My name is David, and I
am going to be starting my watchmaking education next year in 2014 have started my watchmaking education.
I have a couple intentions for starting this blog.
- First and foremost is for my friends and family to stay up to date with my progress.
- Second, when I first started gathering information on watchmaking schools, I was having a difficult time actually finding out what being a student entailed. I could find a list of the curriculum that the schools used, but at the time, reading that the class was going to poise balance wheels, shellac jewels, pin a collet, etc while sounding interesting meant nothing to me. After spending a lot of time reading articles, books, looking at pictures and talking with former students, and some instructors, I have somewhat of a better idea of what it means to be a student. Being that I am planning on documenting my progress with pictures and explanations, I am hoping that this blog can serve as some kind of help for anyone who is thinking about getting into watchmaking and finds themselves in the same boat I was in.
Once school starts for me next year (sometime between May and September), I plan on updating my blog twice a week (on Tuesdays and Fridays) with articles that not only describe what I’m doing in school, but provide plenty of pictures as well. As I get further into my studies, I am planning on working on different projects in my own time-most likely servicing older timepieces.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will continue with me along my journey!