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Win a 2010 Rolex Calendar

by J.Edwards

dsc00078Some of our most popular posts here on the blog have to do with watchmaking schools, of which there are very few left in the world. We have done our best to cover what we do know about watchmaking schools and related courses, but we can’t cover all of the bases. So, if you are currently a student or have ever attended a watchmaking school or course, anywhere in the world, I would like to invite you to win a 2010 Rolex calendar and let the world know a little more about your school, where it’s located, what you learned there, and how it helped to prepare you for the real world of watchmaking.

To enter the contest, hop on over to the watchmaking schools page on the Alliance Horlogère wiki and add information about your school. Then link to the page you created or edited about your school in a comment on this post, to be entered for your chance to win a 2010 Rolex calendar.

Any contribution counts, including pictures, and the school you write about is allowed to be one that is no longer in operation, such as Joseph Bulova’s Watchmaking School or the Chicago School of Watchmaking. The winner will be drawn at random from the comments below on January 15. Best of luck and Happy New Year!

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  1. J.Peter
    Posted January 2, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    I propose you add online courses as well like BHI and even TZ school. What do you say?

  2. Posted January 2, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Most definitely, J.Peter. Any venue for learning about horology and its related skills is fair game.

  3. W. Philip
    Posted January 3, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    I’m a student at LWT. I added a short blurb about the new SAWTA program. Thanks for the post!

  4. Perdita
    Posted January 3, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Well here you go. I regret to say it is not a good review, but at least it is honest. I may add more later, because it wasn’t all bad, but this was what I felt was most important for people to know.

  5. JT
    Posted January 4, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Hello J. Edwards – Please exclude me from your contest, I just wanted to say hello. I only now discovered your blog and it’s a pleasure to see that someone is putting so much effort to share his experiences with watchmaking and watches in general. Please keep up the great work!

  6. Posted January 4, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Great entries, W.Philip and Perdita. Thank you for being so honest with your review, Perdita, I am sure your insight will be very valuable for prospective students looking at watchmaking schools.

    Thank you so much for your kind words, JT. All of the credit really deserves to go to J. Peter, who owns and operates the blog. We’re happy you’ve discovered us and hope you continue to enjoy the posts. Cheers!

  7. Jake
    Posted January 6, 2010 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    I added pictures from my time at NSCC to Perditas review

  8. Perdita
    Posted January 8, 2010 at 3:20 am | Permalink

    Jake: Cool pictures, but did you know they moved to a new building last fall? I haven’t seen it but I’ve heard it is much bigger and nicer. I was told they intended to tear down the old classrooms entirely. After so many hours spent there, it’s weird to think it is all gone. I wonder what they found behind the cabinets when they moved them? I know I lost a couple of wobble sticks behind the ones in the first-year room.

  9. Anonymous
    Posted January 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    I wrote a piece on St. Paul College, where I’m currently a student. I tried to give information that’s relevant for prospective students, which I would have liked to have read about when I was looking into the schools.

  10. Posted January 13, 2010 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    That’s fantastic, Anonymous. I would have loved to have had information like that about my school before I attended. I think that prospective students will really benefit from what you’ve written. That’s great.

  11. Jake
    Posted January 26, 2010 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    I didn’t know that Perdita. Thanks for the update.

  12. S.Lord
    Posted May 25, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Hello I am a first year student at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology’s SAWTA based watchmaking program. My class just began the second of its 6 trimesters. The new SAWTA curriculum is now the exclusive curriculum at Lititz and OSUIT. North Seattle I believe will begin teaching exclusively SAWTA curriculum relatively soon, as they are still transitioning away from Wostep. As we finish this semester and begin the final semester of this first year we will begin study and work on quartz movements. Like the rest of my classmates, I am very excited by this new SAWTA curriculum and I feel it will only enhance and further deepen the public’s respect for the profession of watchmaking. I have to say that Mr. Herman “I hope I spelled his name correctly”, did a amazing job designing this new curriculum and now that the CW21 is out final exam I believe that earning a SAWTA certificate will be that much more desirable. If you have any more questions that I may be able to answer while attending OSUIT please let me know.

  13. Posted May 28, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the update on that, S.Lord. I’m glad you found the blog and really appreciate you taking the time to give us a firsthand heads-up on where things are at with the implementation of SAWTA. From what I’ve seen from some of the SAWTA students already, I am really excited for what this holds in store for the future of watchmaking and service in North America.

  14. adam morin
    Posted February 11, 2012 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    Can anyone give me a few recommendations on descent watch schools closest to new orleans? I know of one in texas and one i think in florida.

  15. J.Peter
    Posted February 11, 2012 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Bishop’s College in Mississippi, but I don’t know if their program is still going. Try looking at

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