Instructors

Sam Cannan as Watchmaking Instructor, brings over 30 years of experience in the field of horology.

Sam’s bio includes:

  • Master Watchmaker with numerous Swiss and American horological training certificates
  • Former Director of the NAWCC School of Horology
  • Director of Watch Services for high end jewelry store with 9 locations
  • A consultant in the field of Horology
  • New Business venture as owner and key employee of Internet Watch Service Providerand supervised service department for high end watch restoration and repair
  • Certificate in Organizational Development,  Cornell University
  • BA Degree, Chesapeake College

The most important thing that Sam brings is his passion and love of the art of watchmaking with a unique ability to convey that passion to his students.

Rick Aubin

Rick Aubin as Watchmaking Instructor is a 1972 graduate of the Bulova School of Watchmaking with a Certificate signed by Omar Bradley (Chairman of the Board).

Rick brings with him 45 years of experience in the fields of watch and clock repair.

  • He worked for a Rolex dealer in NY and had the opportunity to participate in training seminars with high grade watch manufactures
  • He also benefited from training at Rolex, Omega and Cartier
  • He has had experience repairing hundreds of American and European antique pocket watches.

Rick has moved from New York to Delaware to become a watchmaking instructor at VWI and share his  love for working on watches and learning.