NEW NAWCC WORKSHOPS FOR 2014
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    NEW NAWCC WORKSHOPS FOR 2014

    GOT TIME ON YOUR HANDS? CHECK OUT THE NEW WORKSHOPS FOR 2014!
    COLUMBIA, PA: New clock and watch repair workshops are now available! Start the new year with great opportunities to learn new skills or build on those you already have.

    John Reardon, author of Patek Philippe in America and a regular Hodinkee.com columnist wrote, “Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to attend a two-day ‘Servicing a Pocket Watch for the Beginner’ workshop at the NAWCC in Columbia, PA. After experiencing this class firsthand, I recommend this watchmaking experience to anyone interested in learning more about how their watches work and appreciating the incredible talent that watchmakers have in keeping a vintage or modern timepiece properly preserved and in good running order. For the watch enthusiast, this is about as good as it gets for a horological getaway.”

    Check out www.nawcc.org for the latest workshop schedule where new offerings are regularly added. Anyone who signs up early receives the early bird registration discount. For additional information contact Katie Knaub at [email protected] or phone 717-684-8261, ext. 237.

    Beginner

    Introduction to Clocks (WS-109) Feb. 24-28 or April 28-May 2
    Stenciling on Glass with Lee Davis (WS-125) Mar. 1
    Introduction to Machine Tools and Materials (WS-204) Mar. 3-7 or May 5-9
    Replacing Missing Clock Components (WS-214) Mar. 15-16
    Servicing a Pocket Watch for the Beginner I (WS-111) Mar. 22-23 or May 3-4
    Using the Micro Lathe for the Beginner (WS-117) Mar. 22-23
    Brass Metallurgy for Horologists (WS-218) Mar. 22-24
    Serving a Pocket Watch for the Beginner II (WS-201) Mar. 24-26 or May 5-7
    Build a Clock Design and Construction I (WS-190) April 5-6 or
    April 10-11 or
    May 31-June 1 or June 5-6
    Using the Jeweler’s Lathe I (WS-135) April 4-6
    Build a Clock: Design and Construction II (WS-191) April 7-8 or April 12-13 or
    June 2-3 or June 7-8
    Water and Oil Gilding I and II (WS-217) April 12-13
    Faux Finishing (WS-219) April 26-27
    Shellac Film Finish Restoration and French Polishing (WS-213) May 3-4
    Traditional Enameling (WS-222) May 10-11
    Milling for the Beginner (WS-120) July 26-27
    Dial Painting with Phil Gregory (WS-124) Aug. 9-10
    Traditional Enameling (WS-222) Oct. 4-5
    Faux Finishing (WS-219) Oct. 9-10
    Clock Case Restoration (WS-110) Oct. 11-12
    Veneering and Marquetry Basics (WS-114) Oct. 13
    Wheel and Pinion Cutting on the Micro Mill (WS-119) Oct. 25-26

    Intermediate

    Basic Clock Repairs (WS-320) Mar. 10-21 or May 12-23
    Hairspring Adjustment (WS-401) May 16-19
    Hairspring Replacement (WS-402) May 20-23
    Serving a Quartz Watch (WS-225) Mar. 15-17 or June 6-8

    Advanced

    Using the Jeweler’s Lathe II (WS-425) April 7-11
    Cuckoo Clock Repair April 14-15
    Anniversary Clock Repair April 16-17
    Clock Escapements (WS-500) June 9-13
    Staffing and Jeweling (WS-410) Aug. 4-8
    Using the Jeweler’s Lathe II (WS-425) Sept. 29-Oct. 3



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    Re: NEW NAWCC WORKSHOPS FOR 2014

    I too attended the Pocket Watch Repair for beginners. Excellent and highly recommended, I learn a lot in 2 days.

    Sad that NO wristwatch days at all.
    Maybe if I return, I could hold one "Collecting For Beginners"??
    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT. FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL. THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE.

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    Re: NEW NAWCC WORKSHOPS FOR 2014

    Adam,

    I think that's a great idea! You should speak to Katie about it.

    Cheers,

    Markus

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    Re: NEW NAWCC WORKSHOPS FOR 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Harris View Post
    Adam,

    I think that's a great idea! You should speak to Katie about it.

    Cheers,

    Markus
    Hi Markus
    I let you raise it to her attention.
    I have most of it written.
    Regards
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    Re: NEW NAWCC WORKSHOPS FOR 2014

    I do not think the School would have any problems filling wrist watch repair classes. Almost everybody in the Vintage forum would see the value
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    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: NEW NAWCC WORKSHOPS FOR 2014

    As a matter of fact, it turns out we will be introducing a wrist watch course this year into our course offerings. The information on the course is as follows (dates have not been set yet--but check back on the NAWCC's workshop pages in the future for dates).

    Servicing a Swiss Wrist Watch I:

    This workshop is the first step in servicing a Swiss wrist watch. This course is ideal for professional candidates that have a basic foundation of wrist watches. In addition, to the watch professionals that want to further their skills; this course will benefit the hobbyist, who is interested in going to the next level.

    Each participant will increase their knowledge on:

    • understanding how to properly service wristwatch
    • diagnose problems
    • making adjustments to American pocket watches.

    Servicing a Wrist Watch I course objectives are as follows:

    • cleaning and oiling;
    • identifying worn and broken parts;
    • verifying proper end shakes;
    • identifying escapement issues;
    • diagnosing hairspring and balance wheel problems; and
    • making timing adjustments

    This workshop will also give the participant a better understanding on the challenges with a wrist watch prior to purchase.

    Best,

    Markus
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    Re: NEW NAWCC WORKSHOPS FOR 2014

    Markus
    That is great.
    Can you post back dates here. I can not see anything on that link I wouldattend it.
    Who is running - Not Noel ??
    Please ask Katie to update me/others

    Thanks the update
    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT. FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL. THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE.

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    "Owning a vintage watch is great, understanding where it sits in Horology is magnificent"
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