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post #1 of 2 Old 05-27-2008, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Watch Training For Veterans

I learned of this from the recent edition of the trade publication National Jeweler and added a banner ad for this fine cause in my watch and clock discussion forum.
I felt that this group might also like to know about this.

This initiative is spear headed by the the folks at the American Watch Guild http://www.americanwatchguild.com/. Below is their mission statement. If you know a veteran, especially one that has come back injured. You might want to have them look into this very worth while program.

Mission Statement

The focus of this program is to teach our war veterans, especially disabled veterans, the craft of watch repair. We offer training either at a retailer or service center with the opportunity to enroll in one of the 11 watchmaking schools in the United States .

The inspiration for this program is taken from the success of the Bulova Corporation which set up its watchmaking school at the end of WWII. The Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking graduated over 800 watchmakers all of whom found employment in the watch industry. Unfortunately, it closed in 2000.

We hope to increase and replenish the number of people employed in this profession since there is a severe shortage of watchmakers. This shortage is a result of the resurgence of the mechanical watch causing record-breaking sales, coupled with an aging watchmaker population. Once thought of as a dying craft with the advent of the mass-produced quartz watch in 1969, the watchmaking field now suffers from low awareness.

By starting this initiative we hope to repay the sacrifice and service of our veterans by teaching them a vocation (using state-of the-art equipment) that is in high demand and well-paying.

Best Regards,

Thomas Carey
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post #2 of 2 Old 05-27-2008, 07:08 AM
 
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Hey, that's a great idea, too bad I'm not a vet

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