If I had the choice, I would prefer to start with a workshop (of course, that is my own idea).
While I can appreciate the finishing on a movement and I have heard the technical terms a few times, I have no clue what does what, and it would be cool to have an interactive session where participants would put a movement together, to get a better understanding of how the whole thing works. I know it can be hard for people to get together, which is why I was suggesting that ot would be done in conjunction with one of the HL dinners... This might be of less interest to the more knowlegeable and experienced Loungers, but hopefully they could still have fun playing around with a movement.
I would read articles, but I am not sure if I would find the reading difficult, not really having a technical base to start from... I might get frustrated - hopefully included would be the article "A watch's workings for Idiots"
I am in favor of anything that would help me extend my knowledge of watches, and would help me appreciate them even more