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March 2020

Build a Watch – Portland, OR

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Chris King Precision Components, 2801 NW Nela St
Portland, OR 97210 United States
$1245

Join AWCI at Chris King Precision Components in Portland Oregon for a Build A Watch class on March 7, 2020. 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. 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…

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WATCH 150: Service on the Watch Case: Crystals, Crowns, Tubes and Water Resistance

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 much overlooked 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…

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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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$85

    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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Richemont Education and Material Allocation Presentation

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227 United States
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John Sokol and Robert Flood of Richemont North American will be presenting its future education and material distribution strategies, requirements and procedures.

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Complicated Restorations – Bernhard Stoeber

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227 United States
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Join us as Bernhard Stoeber discusses complicated restorations undertaken while he studied at WOSTEP. Watches to be discussed include  A Ulysse Nardin Small Format Chronometer Carillon Alarm Pocket Watch (the first complicated watch made in the Vallee de Joux) Open face verge quarter repeater Girard Perregeaux 5-minute repeater Mr. Stoeber is a 3rd Generation horologist with more than 40 years experience working in the Swiss watch industry including employment at Omega, the Movado Group and Rolex. He recently retired from…

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Engine Turning

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227 United States
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Join David Lindow as he demonstrates the basics of engine turning. Participants will learn the principles of engine turning and get to try their had at a basic pattern.

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Technical Innovations in Public Clocks – Verdin Clocks & Bells

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227 United States
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Verdin Clocks and Bells is a Cincinnati based manufacturer of public clocks and bells. Their tower and street clocks are beautifully made. In addition to modern electric clocks and bell ringers, Verdin continues to service their historical mechanical clocks as well. This presentation will focus on the contributions that Verdin has made to the public clock industry over its 175 year history. Verdin is always looking for service professionals and installers for their clocks which can be found all over…

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Chelsea Ship’s Bells Clocks

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227 United States
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Learn the specific features and technical aspects of Chelsea Ship's Bells clocks taught by their very own Nick Butt.

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