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July 2019

Watchmakers-Clockmakers Association of Ohio Annual Convention

July 26 - July 27
Carlisle Inn, 1357 Old Rte 39 NE
Sugarcreek, OH 44681 United States
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Watch 476: Restoration and Construction Techniques

July 29 @ 8:00 am - August 2 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095

  Join Henrik Korpela in this course where you will finish watch bridges through techniques used in vintage restoration and construction of “kit” watches used by high-end manufacturers.  

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August 2019

Atlanta Jewelry Show

August 9 - August 12
Cobb Galleria, 2 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339 United States
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Watch 175: Case and Bracelet Refinishing

August 12 @ 8:00 am - August 16 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1350.00

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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Watch 100: Introduction to Watchmaking

August 19 @ 8:00 am - August 23 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095

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. Class Schedule: 5 days, Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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September 2019

Watch 102: Watchmaking Theory

September 4 @ 8:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$595

This is a user friendly course explaining the inner workings of a watch. It is a must for anyone considering taking the CW21. It fills in some of the blanks and allows you to understand not only functional issues, but theoretical ones as well. Differences between modern fast beat watches verses their older counterparts will discussed and physical differences will be shown in an enlarged viewing state. Lubrication, Epilame, escapement, isochronism, vertical clutch systems, Automatic systems, calendar systems, basic calculations…

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Watch 220: Modern Mechanical Chronograph

September 16 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 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 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. Prerequisites: It would be of extreme benefit for the student to have a minimum of three (3) years experience in manual and/or automatic watch repair. Ownership of the book The Theory of Horology is essential. Must read chapter 11 of The Theory…

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World Maker Faire – NYC

September 21 - September 22
New York, NY
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Watch 200: Modern Automatic Watches

September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 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 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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October 2019

Build a Watch – Peter Franklin Jewelers – Fort Wayne, IN

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Peter Franklin Jewelers, 1111 E Dupont Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825 United States
$1245

Join AWCI's Watchmaking professionals in Fort Wayne, Indiana as they team up with Peter Franklin Jewelers on October 5, 2019 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 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…

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