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December 2018

Build a Watch NYC

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hotel Roosevelt, 45 E 45th St
New York, NY 10017 United States
$995

Join AWCI's Watchmaking professionals as we join with Grand Central Watch on December 10th in a day of watchmaking in midtown Manhattan.  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 includes lunch, a behind the scenes tour of Central Watch, and ends with the opportunity to unwind and talk watches over drinks. Register Now

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January 2019

Skills Evaluation (Session 1)

January 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Free

This opportunity was developed to aid in: Preparation for the AWCI CW21 exam Class selection for future education Bench testing accuracy Promotional bench testing within a company   These personalized two-day classes are designed primarily for watchmakers that wish to bring their standards upward, watchmakers whom have never had formal education, watchmakers without a lot of experience and for those who feel they are lacking some of the small details that would help clarify and elevate past struggles. The purpose…

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Skills Evaluation (Session 2)

January 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Free

This opportunity was developed to aid in: Preparation for the AWCI CW21 exam Class selection for future education Bench testing accuracy Promotional bench testing within a company   These personalized two-day classes are designed primarily for watchmakers that wish to bring their standards upward, watchmakers whom have never had formal education, watchmakers without a lot of experience and for those who feel they are lacking some of the small details that would help clarify and elevate past struggles. The purpose…

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Skills Evaluation (Session 3)

January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Free

This opportunity was developed to aid in: Preparation for the AWCI CW21 exam Class selection for future education Bench testing accuracy Promotional bench testing within a company   These personalized two-day classes are designed primarily for watchmakers that wish to bring their standards upward, watchmakers whom have never had formal education, watchmakers without a lot of experience and for those who feel they are lacking some of the small details that would help clarify and elevate past struggles. The purpose…

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21st Century Watchmaking Standards (3-Day)

January 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Hilton Long Beach, 701 West Ocean Blvd CA 90831 United States + Google Map
$750

Instructor Tom Schomaker, CMW21 brings his fundamentals course to the West Coast!  In this 3-day class Tom will teach proper cleanliness, lubrication, and endshake adjustments.  As well as the standard set by the major watch manufacturers.  Take this class together with the Chronograph Short Course for just $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…

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Chronograph Short Course

January 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Hilton Long Beach, 701 West Ocean Blvd CA 90831 United States + Google Map
$595

Chronograph lovers, this class is just what you’ve been looking for.  In this 2-day course Tom will cover the checks and adjustments for the modern mechanical chronograph. Take this class together with the 21st Century Watchmaking Standards Course (3-day) for just $1095! Instructor: Tom Schomaker, CMW21 To Register call Rob McLeod at 866-FOR-AWCI (367-2924), ext. 303 Non-member Price $745

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February 2019

Case & Bracelet Refinishing

February 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1350

Polishing a case today requires many skills. Complex case and bracelet designs are common in the marketplace. Standardized polishing methods were often not taught in watchmaking schools here in the U.S. until recently. Many watchmakers learned polishing by trial and error or observing the procedures of others. Today’s consumer has high expectations concerning the quality of the watch repair which includes the refinishing of the case and bracelet. Knowledge is the key. Our formal training program includes concepts and hands-on…

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Introduction to Watchmaking

February 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095

This class is perfect for anyone thinking about entering the profession of watchmaking or the individual who wants to gain a better appreciation of the art of watchmaking.  This course offers you the opportunity to learn the basic skills and techniques used by the modern watchmaker. More specifically, the student will learn about: 1. Overview of the nomenclature of the watch and its various components 2. General repair procedure: a. Jewels and endshake b. Proper servicing of a barrel c.…

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March 2019

CLOCK 120: The American Style Time-and-Strike Movement

March 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$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. The learner will start with examining the movement as a time only movement, the strike train will be removed. The educational program on day one will center upon…

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Modern Mechanical Chronograph – ETA 7750

March 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 22, 2019 @ 3:00 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 all the basics of the modern mechanical chronographs that are most prevalent on today’s market as well as to give the student a profound understanding of how chronograph watches operate. The student will learn: The definitions and a brief history of the mechanical chronograph and its various components About the basic features and functions The basic differences between column wheel & cam chronographs Differences between vertical and horizontal clutch systems…

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