learn how to perform the various diagnostics in evaluating the condition of the various components, cleaning, assembling, adjustments, dialing and casing. Prerequisites: Having at least three (3) years in mechanical watch repair WATCH 190:21st Century Watchmaking Standards course Reading pages 169-188 of the book The Theory of Horology is essential prior to…

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Watch 100: Introduction to Watchmaking

July 20 @ 8:00 am - July 24 @ 3:00 pm UTC-4
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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Build a Watch – Indianapolis, IN

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm UTC+0
Holiday inn indianapolis Carmel, 251 Pennsylvania Pkwy
Indianapolis, OH 46280 United States
$1245

Join AWCI in Indianapolis, IN for a great Build a Watch Event.  Our Build a Watch 2.0 includes a newly designed in-house watch case in stainless steel or pvd, your choice of 6 dials, and 4 different styles of hands and is taught on our brand-new state of the art mobile classroom. 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 477: Part Design and Construction

July 27 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 3:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095

75   AWCI will welcome back Mr. Korpela to our facility on July 27th through 31st for another great class.  In this class we will design and manufacture an oscillator for a watch!  This class builds upon Watch 475 and 476 to make an oscillator for the 6497.  Prerequisites: CW21, SAWTA, WOSTEP, recognized certification or instructor approval.

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Indianapolis Horological Society

July 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-4

  Join AWCI and the Indianapolis Horological Society for an evening of watchmaking on July 29th.  Tom Schomaker will be hosting a class that should not be missed!

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August 2020

Watch 230: Balance Staffing and Timing

August 3 @ 8:00 am - August 7 @ 3:00 pm UTC-4
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 all the fundamentals of balance staffing. Topics covered will include the verification and analysis of the escapement function, poising (static & dynamic), truing and timing adjustment in a mechanical watch. Cutting out a balance staff on a lathe and adjusting the balance staff, and removing balance staffs from Glucydur balances with the Horia tool. Prerequisites: Minimum 3 years full-time experience in watch repair (and/or) having attended the following…

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Watch 190: 21st Century Watchmaking Standards

August 17 @ 8:00 am - August 21 @ 3:00 pm UTC-4
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 fundamentals and tolerances associated with mechanical watch repair. The “Standard Operating Procedures” (SOP’s) used in modern watch repair will be discussed and implemented. Verification and analysis of the individual components of the movement will be assessed and corrected. For those planning to take any future classes or Brand Specific Training as it helps develop the necessary skill sets to a better training experience. Evaluate your skill set in…

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September 2020

Watch 102: Watchmaking Theory

September 2 @ 8:00 am - September 4 @ 3:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$595

Join AWCI for this course which explains the inner workings of a watch.  It is a must for anyone considering taking the CW21.  It allows you to understand not only functional issues, but theoretical ones as well.   Lubrication, isochronism, automatic systems, calendar systems, and much more will be covered.  Tests will be given at the end of each section, with answers reviewed. A great way to learn and practice theoretical test taking.  No prerequisites for the class.  Highly encouraged to…

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Clock 120: Introduction to Clockmaking

September 9 @ 8:00 am - September 11 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$595

  Instructor: Kenneth P. De Lucca, Ph.D. Location: AWCI Headquarters, Harrison, OH AWCI member Cost: $595 This introductory course is to present the learner with the various aspects of clocks. There is much to know! What will be stressed in this 3-day hands-on educational program will be an examination of an American style time/strike movement. This movement is a most common example of clocks found in repair centers.   Day 1: After observing how the clock movement functions as a…

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