NAWCC Chapter 50 Puget Sound

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

 

Arcane Watch Co kickstart Party announcement July 16, 2016
Where: Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club
When: Saturday July 16, 2016, 6:00pm-10:00pm
How: Buy a ticket ($ call for pricing ) at Arc Watch Works Bellevue, WA
or call 425 679-6436
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Hello NAWCC Chapters,

I am excited to share with you our new 100% american made watch line that fits right in with the NAWCC since we restore Illinois 405 caliber movements for the engine.

We would love to see chapter members there and I am happy to chat with anyone that would like more details.

Sam Mostad
President Arc Watch Works
Founder of Arcane Watch Co.
206 579-3575

Engine turning classes at the Memoria Technica workshop

Note each class will have a maximum of 10 students you should register early to avoid missing out. Then due to extreme popularity there will be two separate Engine Turning I classes. all classes run for two days from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

We are presently accepting applications for our January/February classes. We also welcome inquiries for private classes in groups of up to 10 people and can accommodate most specialized projects.

David Lindow will be teaching at all classes is a specialist in use of both straight line and rose engine turning.

Introduction to Engine Turning I 

January SAT 23 & SUN 24

January SAT 30 & SUN 31


Geared towards newbies to the field. Whether students are looking into watch dials for jewelry, or curious about guilloche work in general, this class caters to individual’s interests via a variety of projects.

 Cost $300 plus a materials fee (not usually more than $30, depending on what materials and projects selected). We require a non-refundable deposit of $150 to hold the space with the remaining balance and materials fee due on the first day of class.

Engine Turning II

February SAT 6 / SUN 7


A more intermediate workshop, wherein classes include lessons on blank preparation, integrating divergent patters, and laying out work that requires multiple centers.
 
Cost is $300 + a materials fee (usually no more than $30, depending on what materials are selected). There’s a non-refundable deposit of $150 to hold the space, with the remaining balance and materials fee due on the first day of class.

We are presently accepting applications for our January/February classes. We also welcome inquiries for private classes in groups of up to 10 people and can accommodate most specialized projects.

Registration and additional information can be found at the link below.
 
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