Learn how to strip and reassemble an ETA movement in a half day watchmaking course


Two of the world’s oldest horological organisations are joining forces to teach horology classes in London.

With a combined existence of over 300 years, the Horological Society of New York (HSNY) (founded in 1866) and the British Horological Institute (BHI) (founded in 1858) are making history with their first partnership to advance the art and science of horology.


The BHI has invited HSNY to host its Traveling Education courses in Britain. The courses deliver lessons in movement mechanics, gear training, and winding and setting. Classes will be hosted at The Clockworks, a studio in London centered around electric clocks that combines a museum, workshop, library and meeting space under one roof.

Each four-hour course will include the disassembly and reassembly of an ETA 6497 movement, along with explanations of proper usage of watchmaking tools and of modern horological terminology and theories. No prior experience is required for horology enthusiasts to enroll.

The courses take place in the mornings and afternoons of Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 and cost $500 (£420).

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