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Picture of Peter Kaszubski
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"This Swiss Watchmaker is Teaching Apprentices For Free
The U.S. desperately needs new watchmakers. Will a new generations save the industry?"

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/...ee-180956891/?no-ist

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Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
IHC Member 2030
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Thanks Peter
Severely under-appreciated skill.
Even if you bump the curve, No future unless you really committ. Starving artist syndrome...
 
Posts: 1109 | Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia in the USA | Registered: February 08, 2015
Picture of Peter Kaszubski
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I have to disagree with you on that one there is and will be huge demand for watchmakers and the pay is not that bad.
 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
IHC Member 2030
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Good to know. Maybe in a few years I can gain skills to support the hobby/passion. Smile
I do hope the smart young take this as a career.
Much cleaner life to be a micro-machinist, the macro machinist gets dirty!
 
Posts: 1109 | Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia in the USA | Registered: February 08, 2015
IHC Life Member
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Picture of Chris Abell
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Watchmaking is an art form, we would all like to be able to play an instrument , paint a picture etc, but when tested very few are considered good enough to produce the goods above armature hobbyist level consistently. Just look at the number of people "having a go" and taking payment for it, I get the end results passing over my bench daily and sad to see the often irreversible results of quick and cheap repairs by unqualified people. The 300 people who applied resulted in six they are prepared to invest tuition time in is an indication. To make it worse the few people who graduate are lured away to other industries, their skills are in great demand and can get six figure salaries. I know a good few people left the watch repair centers in Dallas to take such roles.
 
Posts: 2615 | Location: Northeast Texas in the USA | Registered: November 20, 2003
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