The VWI Watchmaker Program
Please remember our programs are offered free of charge to qualifying veterans.
When students complete the program, they will be fully capable of making any repair to mechanical or quartz watches..
Each student must satisfactorily complete competency tests at the end of each training module in order to move on to the next module and to graduate.
During the course of the program students will have the professional competency and will be required to build a school watch from scratch.
Students will also be required to pass a comprehensive final exam.
The following areas will be covered in detail in the
Professional Watchmaker Program.
Tools: their proper names, usage and maintenance
Micro Mechanics: making tools, annealing and heat treating
Introduction to Watch Theory and basic repair
Lathe and Turning
Making parts to include stems, staffs and jewel settings
Escapements with emphasis on the Swiss Lever
Hairspring Manipulation and Vibration
Introduction to Quartz Watch Theory
Quartz Watch service and repair
Watch case restoration and repair
Case and bracelet service and repair
Calendar mechanisms and complications
Business practices and issues
Veterans Watchmaker Initiative 307 N. 6th Street, Odessa, DE 19730
Mail to: Veterans Watchmaker Initiative
Box 329 Little Creek, DE 19961
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