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November 2018

Modern Automatic Wristwatches

November 5 @ 8:00 am - November 9 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
$1095

Become the go-to watchmaker for modern automatics in your area by learning the fundamentals of mechanical automatic watch repair that are most prevalent in today's market.  In this class you'll investigate how to perform the various components: cleaning, assembling, adjustments, dialing, and casing. Instructor: Tom Schomaker, CMW21 To Register call Rob McLeod at 866-FOR-AWCI (367-2924), ext. 303 Click Here to see the Syllabus for this course Non-member Price $1,245

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21st Century Watchmaking Standards

November 12 @ 8:00 am - November 16 @ 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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January 2019

Skills Evaluation (Session 1)

January 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Free

This opportunity was developed to aid in: Preparation for the AWCI CW21 exam Class selection for future education Bench testing accuracy Promotional bench testing within a company   These personalized two-day classes are designed primarily for watchmakers that wish to bring their standards upward, watchmakers whom have never had formal education, watchmakers without a lot of experience and for those who feel they are lacking some of the small details that would help clarify and elevate past struggles. The purpose…

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Skills Evaluation (Session 2)

January 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Free

This opportunity was developed to aid in: Preparation for the AWCI CW21 exam Class selection for future education Bench testing accuracy Promotional bench testing within a company   These personalized two-day classes are designed primarily for watchmakers that wish to bring their standards upward, watchmakers whom have never had formal education, watchmakers without a lot of experience and for those who feel they are lacking some of the small details that would help clarify and elevate past struggles. The purpose…

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Skills Evaluation (Session 3)

January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Free

This opportunity was developed to aid in: Preparation for the AWCI CW21 exam Class selection for future education Bench testing accuracy Promotional bench testing within a company   These personalized two-day classes are designed primarily for watchmakers that wish to bring their standards upward, watchmakers whom have never had formal education, watchmakers without a lot of experience and for those who feel they are lacking some of the small details that would help clarify and elevate past struggles. The purpose…

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21st Century Watchmaking Standards (3-Day)

January 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Hilton Long Beach, 701 West Ocean Blvd CA 90831 United States + Google Map
$750

Instructor Tom Schomaker, CMW21 brings his fundamentals course to the West Coast!  In this 3-day class Tom will teach proper cleanliness, lubrication, and endshake adjustments.  As well as the standard set by the major watch manufacturers.  Take this class together with the Chronograph Short Course for just $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…

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Chronograph Short Course

January 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Hilton Long Beach, 701 West Ocean Blvd CA 90831 United States + Google Map
$595

Chronograph lovers, this class is just what you’ve been looking for.  In this 2-day course Tom will cover the checks and adjustments for the modern mechanical chronograph. Take this class together with the 21st Century Watchmaking Standards Course (3-day) for just $1095! Instructor: Tom Schomaker, CMW21 To Register call Rob McLeod at 866-FOR-AWCI (367-2924), ext. 303 Non-member Price $745

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February 2019

Case & Bracelet Refinishing

February 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1350

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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Introduction to Watchmaking

February 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095

This class is perfect for anyone thinking about entering the profession of watchmaking or the individual who wants to gain a better appreciation of the art of watchmaking.  This course offers you the opportunity to learn the basic skills and techniques used by the modern watchmaker. More specifically, the student will learn about: 1. Overview of the nomenclature of the watch and its various components 2. General repair procedure: a. Jewels and endshake b. Proper servicing of a barrel c.…

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March 2019

Modern Mechanical Chronograph – ETA 7750

March 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 22, 2019 @ 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 all the basics of the modern mechanical chronographs that are most prevalent on today’s market as well as to give the student a profound understanding of how chronograph watches operate. The student will learn: The definitions and a brief history of the mechanical chronograph and its various components About the basic features and functions The basic differences between column wheel & cam chronographs Differences between vertical and horizontal clutch systems…

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