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August 2018

Modern Mechanical Chronograph – ETA 7750

August 20 @ 8:00 am - August 24 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095

Brush up on your chronograph skills before taking the CW21 Exam with this class on the modern mechanical chronograph.  It focuses on the service and adjustment of modern mechanical chronographs, such as the ETA 7750. 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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September 2018

Essential Micromechanics – Watchmaker’s Lathe 1

September 10 @ 8:00 am - September 14 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095

Learn the basics of operating a watchmaker's lathe. Including using gravers, cutting shapes, cutting geometry, turning square shoulders, tapered surfaces, sharpening, drilling, cutting out a balance staff, making bushings, measuring and making tools, proper maintenance and much more.

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Quartz & Quartz Chronograph Service Procedures & Diagnostics

September 17 @ 8:00 am - September 21 @ 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. 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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October 2018

Gear Train Design & Layout – 3 CEUs

October 8 @ 8:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, 78752 United States
$595

This 3-day course presented by David Lindow covers the basics of gear train design and layout for clocks.

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The Chronometer Club Seminar – 1 CEU

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, 78752 United States
$100

Tom Schomaker presents Hairspring Manipulation Techniques

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Success in the Marketplace for Clockmakers and Watchmakers – 1/2 CEU

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, 78752 United States

This class is designed to prepare you for the challenges of operating a successful and profitable clock or watch repair business in the 21st century.  Most of us do not have the advantage of working for a large corporation where business policies are already in place written by some unknown upper level manager.  Most independent watch and clockmakers end up finding our own way through trial and error.  During this class I will share those policies I have developed over long periods of time…

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Modular Chronograph Repair Issues – 1/2 CEU

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, 78752 United States

This technical lecture will focus on modular chronographs from the manufacture Dubois Dépraz. We will go in-depth on how these chronographs function, common repair issues, and how to properly service the modular. These modular chronographs from Dubois Dépraz are widely used within the watch making industry, and this lecture will build your confidence for your next repairs. Robert Flood, CW21 is a WOSTEP-certified watchmaker, who has been the Technical Instructor for Breitling USA in Wilton, Connecticut, since 2006. Robert graduated…

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Timesaving Jigs & Fixtures – 1/2 CEU

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, 78752 United States

Students will learn more ways of “catching center” in a piece of stock.  We will also discuss topics such as material selection, hardening and tempering processes, devices to correct depthings, refacing anchor pallets, and more.  Students will also make several jigs and fixtures to take home to help with their own bench work. Needed Student Supplies For Class Use: 3-4 Sharp gravers ready to cut brass and steel and stones and fixtures to keep them sharp during class as needed.…

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Hands-On with CAD – 1/2 CEU

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, 78752 United States

This class will use Fusion 360 to model, generate technical drawings, and demonstrate its capabilities to have the model manufactured through traditional CNC as well as 3-D printing. CAD will cover the following objectives: Creation of a 3-D model of a watchmaking tool. Creation of dimensioned technical drawings for the watchmaking tool. Process of converting the model with CAM for output to CNC or 3-D printing. Prerequisites and items needed for the 3-D class: Laptop computer with Fusion 360 downloaded…

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Tools and Techniques to Up Your Watchmaking Game – 1/4 CEU

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, 78752 United States
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Learn how to use your new and existing equipment in the most productive way. Decrease the duplication of tasks by learning new servicing techniques that will improve your efficiency. Timing and troubleshooting tips also will be offered. The class will conclude with a group discussion—your participation is welcome and encouraged! Tom Schomaker develops the curriculum and is the lead watchmaking instructor for AWCI. He has received brand-specific training in Switzerland, plus additional training on Rolex and Breitling timepieces. He has…

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