The Midwest Watchmaker and Clockmaker Professional Organization, affiliated with American Watchmaker Clockmaker Institute (AWCI) the national organization. Serving the Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Northern Iowa, and Western Wisconsin area.
We are the regional affiliate of the National Professional organization for Clockmakers and Watchmakers establishing standards for education and testing for National Certification. Our goal is to establish and maintain the necessary high standards for quality, systematic procedures, and use of the proper technology to ensure excellent outcomes for each watch or clock service.
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APRIL 2, 2016 with David Lindow http://lindowclockmaker.com/ Manufacturing 18th century and early 19th century Reproduction Clock Works
90th annual conference
9am start registration, coffee and donuts
Jerry Keiffer TALK ON SATURDAY, WORKSHOP ON SUNDAY ! ! Jerry Kieffer is not a lifelong machinist. He has developed his skills in many areas simply because he was not satisfied with the work of others and felt he could do the job better himself. He has applied his skills to watch repair, gun repair, clock making and model engine construction to name just a few. The project that first brought him attention was a 1/30 scale Corliss steam engine model. The tiny bolt shown below was a 1/30 scale version of a 1/4-20 bolt used as an actual fastener on the model. Jerry developed a system of taps and dies to produce these tiny fasteners so that the model would be completely scale down to the smallest detail. He was making the model because he had been told by others that a running engine could not be made completely to scale at that small size. Jerry's has built a 1/6 scale running model of a 1947 Harley Davidson "knucklehead" motorcycle engine. Now he is working on a 1/8 version that will be included in a fully functional motorcycle model. His goal is to be able to kick start it and have all functions down to the speedometer work. He has also completed a running 1936 John Deere tractor in 1/8 scale as well as several other clock, miniature machine tool and engine projects. . Joe Martin Foundation "Metalworking Craftsman of the Year" award winner for 1997
Susan Wood Talking about her award winning Forged Clock
Nick Peckman with photoshop ebay sales tips
Josh Wilkes 21Century Quality Control for 21st century watch work (Breitling and others) Joshua Wilkes is a watchmaker working in Saint Paul. After graduating from Saint Paul College in 2007 with a WOSTEP certification, he went to work for Ulysse Nardin with two training stints in Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds. In 2012 he joined Breitling as a complications technician, eventually traveling to Grenchen to earn one of only two Level 4 certifications in the United States.
Final program is being worked on now
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