The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI), which provides professional training and certification to watchmakers in the US and issues the CW21 (Certified Watchmaker of the 21st Century) and CMW21 (Certified Master Watchmaker of the 21st Century) certifications, is coming to New York and partnering with Grand Central Watch to offer a limit number of watch enthusiasts a day of watchmaking.

“Build a Watch” training is a unique crash course in watchmaking where attendees assemble a Swiss Made ETA 6497 movement, lubricate the moving parts, install a dial and hands, and case up the watch before wearing it home.

watchmaker assembling a watch

The event is offered on a rotating schedule around the country, and this particular iteration takes place Monday, December 10, 2018 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST) at the Roosevelt Hotel and includes lunch, a behind the scenes tour of Grand Central Watch, and ends with the opportunity to talk watches over drinks.

There is a cost of $995 and space is limited.

Learn more here.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

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