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    Are you a real Watchmaker?

    Can you vibrate a hairspring? Do you dress your screwdrivers? Is Thomas Mudge your hero some days and villain the next?

    Are you a Watchmaker or a Hobbyist? and Why?
    before you answer remember, just because you've been to Canada doesn't make you a Canadian.

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    Re: Are you a real Watchmaker?

    A watchmaker? No - theory only here, and only in the shallow end. How many watches do you have to own before you get an honorary degree?

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    Re: Are you a real Watchmaker?

    Oh no.

    I just abuse the stuff!

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    Re: Are you a real Watchmaker?

    We don't give out honorary degrees they are like OK workmanship. Just two things that aren't part of watchmaking

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    Re: Are you a real Watchmaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by RustyMainspring View Post
    We don't give out honorary degrees they are like OK workmanship. Just two things that aren't part of watchmaking
    I don't think that Ulackfocus was actually suggesting he be given an honorary degree.
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    Re: Are you a real Watchmaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    I don't think that Ulackfocus was actually suggesting he be given an honorary degree.
    Lost in translation - plus I didn't use a "" smiley. 1 demerit for me.

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    Re: Are you a real Watchmaker?

    I have stayed in a Holiday Express.....
    familiaritas parit contemptum; raritate admiratione wins.- Lucius Apuleius
    est necessry, accurate ad secundo? - Lysander magna
    iustum est horologium - Obscurus Genius

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    Re: Are you a real Watchmaker?

    I've always been facinated with watch-making. I'd love to take courses to become a licensed watch-maker (not to go in the business, but as a hobby. I'd love to be able to service my own watch). How does one do that?

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    Re: Are you a real Watchmaker?

    I hit a mesh bracelet with a two pound sledge and a chisel to get it off a watch. Does that count?

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    Re: Are you a real Watchmaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by uwbrother View Post
    I've always been facinated with watch-making. I'd love to take courses to become a licensed watch-maker (not to go in the business, but as a hobby. I'd love to be able to service my own watch). How does one do that?
    Several members here have mentioned the TZ Watch School, which is a two-phase online course in basic watchmaking-type tasks. Go to timezone.com for more info on that.

    There used to be watchmaking schools all over the place where one could get formal classroom training, but today they are few in number. We have one a little over an hour's drive away from my home, as part of the curriculum of a community college. I've looked into the possibility of attending, but the costs and the distance to travel for classes make it prohibitive, at least for now.

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