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Instructor: Joe Cohen FSNAWCC*

Workshop Fee:

Full 5 1/2 day Registration:May 30-June 4

$1000.00 - Includes course fee plus course books.

Current Professional Appraiser Portion 5  day (must have instructors permission): May 30-June 4(report afternoon of May 30th)

$ 900.00-Includes course fee plus course books.


Registration Form



514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717-684-8261


During this course professionals and novices will be introduced to the identification of watch types, key watch characteristics and components, the role of construction and materials in the proper identification of watches; basic understanding of watch conservation, restoration, refinishing, and repairs; and subsequent impact on value.

The course includes an overview of the evolution of watch types and appropriate terminology as well as criteria for making value judgments based on comparative analysis. Participants will learn watch examination techniques, what to photograph on a watch, and research tools and methods. They will also learn how to apply critical appraisal skills such as qualitative ranking, classification, rarity determination, and how to write accurate descriptions.

Included in this course is a day for the appraisal novice about watch description writing, and an overview of the need for learning USPAP requirements, and appraisal methodology, and practices taught by a professional appraisal educator.

Please note that class size is limited, so be sure to register early. This is an intense course and will require advanced reading, evening reading, and research assignments.


Course syllabus

Course developed and taught by: Joe Cohen FNAWCC*



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