School Watch 6498- First Experiment with Geneva Stripes

I’ve mentioned in the past that I planned to decorate the bridges of my school watch with the traditional Geneva Stripes finish and I’ve finally discovered a method that works! The Geneva Stripes finish, also known as Côtes de Genève, is a series of arc-grained bars etched lightly onto a highly polished surface, which in […]


Brass Staking Block

Just before beginning work on the winding stems we had another project that presented us with the opportunity to use the Schaublin lathes again. Our task this time was to make a brass staking block. This would become an important tool, enabling us to measure the length and diameters of our winding stems, and subsequent […]


Acrylic Barrel Closer

After quite a few projects completed by hand we were finally able to get to grips with the Schaublin 70 Mi-CF watchmakers lathe. We were tasked with making a barrel closer and although we will not use this until much later on in the course, I’m sure it will prove to be very useful. We […]