Welcome to Watchmakers and Clockmakers Association of Ohio

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Annual Convention and Educational Symposium

73rd Annual Convention

Course description:

This course is an in depth study of the escapements of horological products--their theory, construction, and adjustments. Students will learn to draw, identify escapement variables, and manipulate these variables to achieve optimal escapement action quality.

Simplified course outline:

I. Gear groupings and the escapement’s role in horology.

II. Principles of all escapements and the terms that describe them with an in depth look at the “square” concept.

III.  Drawing escapements—the proportions and limitations

IV. Procedures for escapement adjusting and practice with problem solving repair challenges.

V. Pendulum and case variables.

VI. Improving timing accuracy with respect to items that affect pendulum motion.

VII. Practical experiences.

VIII. Q & A



Required Materials to Bring to Class:

1.) Paper and pencils (mechanical pencils may be very useful).

2.) Compass

3.) 6” ruler

4.) Calipers (digital or analog)--may be more useful than micrometers.

5.) Files: Set of Jeweler’s files including a barrett and spoking or crossing out file.

6.) 6” mill file or equivalent

7.) Heat/warming source (e.g. lighter or similar device)

8.) Buff stick set to include: grit #3or 4, 2, 0, 2/0, 3/0

9.) A couple of shop rags

10.) Bench vise 2 ½ to 4” wide jaws and a board to clamp it to if the table is too thick.

11.) Loupe - 3X - 4 power (or equivalent)

12.) A marking pen such as a Sharpie may be helpful to mark areas to be filed off.

13.) Small needle, pin, or small smoothing broach (need only one) to use as a pivot point.

Registration Information

Register by June 21, 2019 and please make checks payable to WAO. 


Print and mail your registration to: 

Mark Baker

P.O. Box 292

Damascus, Ohio 44619. 


Hotel Reservations

It is recommended that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.


Carlisle Inn, Sugarcreek OH

 1357 Old Rte 39 NE

 Sugarcreek, OH 44681

(330) 852-2586

Reference WAO to receive the reserved block rate.

http://dhgroup.com/inns/carlisle-inn-sugarcreek


For further information, call Bill Miller,

740-507-6040 or Mark Baker, 330-537-3939.

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More About our Instuctor

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Jerry Faier

  

Jerry started The Clock Makers in 1978 as a clock and watch restoration/fabrication service which seemed to be missing in the Mid-West. Adding consumer education as a major component, the business grew quickly. Jerry earned AWCI’s CMC title in 1982.  Teaching apprentices, artists and case workers, and having them certified, helped build the quality of the business and increased the complexity and diversity of the work received. In 2001, he moved to Glendale, AZ where he continues to run his business, this time solo with his wife, Susan, as the case finisher.

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 Even after suffering a brief struggle with cancer, Jerry is still active with bench work, both repair and restorative, and continues to teach professional subjects about a variety of horological subjects. For his work with the education programs of AWCI he was honored with the organization’s highest award: Fellow AWCI.  

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 A certified educator (B.S.in ED, UNL), Jerry has taught a variety of classes for AWCI for many years. Included is an escapement course (which was taught all over the USA), as well as many other courses in basic clock skills. He has also published many articles on clock repair, escapement work, clockmaker education, Atmos clock work and business success discussions as well. He continues all this work today and tries to help those who wish to make themselves better professionals in this skilled trade. 

About Us

  

The Watchmakers - Clockmakers Association of Ohio is a group of repair professionals associated with the American Watchmakers - Clockmakers Institute (AWCI). We convene annually for continuing education and networking with other clock and watch repair professionals. We invite you to take advantage of the opportunities we are offering at this year’s convention in both professional grade education and networking with peers.


If you would like to be added to our distribution send an email with "WAO Distribution" in the subject line to fleege@zoominternet.net

Registration Information

Register by June 21, 2019 and please make checks payable to WAO. 


Mail to Mark Baker,

P.O. Box 292, Damascus, Ohio 44619. 


Hotel Reservations


It is recommended that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.


 Carlisle Inn, Sugarcreek OH 

1357 Old Rte 39 NE

Sugarcreek, OH 44681

(330) 852-2586

Reference WAO to receive the reserved block rate.

http://dhgroup.com/inns/carlisle-inn-sugarcreek


For further information, call Bill Miller,

740-507-6040 or Mark Baker, 330-537-3939.

2019 WAO Convention Registration Form (pdf)

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