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At a glance

The BHI offers members of the Institute a comprehensive portfolio of short courses designed to start or develop your skills. Below you will find an overview of the courses that have been scheduled. All courses take place at Upton Hall. You will find much more information on these courses here and by reading our prospectus.

If you have any specific questions about membership and the contents, costs, dates and times of these courses, or if you would like to make a booking, please contact Zanna Perry, +44 (0)1636 817603 or email zanna@bhi.co.uk.

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Monday, 27 March 2017 – Friday, 31 March 2017

Service & Repair of Day/Date Automatic Watches
John Murphy FBHI

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Saturday, 1 April 2017 – Sunday, 2 April 2017

Lever Escapement Platforms
Jim Arnfield FBHI

This course is now fully booked, but there is a waiting list for places that may become available. Please contact zanna@bhi.co.uk if you want to be placed on this list.

Monday, 3 April 2017 – Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Examination Practice: Unit D4
John Murphy FBHI

Monday, 3 April 2017 – Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Engineers Small Lathe, Drilling and Milling Machines
John Reynolds FBHI

Saturday, 8 April 2017 – Sunday, 9 April 2017

Cylinder Escapement Platforms
Jim Arnfield FBHI

This course is now fully booked, but there is a waiting list for places that may become available. Please contact zanna@bhi.co.uk if you want to be placed on this list.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 – Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Watch Taster Day for Beginners
Peter Tales FBHI

Learn about the history and engineering of quartz and mechanical watches with a one-day beginners’ course at the BHI.

The course covers:
•History of the wristwatch
•Basic principles of watches
•Horological terminology
•Watch repair tools and use
•Hands-on basic maintenance

£99.00/Day including refreshments and lunch. Places are limited so early booking is advisable.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 – Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Watch Taster Day for Beginners
Peter Tales

Learn about the history and engineering of quartz and mechanical watches with a one-day beginners’ course at the BHI.

The course covers:
•History of the wristwatch
•Basic principles of watches
•Horological terminology
•Watch repair tools and use
•Hands-on basic maintenance

£99.00/Day including refreshments and lunch. Places are limited so early booking is advisable.

Friday, 28 April 2017 – Sunday, 30 April 2017

Examination Practice: Unit D3
Jim Arnfield FBHI

Monday, 22 May 2017 – Friday, 26 May 2017

Basic Clock 2
John Reynolds FBHI

Saturday, 3 June 2017 – Sunday, 4 June 2017

Watchmakers' Lathe
Jim Arnfield FBHI

This course is now fully booked, but there is a waiting list for places that may become available. Please contact zanna@bhi.co.uk if you want to be placed on this list.

Monday, 5 June 2017 – Friday, 9 June 2017

Basic Clock 1
Sunil Silva CMBHI

This course is now fully booked, but there is a waiting list for places that may become available. Please contact zanna@bhi.co.uk if you want to be placed on this list.

Friday, 16 June 2017 – Friday, 16 June 2017

Clock Taster Day for Beginners
Paul Roberson FBHI

Details to follow.

Saturday, 17 June 2017 – Saturday, 17 June 2017

Clock Taster Day for Beginners
Paul Roberson FBHI

Details to follow.

Monday, 19 June 2017 – Friday, 23 June 2017

Basic Mechanical Watch
John Murphy FBHI

This course is now fully booked, but there is a waiting list for places that may become available. Please contact zanna@bhi.co.uk if you want to be placed on this list.

Monday, 26 June 2017 – Friday, 30 June 2017

Antique Clock 1
John Reynolds FBHI

Saturday, 15 July 2017 – Sunday, 16 July 2017

Watches for the Collector: Everything you need to know
Jim Arnfield FBHI

Monday, 17 July 2017 – Friday, 21 July 2017

Basic Mechanical Watch
John Murphy FBHI

This course is now fully booked, but there is a waiting list for places that may become available. Please contact zanna@bhi.co.uk if you want to be placed on this list.

Saturday, 29 July 2017 – Sunday, 30 July 2017

Basic Hand Skills
Ross Alcock MBHI

This course is now fully booked, but there is a waiting list for places that may become available. Please contact zanna@bhi.co.uk if you want to be placed on this list.

Friday, 4 August 2017 – Sunday, 6 August 2017

Wheel and Pinion Cutting
Jim Arnfield FBHI

Monday, 7 August 2017 – Friday, 11 August 2017

Basic Clock 1
Sunil Silva CMBHI

Monday, 14 August 2017 – Friday, 18 August 2017

Basic Mechanical Watch
John Murphy FBHI

This course is now fully booked, but there is a waiting list for places that may become available. Please contact zanna@bhi.co.uk if you want to be placed on this list.

Monday, 21 August 2017 – Friday, 25 August 2017

Basic Clock 2
John Reynolds FBHI

Monday, 4 September 2017 – Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Engineers Small Lathe, Drilling and Milling Machines
John Reynolds FBHI

Friday, 8 September 2017 – Sunday, 10 September 2017

Basic Quartz
Mervyn Selley FBHI

This course is now fully booked, but there is a waiting list for places that may become available. Please contact zanna@bhi.co.uk if you want to be placed on this list.

Monday, 18 September 2017 – Friday, 22 September 2017

Service and Repair of Day/Date Automatic Watches
John Murphy FBHI

Monday, 25 September 2017 – Friday, 29 September 2017

Antique Clock 2
John Reynolds FBHI

Monday, 2 October 2017 – Friday, 6 October 2017

Basic Clock 2
John Reynolds FBHI

Monday, 9 October 2017 – Friday, 13 October 2017

Basic Mechanical Watch
John Murphy FBHI

This course is now fully booked, but there is a waiting list for places that may become available. Please contact zanna@bhi.co.uk if you want to be placed on this list.

Saturday, 14 October 2017 – Sunday, 15 October 2017

Basic Hand Skills
Ross Alcock MBHI

Monday, 6 November 2017 – Friday, 10 November 2017

Basic Clock 1
Sunil Silva CMBHI

Monday, 13 November 2017 – Friday, 17 November 2017

Chronographs
John Murphy FBHI

This course is now fully booked, but there is a waiting list for places that may become available. Please contact zanna@bhi.co.uk if you want to be placed on this list.

Friday, 24 November 2017 – Sunday, 26 November 2017

Advanced Quartz Watches
Mervyn Selley FBHI

Monday, 4 December 2017 – Friday, 8 December 2017

Basic Mechanical Watch
John Murphy FBHI


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