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February 2019

Introduction to Watchmaking

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 22 @ 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

Making Money with Watch Bands and Batteries

March 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cobb Galleria, 2 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339 United States
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Join us for our class at the Atlanta Jewelry Show pre-show Conference and increase your profitability by learning the best practices for replacing watch bands and batteries. Tom Schomaker, CMW21 will help you avoid common mistakes and help you see how to turn simple battery replacements into profit generating maintenance services.

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Watch 240: The Swiss Lever Escapement

March 4 @ 8:00 am - March 8 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095

Join us at AWCI Headquarters for a 5 day course working on the lever escapement theoretically and practically.   Fundamentals of the escapement, how to check and make adjustments will be covered.  Lubrication and how adjustments will effect timing will also be covered in the class.

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CLOCK 120: The American Style Time-and-Strike Movement

March 13 @ 8:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$595

This introductory course is to present the learner with the various aspects of clocks. There is much to know! What will be stressed in this 3-day hands-on educational program will be an examination of an American style time/strike movement. This movement is a most common example of clocks found in repair centers. The learner will start with examining the movement as a time only movement, the strike train will be removed. The educational program on day one will center upon…

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Modern Mechanical Chronograph – ETA 7750

March 18 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 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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April 2019

Build a Watch New Orleans

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Adler’s Jewelry, 722 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
$995

Join AWCI's Watchmaking professionals as we join with Adler's Jewelry on April 7, 2019 in a day of watchmaking on Canal Street in New Orleans.  This is your opportunity to assemble a Swiss Made ETA 6497 movement, lubricate the moving parts, install a dial and hands, and case up your very own watch before wearing it home. The event includes lunch.  

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Build a Watch Portland

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Portland Portland, OR 97210 United States
$995

Join AWCI in Portland Oregon for a Build A Watch class on April 14th 2019. This is your opportunity to assemble a Swiss Made ETA 6497 movement, lubricate the moving parts, install a dial and hands, and case up your very own watch before wearing it home. The event includes lunch.   Register Now

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Quartz & Quartz Chronograph Service Procedures & Diagnostics

April 15 @ 8:00 am - April 19 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095

Expand what you know to increase your profit!  Quartz watches can be one of the most profitable sectors of your business.  This course reviews quartz watch repair and quartz chronographs, including the various important electronic tests, giving you the skills you need to be faster and more consistent at servicing quartz watches.  The student will learn how to perform the various important electronic tests e.g. current consumption, coil resistance, lower working voltage, fault finding etc. Swiss calibers covered include: Ronda 715 and…

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May 2019

WATCH 230: Balance Staffing & Timing Course

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 10 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095

Build on what you know in this course by investigating the verification and analysis of the escapement function, poising (static and dynamic), truing, and timing adjustment in a mechanical watch, cutting out a balance staff on the lathe, adjusting the balance staff, and removing the balance staff from Glucydur balances with the Horia tool.

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Build a Watch 2.0 Salt Lake City

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Salt Lake City, UT Salt Lake City, UT United States
$1245

Join AWCI's Watchmaking professionals in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 25, 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 the moving parts, install a dial and hands, and…

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