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    Anyone ever enrolled in TZ Watch School?

    I've been doing research for a better part of the evening and I'm pretty interested. Anyone ever done this? How did you like it? Did you find it to be thorough and educational from a "I can use this in the future as an amateur" perspective?

    I've been a closet watchmaker wannabe for quite a while now but work full time in aviation. I'd love to do this as a hobby, if nothing more.

    Any insight would be appreciated - thanks!
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    Re: Anyone ever enrolled in TZ Watch School?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wingman2384 View Post
    I've been doing research for a better part of the evening and I'm pretty interested. Anyone ever done this? How did you like it? Did you find it to be thorough and educational from a "I can use this in the future as an amateur" perspective?

    I've been a closet watchmaker wannabe for quite a while now but work full time in aviation. I'd love to do this as a hobby, if nothing more.

    Any insight would be appreciated - thanks!

    Well...I just signed up for TZ watch school level 1 last week. Still waiting for my tool kit to arrive, so can't give you too much information yet. But just reading the online lessons has already helped me appreciate mechanical watches even more! Can't wait for my kit to arrive and hopefully be able to put together my first watch!
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    Re: Anyone ever enrolled in TZ Watch School?

    I just completed level 1 which involved taking apart a 2801 and re-assembling it. It really contributed to my understanding of mechanical watches, and also gave me a huge sense of satisfaction. I'd recommend it. I will take level 2 once the summer is over.
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    Thanks for posting this. I started reading their site and these types of courses sounds like something I would love to do.

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    Give it a shot. I've thought about it for years.
    I'm afraid my OCD will drive me nuts : )

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    I keep meaning to. Might do so this time...

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    Re: Anyone ever enrolled in TZ Watch School?

    I thought you'd never ask. A couple of years ago I bought both TZ courses. Lots of fun and a very good step by step procedure that I downloaded on paper.
    The only problem I had was my own fault. TZ has a recommended tool kit. I started out buying just one or two tool items at a time.
    If I had it to do over again I would buy the entire tool kit package. Don't buy any cheap ass tool kit from Amazon, but only from Time Zone.
    This is the watch I made for my course. Of course the watch case and dial and hands are extra.
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    Case is 35mm excluding the crown, but now days you can buy bigger cases from TZ. The case is 18mm between the lugs but I squeezed in a 19mm strap.
    This watch is so accurate that I can even use it to set the time on my automatics.
    If you have any questions, feel free to ask, I'll be glad to give you a hand.

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    Re: Anyone ever enrolled in TZ Watch School?

    Thanks to all that replied so far. I'm really excited to start this thing in a few weeks. I think you pushed me over the edge. It looks pretty amazing.

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    Re: Anyone ever enrolled in TZ Watch School?

    Very interesting. Thanks for bringing this up. I too tend to tinker and toy around with things so this is up my alley. Thought of saying...yeah I put this watch together and I work on it brings a level of pride with it.

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    Re: Anyone ever enrolled in TZ Watch School?

    Quote Originally Posted by javadave View Post
    Very interesting. Thanks for bringing this up. I too tend to tinker and toy around with things so this is up my alley. Thought of saying...yeah I put this watch together and I work on it brings a level of pride with it.
    Me too, I agree.

    I am going to sign up for the course this weekend.
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