NAWCC Chapter 50 Puget Sound

The following News items are presented as a public service announcement to the general public and NAWCC chapter 50 /135 members.

Norwest School of Horology
Norwest School of Horology is a school specializing in teaching Watch Repair, Clock repair and Micro machining parts for restoring timepieces.  Watch Repair and Clock Repair classes are the same classes that were formerly taught as evening classes at North Seattle community college (NSCC), Seattle Washington.

The school's current curriculum consists of three primary classes teaching beginning watch repair, advanced watch repair and clock repair. Then depending upon the need special-purpose classes are offered from time to time. As example of one of the previous special classes taught how to replace the balance staff in a watch.

The beginners watch repair, watchmakers class is designed to allow hobbyist, amateurs and collectors or basically anyone with no prior knowledge of watch repair to gain basic knowledge on watch repair. Learning how to diagnose, disassemble clean reassemble and lubricate watches. The purpose of the classes is to allow those that graduate to move on to the advanced watch repair class where they will work at their own pace on their own watches. 

The advanced watch repair, watchmakers it is taught by Tom Payne a graduate of wostep. The class is open to those who have successfully completed the beginning class or those with some prior knowledge of watch repair. In this class the students continue their education into learning the repair and restoration of timepieces by following their own path of interest and working on their own watches. This is a nonstructured class allowing the students to work at their own pace.

The clock repair, clockmakers class is intended for anyone interested in developing the skills needed for the repair and restoration of timepieces. Learn how to identify and evaluate the condition of clocks while gaining hands-on experience in actual repair work. Get old clocks cleaned, oiled and running with individual instruction.

For class scheduling registration additional information visit the Norwest Voc'Tech school website.

On August 14, 2011 Norwest School of Horology (Norwest Voc'Tec) celebrated moving into their new location at the shoreline center by having an open house party combined with a National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors chapter 50 meeting. From the photographs you can see what an incredible success the open house party is as the otherwise spacious classroom was filled to capacity.
Tom Payne Tom Payne

Pictures showing the old classroom at Sandpoint Magnuson Park Seattle
Clock School photo 1 Clock School photo 2