The Horological Society of New York and pre-owned watch specialist WatchBox are co-hosting a series of educational seminars in Hong Kong that will give students a grounding in the inner workings of mechanical movements.
It is the second time HSNY has taken its Traveling Education to Asia, after holding courses in Singapore in conjunction with the country’s biggest luxury watch retailer, Hour Glass, in September last year.
The society regularly works with watch brands and retailers across the United States and Canada to hold its four hour introductory lessons in mechanical watchmaking.
By the time they have finished, each class of eight students should be able to disassemble and reassemble an ETA 6497 movement and find out what makes a watch tick.
WatchBox will co-host the courses in Hong Kong, an outpost for the Philadelphia-based pre-owned watch business, on June 8 and 9.
On the evening of June 8, WatchBox is inviting students, collectors and enthusiasts to the Upper House hotel in Hong Kong for a cocktail party where they can share their horological stories.
Places on the course cost $500 each.