Here is an idea!

With so many distinguished VC experts posting regularly in HL, every time I log in, I find myself learning so much about different models and the complicated craftsmanship behind every watch. Kazumi, thanks for your helpful and witty posts, they are my favorite.
I can’t help but to wonder, why aren’t there a course organised somewhere for ladies to share this passion and learn more about this fascinating world, live with the watches there? 

Alex, are there already one somewhere and I don't know about it?

A very interesting idea Maryam!
04/19/2008 - 12:31

And it is always helpful to learn more about our passion.

Re: Here is an idea!
04/19/2008 - 13:31

I hope it is OK to mention another forum on this site, so here goes. On TimeZone under 'Resource & Tools' there is the TZ Watch School, which (so they say) is run by a master watchmaker or something like that. I have not taken the course yet but when I have some free time (which is never! ) I would love to enroll. There are also articles from various experts which I find very educational. Although it is not a VC official course as far as I can tell the principles taught at the TZ Watch School are the same.

that's a good idea...
04/19/2008 - 14:50

I also would like to be eductaed on the inner workings of a watch... Problem is, I also lack enough free time.

It would be cool if once, an HL dinner could be combined with a fun VC workshop

Let me pick your brains, please help
04/19/2008 - 15:41

I really like Maryam's idea and Veillotron's suggestion but would like everone's input:

-Is there any real interest in having techical articles on the workings of a watch?

- If possible would it interest Loungers to attend workshops to learn the basqics on movement assembly and to get ands on experience?

- Others?

Re: Let me pick your brains, please help
04/19/2008 - 16:33

I would definitely read the technical articles, Alex!  I would also attend the workshops.  The latter would pose an economic issue, though, since I live in Asia and I'm not sure my wife would let me fly off to Europe to attend a workshop.  Maybe I should buy another piece  like Kazumi to justify the trip. :-)

I agree 150% Alex!
04/19/2008 - 18:10

It's always interesting to learn more about our passion, and attending workshops is a great idea, if possible.

You can put me on the list!

All for the technical articles
04/19/2008 - 18:41

don't think the workshops will be in my neck of the woods though

I think both ideas are great!
04/19/2008 - 19:09

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

I second Francois post.
04/19/2008 - 21:02

I am a better with my hands than my brain so its a no brainer for me. Prefer the workshop and follow up with the articles.

Put me up on sign-up list for a workshop! nt
04/20/2008 - 00:35

Put me close to Radek (nt)
04/20/2008 - 00:51

.

;-)))) (nt)
04/20/2008 - 10:49

Since I come from a family of engineers...
04/20/2008 - 03:19

Great ideas! And I do think we should be restricted to simple moviments, but also to more complex stuff, like tourbillons, perpetual calendars and sonneries!

please add me to the workshop list as well
04/20/2008 - 03:44

Happy to see this idea was welcomed by so many...

as for the article, I agree with the others, it would be most useful as follow-up reading after the workshop.

looking forward to it.

(SURE)² !!!!
04/20/2008 - 12:21

Technical articles are welcomed if it's possible, it's very interesting to learn more on our favorite calibers and their conception

Workshop : YES YES and YES (if in Paris or Geneva)

Re: Let me pick your brains, please help
04/20/2008 - 16:51

It might be difficult to find time for the workshop, but technical articles would be welcome.

Technical articles, always. Workshops, as logistics permit.
04/21/2008 - 08:10

The more technical information, the more I will like it, and I thank Alex for his interest in providing it. As for workshops, I would certainly enjoy attending them but I have to admit that my other responsibilities make it fairly unlikely that I would be able to do so.

Dear all, thank you for the valuable feed back, I'll do my best to put
04/21/2008 - 12:13

these together but please be patient...it sometimes takes a lot of time with the Swiss (no offence to the Swiss Loungers) but would definatelt be worth the wait.

thanks Alex...
04/21/2008 - 14:02

your list of HL To Dos is getting bigger and bigger...