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    You are right Mark there is always something different coming into the workshop. I notice on this forum many try repairing Chronographs before they have even tackled the basic movement. I never touched such a movement until I was around 3 years into my apprenticeship.

    Mark, are your CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETIONS equal to a b h i. 

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    43 minutes ago, oldhippy said:

    You are right Mark there is always something different coming into the workshop. I notice on this forum many try repairing Chronographs before they have even tackled the basic movement. I never touched such a movement until I was around 3 years into my apprenticeship.

     

    Mark, are your CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETIONS equal to a b h i. 

    Of course not ;)

    A BHI is a recognised qualification. I did my BHI course (a course in Horology - not really specifically watch repair) years ago and whilst it was required by my company to do so, it was not entirely relevant to what I was learning in the workshop. Not dissing the BHI though - it is a wonderful course, what I am doing could be considered supplementary similar to the BHI workshops (which are also amazing and I would encourage any BHI member to do those) where you get a cert of completion. Those BHI certs of completion do not count towards your grade if you are doing a BHI course - but I can tell you - I got more out of the BHI workshops than I did the BHI course.

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    What a wonderful surprise! I was just thinking last night how great it would be if Mark's course could be extended and I woke up to an email invite to this video. I can't wait to dig in. I learned so much from the first three levels and enjoyed every minute. Thank you, Mark, for all that you do.

    Chris Bannister

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    On 11/22/2018 at 12:23 PM, oldhippy said:

    You are right Mark there is always something different coming into the workshop. I notice on this forum many try repairing Chronographs before they have even tackled the basic movement. I never touched such a movement until I was around 3 years into my apprenticeship.

     

    Mark, are your CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETIONS equal to a b h i. 

    Mark, it’s great that your course is progressing into watch complications. Chronographs are watches that I’d definitely shy away from at the moment, one year into watchmaking. I can certainly concur with Old Hippy’s thoughts on that. However, I bravely tackled an automatic a few weeks ago, and as you say, most things are the same (once the autowinder is removed). Once I repaired and gained confidence, I’ve since successfully tackled another automatic (a rare ETA 2832). 

    I really appreciate the contents of these videos. People ask where I’ve learnt my current skills, and I tell them it’s thanks to this fantastic course that I’ve gained my skills and confidence. I joined the BHI back in March this year and my plan is to complete Mark’s course first, and yes doing the official course to gain the certificates of completion, and then either to spend a week at Upton Hall (less than an hour from me) to do the workshop course in watchmaking or do the distance learning option they offer to gain formal qualification.

    My motivations are still as a hobbyist but who knows where it may lead?

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    I can't stress enough how good the workshops are. I highly recommend them. Plus you should get to meet some great people at the same time. This will encourage you no end. Iron sharpens iron.

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