- Luncheon Speaker: Ricardo Baez.
Topic: Being a first year student in the Patek Phillipe Watchmaking School in New York City. Ricardo is one of 6 students admitted to the program which included 120 applicants. He has a passionate interest in watchmaking and will share his interests with our chapter.
- Workshop Presenter: Dave Gorrell
Saturday January 20th
Topic: The class will be devoted to turning small brass parts on the watchmakers lathe. This session will be for beginners only. The session will go over the various parts of the watchmakers lathe. Cleaning and maintenance of the lathe will also be demonstrated. Graver sharpening and handling will be introduced. The participants will be asked to make several simple parts out of brass stock using a hand graver. Turning techniques will be practiced and turning to a specified dimension will be required. Participants will be asked to bring: a working watchmaker’s lathe with working motor, at least two sharpened gravers, and a pair of safety glasses. Those who don’t have these items should let the instructor (Dave Gorrell, 443 694 4972 or email@example.com) know prior to the class.