First Time, a firm which provides an introduction to fine watchmaking has launched in the UK with a series of London workshops.
The company’s introduction to watchmaking will familiarise people with the workings of the self-winding and hand-wound mechanisms that equip some of the most prestigious timepieces.
Participants will handle the different components that make up the movement and in doing so understand the complex interaction of barrel, gears, escapement, pallet lever, balance and spring.
Seated at a genuine watchmaker’s bench, those taking part will set out with professional quality tools including a movement holder, loupe, precision screwdrivers, tweezers, a dust-blower, Rodico putty, and many others besides.
During this introduction to watchmaking, people will be working with tools from leading professional suppliers, such as Bergeon, Elma, Beco, Moebius and Eschenbach.
The First Time London workshop also covers finishing techniques such as polishing, lubrication, fine adjustments using the chronocomparator, and inspecting and controlling the movement.
The 4.5 hour workshops will take place in Southwark, London on February 11, April 29 and June 10 of next year.