Watchmaking Course

To better understand my watches and to gain an appreciation of their workmanship I enrolled in an on-line watchmaking course. 

All I can say is that it has given me a much greater understanding of the art of watchmaking and I am now able to understand the jargon.

Dave

Terrific, sounds fun! (nt)
06/21/2015 - 15:05
Re: Terrific, sounds fun! (nt)
06/21/2015 - 16:24

It is...as long as parts don't fall on the floor...

So true, I've had that happen! :-) (nt)
06/22/2015 - 02:17
Re: So true, I've had that happen! :-) (nt)
06/23/2015 - 12:38

Or try to put a tiny piece in upside-down! blush

Re: Re: So true, I've had that happen! :-) (nt)
06/23/2015 - 19:56

Or get a small part stuck somewhere it would appear impossible for it to get into and try to file down a pin to pop it out only for it to disappear somewhere else...LOL

Can you share details? I might be interested.
06/22/2015 - 08:55

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Re: Can you share details? I might be interested.
06/22/2015 - 22:32

I'm using the 'TimeZone Watch School'.

This is one of the on-line schools and I find it very thorough. There are a lot of close-up photos and also animation vignettes of moving parts so that you can see exactly what is going on. They have kits that include tools and a movement as well as other useful things like loupes or optivisors - worn on the head and which I prefer.

This course has allowed me to understand George Daniels' book. 

I hope this is helpful.

Dave

Re: Re: Can you share details? I might be interested.
06/23/2015 - 12:18

Thanks for this information.

I got your PM as well.

I will consider this.

Since you have mentioned George Daniel's book; can you share more information please? 

Re: Re: Re: Can you share details? I might be interested.
06/23/2015 - 19:51

George Daniels' book, Watchmaking, is the seminal work for watchmaking. David Penney and the author both contributed to the illustrations and they are some of the most  beautifully detailed drawings of watch works I have ever seen. The book is available through any site listed if you use a search engine to find an on-line store. There is a big difference in price between the latest an early editions so be aware of that. 

It is a beautiful book and I've had guests who know nothing about watches thumb through it for several minutes - ignoring me totally.

Hope this helps.