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Old 18 October 2017, 06:25 AM   #1
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San Francisco CA - Horology 101 to 103

Anyone attending the classes this weekend put on by The Horological Society of New York?

I am very excited to be attending on Saturday.
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Old 18 October 2017, 07:29 AM   #2
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Anyone attending the classes this weekend put on by The Horological Society of New York?

I am very excited to be attending on Saturday.
Sounds interesting. Let us know how it is.
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Old 24 October 2017, 03:50 AM   #3
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The class was great - highly recommended! I and 7 other classmates successfully disassembled ETA 6497 movements - and then put them back together again. I found it to be pretty difficult but very rewarding. Even though the movement was pretty big, some if the parts are so small. It's easy to send a screw or spring flying across the room, never to be found again! I really have a great appreciation and respect for anyone who can work on watches. So many things can go wrong, it takes an incredible amount of finesse to get things right.

Classes are held in different locations around the country:
http://www.hs-ny.org/traveling-education/

Hodinkee article about the class:
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/my...atchmaking-101
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Old 24 October 2017, 08:54 AM   #4
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The class was great - highly recommended! I and 7 other classmates successfully disassembled ETA 6497 movements - and then put them back together again. I found it to be pretty difficult but very rewarding. Even though the movement was pretty big, some if the parts are so small. It's easy to send a screw or spring flying across the room, never to be found again! I really have a great appreciation and respect for anyone who can work on watches. So many things can go wrong, it takes an incredible amount of finesse to get things right.

Classes are held in different locations around the country:
http://www.hs-ny.org/traveling-education/

Hodinkee article about the class:
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/my...atchmaking-101
I remember starting in watchmaking school with that caliber! I also remember seeing the higher years working on a Valjoux 7750, and thinking I would never be able to put all those parts back together!! But it all makes sense, so it isn't that hard once you understand the mechanism.
Luckily I have a very steady hand!
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Old 25 October 2017, 06:01 AM   #5
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I wish I could go to one of those classes
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For $500 I would find this more enticing if you could keep the movement you work on (or charge more and offer this as an option). ETA 2824 is only $240 on Ofrei.

Would probably still try it, but seems awfully pricey for a non-profit and 4 hours of class.
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Old 25 October 2017, 11:58 PM   #7
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I attended an Omega event held at Tourbillon last year. Great fun and got to assemble one of their simpler movements.
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Old 26 October 2017, 01:18 AM   #8
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For $500 I would find this more enticing if you could keep the movement you work on (or charge more and offer this as an option). ETA 2824 is only $240 on Ofrei.

Would probably still try it, but seems awfully pricey for a non-profit and 4 hours of class.
It's not cheap, but you're paying to have a 2 watchmakers come to your city (one of mine was a Swiss guy who lives in NY...so you're paying for their airfare and hotel), plus they have to bring 8 work tables, tools, etc.

These classes always sell out quickly and at the end no one felt like it was a bad deal. Everyone who attended was interested in taking a more advanced class when it becomes available.
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Old 25 December 2017, 04:40 PM   #9
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Yes I have taken NYWS Horology 101 & 103 as well as the TimeZone classes; both are well worth it. With the NYWS classes you just need to show up; tools, caliber, and instruction provided.

Attached is me working with the movement. No lost parts and I installed the balance on the first try.

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