BHI to Co-Host HSNY Visit
The BHI has teamed up with the Horological Society of New York (HSNY) to co-host the first European visit of their Travelling Education programme. The course is aimed at watch collectors, aficionados and people contemplating a career in watchmaking. The course is also popular as a gift or corporate/team-building activity.
Styled ‘Horology 101–103’, course attendees get the chance to work on mechanical watch movement, studying the wheel train, winding and setting mechanisms, and escapement. Practical help and basic technical information will be delivered by one of the HSNY watchmaking instructors, along with a companion instructor from the BHI.
The venue for the course is the Clockworks in South London, and has generously been offered by Dr James Nye. Two four-hour sessions will be held each day on Saturday 31 August 2019 and Sunday 1 September 2019.
The course is $500 USD for a session, and tickets will be available on Eventbrite (see links on this page). Profits go back into horological education.
To date, HSNY has held over 140 of these extremely popular training sessions, in more than 20 cities ranging from Los Angeles to Toronto, Singapore and Hong Kong, and they have long waiting lists.
The BHI has been holding similar popular Watch Taster Days at Upton Hall since February 2018. A symbiosis with HSNY seemed natural. For course participants at the UK sessions who express an interest in full horology training, HSNY will direct them to the BHI’s programmes and courses.