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Hitting the books [message #5274] Tue, 17 March 2015 03:40 Go to next message
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
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I signed up for clock repair and restoration, a 30 session course that spans a 3-quarter year on basic and intermediate repair. You can't go wrong with the price. Something I've always wanted to do. About time I got out and looked around. Now you can only call me a "dead-beat" by the clock I'm carrying.;-)

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Re: Hitting the books [message #5278 is a reply to message #5274] Tue, 17 March 2015 14:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There were a couple of guys over on the WTF forum that sent their watches (including an Accutron) into the school for the students there to work on and both were quite happy with the results. Sounds like a good course and for me, much more useful than some of the college courses offered such as 'Interpreting the Art of Eastern Kazakhstan' etc...

Congrats!


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Re: Hitting the books [message #5291 is a reply to message #5278] Fri, 20 March 2015 01:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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mikey wrote on Tue, 17 March 2015 14:09
There were a couple of guys over on the WTF forum that sent their watches (including an Accutron) into the school for the students there to work on and both were quite happy with the results. Sounds like a good course and for me, much more useful than some of the college courses offered such as 'Interpreting the Art of Eastern Kazakhstan' etc...

Congrats!

No kidding! You would love it mikey, I know it! I feel this a once in a lifetime experience, seriously. The first day only 2 new students plus moi. There were several others students for follow on 2-3 quarter sessions. I arrived and it looked like a something out of a Harry Potter movie . All the different clocks that students had on at the benches, I felt like I stepped back in time. The instructors gave a brief overview, indicated that this clock course was the only one of it's kind in the country. The only formal watch repair classes are Rolex sponsored in Seattle and Pennsylvania. Unless you get a apprenticeship under a watchmaker/clockmaker, theses courses are pretty much it.


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Re: Hitting the books [message #5292 is a reply to message #5291] Fri, 20 March 2015 02:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Awesome! I can start sending you my watches. ...and that Seth Tomas clock I got at the NAWCC mart in Ohio.

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Re: Hitting the books [message #5293 is a reply to message #5292] Fri, 20 March 2015 02:36 Go to previous message
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JackW wrote on Fri, 20 March 2015 02:20
Awesome! I can start sending you my watches. ...and that Seth Tomas clock I got at the NAWCC mart in Ohio.

Whoa...easy now. ;-) I'll try to get some pictures during my next session to share.


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