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March 2020

Timepieces of the Willard House & Clock Musueum

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227 United States
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Robert Cheney, executive director of the Willard House & Clock Museum will discuss the Willard Family of clockmakers, their innovations, and many of the items displayed at the museum in New Grafton, MA.

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Engine Turning

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227 United States

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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Herschede Tubular Bell Clocks

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227 United States

Join Michael Gainey, CC21 for a short introduction into the detailed world of Herschede Clocks. 

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History of Timekeeping – From Time Balls to Atomic Clocks

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227 United States

Dr. Al Scheide of the Cincinnati Observatory will deliver a presentation on the history of timekeeping and the role that observatories have played in that history including details about the Cincinnati Observatory's role as a standard for timekeeping in the Cincinnati area.

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Lift Angles

March 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227 United States

Tom Schomaker, CMW21 utilizes the Witschi WisioScope S to demonstrate how escapement adjustments and other factors affect the actual lift angle of a watch and what that means for the repair person at the bench.

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Practical Gear Cutting for the Horologist

March 29 @ 8:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$595

    Come to AWCI in our well-equipped machine shop after our convention for this practical, hands on class where gearing and gear cutting will be practiced.   Not only will the student learn the basic set ups involved cutting horological gears but multiple approaches to tooling will be explored as well as theory from a practical standpoint.   The student will learn about wheel and pinion engagements and gain a fuller understanding of horological gearing in general.    While…

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April 2020

Build a Watch – Indianapolis, IN

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Meridan Tower Indianapolis, IN, 10201 N Illinois St
Indianapolis, IN 46290 United States
$1245

Join AWCI as we team up with Red Bar Indy for a great Build a Watch Event.  We will be holding this class on our state of the art Archie Perkins Mobile Horology Classroom.  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…

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Watch 155: Fundamentals on Quartz Watches

April 6 @ 8:00 am - April 10 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095
Quartz Movement

Join us for this New class which will focus on technician level quartz troubleshooting, diagnostics and service.

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Watch 210: Quartz and Quartz Chronograph Service Procedures and Diagnostics

April 6 @ 8:00 am - April 10 @ 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 all the fundamentals of modern quartz watch repair and quartz chronographs that are most prevalent on today’s market. The student will learn how to perform the various important electronic tests e.g. current consumption, coil resistance, lower working voltage, fault finding etc. including disassembly and service of the movement. Prerequisites: Some basic understanding in electronic watch functions, Knowledge of watch terminology. Ownership of the book The Theory of Horology is essential. Must read,…

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Build a Watch – Willard House – North Grafton, Massachusetts

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Willard House, 11 Willard St.
North Grafton, MA 01536 United States
$1245

Join AWCI as we team up with the Willard House & Clock Museum for a great Build a Watch Event.  This year we will be in our Archie Perkins Mobile Horology Classroom parked in front of this historical horological landmark.  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.…

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