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May 2020

Webinar: Analyzing Timing Results: How to get the most out of your timing machine

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4
$25 – $50

Join AWCI's Tom Schomaker, CMW21 as he explains the functions of timing machines and how to analyze the information provided to make you more efficient as a watchmaker. Learn about all the features of modern timing machines, how to use them, and how to analyze the results.       AWCI Webinar Webinar: Analyzing Timing Results: How to get the most out of your timing machine May 27th,10:00AM EDT AWCI Members: $25 General Public: $50 Presenter: Tom Schomaker, CMW21 AWCI

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June 2020

Clock Basics 2: Adjusting the Crutch and Putting the Clock in Beat

June 2 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-4
$15

The objective of this webinar is to examine the interrelationship between the crutch and the pendulum rod. An improperly aligned crutch will surely stop the clock! Additionally, the crutch is used to "put the clock into beat". An out of beat clocks sounds terrible, and may stop the clock as well. We will examine these adjustments and see how a beat amplifier and beat error measuring device can be used to help in these adjustments. AWCI Webinar Webinar: Clock Basics…

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Webinar: Lubrication 2: Oilers

June 3 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-4
$10 – $20
Properly Oiled Cap Jewel

This webinar is the second in a series of webinars on lubrication topics designed for professional watchmakers. Topics will include selecting and maintaining various types of oilers including automatic oilers. AWCI Webinar Webinar: Lubrication 2: Oilers Wednesday June 3, 2020 1:15 - 2:15PM EDT   AWCI Members: $10 General Public: $20  Presenter: Jason Champion, CW21

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Webinar: Watch Basics 4: The Automatic Watch

June 9 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-4
Free – $15

This webinar is perfect for the watch collector, enthusiast, beginner horologist, or salesperson. Join us as we discuss the history and basic principles behind automatic winding mechanisms, how they work, and offer a comparison of some different mechanisms on the market today. AWCI Webinar Webinar: Watch Basics 4: The Automatic Watch Tuesday June 9, 2020 1:15 - 2:15PM EDT   AWCI Members: FREE General Public: $15  Presenter: Jason Champion, CW21

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Webinar: Lubrication 3: Epilame Treatments

June 10 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-4
$10 – $20

This webinar is the third in a series for professional watchmakers on lubrication topics. In this webinar we will discuss the purpose of epilame treatments and discuss the various types on the market along with standard procedures for their application. AWCI Webinar Webinar: Lubrication 3: Epilame Treatments Wednesday June 10, 2020 1:15 - 2:15PM EDT   AWCI Members: $10 General Public: $20  Presenter: Tom Schomaker, CMW21

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Watch 240: The Swiss Lever Escapement

June 15 @ 8:00 am - June 19 @ 3:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095
An acceptable amount of lubrication cleanly applied.

            The purpose of this course is to gain a good theoretical understanding in order to evaluate the condition of the lever escapement and thus proceed with the verification and analysis of the escapement functions. Students will learn The fundamentals of the proper functioning of the lever escapement. How to make all the adjustments with ease and confidence. The effects of adjustments on timing. Proper lubrication methods and its effect on timing and overall performance.…

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Webinar: Basic Skills 2: Spring Bars

June 16 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-4
Free – $15

This webinar is the second in a series of webinars to help beginner watchmakers, enthusiasts, collectors, sales people, and even professional watchmakers and technicians establish the basic skills necessary to provide quality service. In this webinar we will discuss spring bars and spring bar tools, including an in-depth discussion about the different types of spring bars and when they should be used. AWCI Webinar Webinar: Basic Skills 2: Spring Bars Tuesday June 16, 2020 1:15 - 2:15PM EDT   AWCI…

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Watch 175: Case and Bracelet Refinishing with Carl’s Clock and Watch Repair

June 23 @ 8:00 am - June 26 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
Carl’s Clock and Watch Repair, 7 North Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, co 80909
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$1095

Join us in Colorado Spring and Carl's Clock and Watch Repair for our Watch 175 Case and Bracelet Refinishing Class. 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…

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Webinar: Quartz Analysis & Troubleshooting

June 30 @ 1:15 pm - 3:45 pm UTC-4
$25 – $50

This webinar is a part of our Professional Essentials series of webinars. We will discuss briefly how quartz watches work and then go into procedures for analyzing the performance of quartz watches using professional diagnostic equipment and demonstrating how the information provided by this equipment can be used to troubleshoot problems and prevent comebacks. AWCI Webinar Webinar: Quartz Analysis & Troubleshooting Tuesday June 30, 2020 1:15 - 3:45PM EDT   AWCI Members: $25 General Public: $50  Presenter: Jordan Ficklin, CW21

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July 2020

Webinar: Workshop 2: Cleaning Machine SOP

July 2 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-4
Free – $15

This webinar is the second in a series of webinars to help you around your workshop. In this webinar we discuss standard operating procedures for the use of the cleaning machine including explaining the common features of watch cleaning machines, how often to change solutions, how to setup your programs, and how to maintain the machine. AWCI Webinar Webinar: Workshop 2: Cleaning Machine SOP Thursday July 2, 2020 1:15 - 2:15PM EDT   AWCI Members: FREE General Public: $15  Presenter:…

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