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June 2019

Identifying Fake Watches

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sands Expo, 201 Sands Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89169 United States
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Free

Counterfeit watches look more real every day. Gone are the days when you simply look to see if the second hand sweeps to know if it is a luxury watch. Join us for this short seminar and learn how expert watchmakers from AWCI determine whether luxury watches are genuine or fake.   **Course not endorsed by or affiliated with any major manufacturers.

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Build a Watch with Roland Murphy – Las Vegas

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sands Expo, 201 Sands Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89169 United States
$1295

Join AWCI's Watchmaking professionals and Guest Instructor Roland Murphy of RGM Watches at the JCK Las Vegas Show on June 3, 2019 for a day of watchmaking. Our Build a Watch 2.0 includes are 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…

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21st Century Watchmaking Standards

June 17 @ 8:00 am - June 21 @ 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 the fundamentals and tolerances associated with mechanical watch repair. The “Standard Operating Procedures” (SOP’s) used in modern watch repair will be discussed and implemented. Verification and analysis of the individual components of the movement will be assessed and corrected. For those planning to take any future classes or Brand Specific Training as it helps develop the necessary skill sets to a better training experience. Evaluate your skillset in this course…

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Build a Watch 2.0 North Carolina

June 21 - June 22
Schiffman’s, 137 S. Stratford Road
Winston Salem, NC United States

Call Schiffman's to Register: 336-725-1911 Join AWCI's Watchmaking professionals at Schiffman's Jewelers in Winston Salem, NC 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 parts, install a dial and…

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July 2019

Build a Watch 2.0 Boston

July 1 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Boston, MASS, 200 Portland Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States
$1245

Join AWCI's Watchmaking professionals as they return to Boston, Mass on July 1, 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 parts, install a dial and hands,…

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Watch 420: Vintage Chronograph

July 8 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095

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!

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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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