America’s Oldest Watchmaking Guild Visits The Hour Glass

News • 02 Aug 2018

America’s Oldest Watchmaking Guild Visits The Hour Glass

On the 8th and 9th of September, The Horological Society of New York will visit The Hour Glass to host a series of educational courses.

The Horological Society of New York (HSNY), America’s oldest watchmaking guild, was founded in 1866 shortly after the end of the American Civil War. After their initial meeting, a library was formed, lectures were provided and their membership steadily grew. Aside from hosting monthly meetings, the HSNY has been pivotal in spreading horological knowledge through their Travelling Education series of watch workshops, outreach programs and scholarships. Always one to embrace new technology, the HSNY has a broad and engaged audience all over the world. Members can stream monthly meetings and keep up to date with watch news through their online blog.

For the first time in its 152-year history, the HSNY will visit one of the world’s largest and most engaged hubs for watch culture and home to a diverse and passionate community of watch collectors and enthusiasts. In supporting HSNY’s mission to advance the art and science of horology through education, The Hour Glass is pleased to offer a unique hands-on experience to gain a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of a timepiece. HSNY will guide students on a journey to dive in deep and better understand the craft of watchmaking. At Malmaison, eight watch enthusiasts will have the unique opportunity to assume the role of watchmaker and to discover what makes a timepiece tick. Students will be guided through an intimate, hands-on experience examining the inner workings of an ETA 6497 movement, the first of many movements worked on whilst pupils attend watchmaking school.

HSNY looks to go beyond scratching the surface of horological education, with a four-hour course covering material from Horology 101 – 103 classes taught at HSNY’s flagship classroom in New York City. Throughout the day, students will disassemble and reassemble a complete mechanical watch movement, learn the proper usage of watchmaking tools, and gain insight to the terminology and theories of modern horology. Students will take a deep dive with exercises on movement mechanics, gear training, and winding and setting. Alongside Vincent Robert will be one of The Hour Glass’s top resident watchmakers, ensuring each student receives tailored guidance and the unique opportunity to work closely with experts in the field.

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