For those die-hard lovers of the intricacies of watchmaking, take note: The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute will host its annual convention October 4–7, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport—Westshore hotel in Tampa, Fla. The event, which includes a vendor fair with tools, technology and more, also offers more than 12 hours of education. Additionally, a tour of watchband manufacturer Hadley-Roma is being offered. International head of watches at Christie’s auction house, John Reardon, is the keynote speaker. Lecture and classroom topics include American Style Time & Strike Movement, Servicing the Accutron, Appraising for Clockmakers and Watchmakers, and Selecting & Maintaining a Lathe. To register go to http://www.awci.com/symposium.
(Image courtesy of the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute)