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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    I've lost track of the whereabouts of the watch. Is it still in Switzerland? Any updates? Pics?

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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinpa View Post
    I've lost track of the whereabouts of the watch. Is it still in Switzerland? Any updates? Pics?
    Eggcellent question, Mike! (Sorry for the less than stellar answer.)

    Due to the rugged nature of Switzerland's terrain (surpassed only by the Himalayas and the Misty Mountains) it's obviously much more difficult to get from Grenchen to LeLocle than one could have ever imagined.? (We have to get that compass optimized!)

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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    Thanks for the update, Pithy. I love those photos. It's so amazing to think about all the places that watch has been & all the places it has yet to visit.
    "Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day. You fritter & waste the hours in an offhand way.
    Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town. Waiting for someone or something to show you the way"
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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    Hello everybody,
    I'm so pleased to be a part of this group, who could host the watch.
    We had big plans with this watch but unfortunately not much time. The Cartier competition, final exams and my degree work were some reasons why i couldn't realize my plans. I beg your forgiveness.
    Now we come to the happy news.
    I made some pictures with the watch while im in Zeit Zentrum, in my second job (Olten), infront of the ETA and in Luzerne. I hope you like these pictures:


    Firs of all the watch visited our watchmaker school (Zeit Zentrum in Grenchen). Here we can see the watch infront of the building.
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    This is Our Atelier in the 3. year. In this year we just learn about large clocks.
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    Thats one from our teachers Clocks: a Westminster. Lenny and me have built the stand.
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    When i go home with my beautiful girlfriend Marcella in our new apartement we can see the ETA building,
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Size:  188.7 KB Its just one of many buildings in grenchen..
    In my apprenticeship i dont recieve any money, so i need to work in my free time in my second job.
    The watch came with me and visited Olten:
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    We have nice watches like IWC, Jaeger, Mont Blanc, Blanc paint,...
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    In my second job i need to change batterys, cut bands and some randome things.
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    Last Week our class visited Luzern, a beautiful city in switzerland. We saw old tower clocks!
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Size:  234.0 KB In this place it has many movements from old clock towers from Luzern.
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Size:  235.5 KBThere were so many stairs steps... but finaly we had an amazing view:
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    Me and my friend had some free time to visit the new Jaeger le coultre store in Luzern.
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    In the jaeger store we saw amazing things:
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    We asket if he could show us the new repetition te minute (skeleton)... but then the seller shows us something better: A Gyro turbillon.
    Unfortunately we couldn't make pictures but it was realy impressive .. i never saw this bevor.
    Our tour in Luzern finished and the watch had to go to the next host.

    Good Bye Grenchen and thank you for the visit!!
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    Cartier

    If someone is interested for the IHC Cartier competition that i won, here i have uploaded some videos how it looks like and how it works
    IHC Cartier 2012 Spider - YouTube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--jrr...feature=relmfu

    Cartier IHC Spinder mechanism - YouTube
    Thank you everybody
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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    The Watch has arrived safely in Le Locle, CH. Le Locle is a unique stop for the Tour. Being situated in one of the most all time influential centers of watchmaking history, this stop requires two (2) Tour Hosts for two (2) distinctly different perspectives.

    Host numero uno, Nic Huguenin, has just completed additional watchmaking studies at CIFOM and receives his diploma Thursday. In addition to his studies and working in the tourbillon department at Audemars Piguet (RP), Nic is the drummer for the Swiss rock band NevBorn.

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    p.s. Very special thanks to Swizz (SKG) for the Grenchen Tour stop and his incredible pictures. Without his faithful efforts the Watch might still be trapped in limbo at Swiss customs.p
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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    How these Swiss get anything done is beyond me. 5 weeks pass and no update. We would love to just hear that our little friend is enjoying his stay.

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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    Rumors are in the wind (Facebook) of a possible reemergence of the Tour Watch. p
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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    P you need to start getting watchmakers who are not slackers hosting our little buddy.

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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

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    P you need to start getting . . . . . . . .
    I understand that a special emoticon is under development with just you in mind.

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    I stole this screenshot from Mr. Henrik Korpela's KWCC blog. p
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    Re: WUSF6 Watchmakers of the World Watch Tour

    Well speak and be heard, you found someone. Sorry didn't know you were already on that.

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