Customized Restoration Course including Wheel Making 5 days, 2023
We are thrilled to offer this summer course in collaboration with
AWCI - American Watchmakers and Clockmakers Institute
For this watchmaking experience, you will not only learn a lot of Henrik's tricks
but also get the opportunity to visit a tool supplier and visit the prestigious
international watch museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a true jewel.
Date: 7 - 11 August 2023
Place: KHWCC, Le Locle, Switzerland
Teachers: Henrik Korpela, principal & instructor
Michael Lau, instructor
Tuition fee: CHF 1500.-
Teaching language: English
Enrollment: click here to apply
5-day Customized Restoration Course including Wheel Making 2023
This is a specialized practical restoration course introducing the participants to techniques and various machines and instruments practical to the watchmaker wishing to learn restoration and part making, it includes the following but is not limited to:
Option 1: Making an hour wheel; setting up the lathe for wheel cutting, including turning the stock to size, drilling the central hole, turning the tube, cutting the wheel teeth, parting off the wheel, removing burrs and adjusting the diameter of the tube, finishing and electroplating.
Option 2: Making of a flat steel movement part such as a yoke, setting lever spring, return to zero hammer for a chronograph etc., including learning how to reproduce a new one from taking measurements with the profile projector and designing a new one.
Introduction to manual machines and how they can be used in restoration or part making such as the pantograph, jig-boring machine, Schaublin 70 lathe with centring microscope, milling and dividing heads, profile projector/optical comparator; learning the use of this machine for quality control, measuring, various uses in restoration such as designing a new part for an old watch.
The course includes the necessary theory for each exercise.
Please indicate preferred option 1 or 2 when applying for this course as the preferred option you choose will be emphasized more during the course.