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The following courses are currently available through the Field Suitcase Workshop Program.
If there are other courses you would like the FSW Program to offer, please contact:  Mike Dempsey at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Fred Tischler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Click on the titles below to see an overview of the course.


F101 - Introduction to Basic Time & Strike...The American Kitchen Clock

No Prerequisites
This course covers the eight-day, time and strike clock movement with open mainsprings, typically found in "American Kitchen" clocks. Four days.

F102 - Time & Strike Clocks with Spring Barrels  
Prerequisite F101
This course will cover time and strike clocks with two spring barrels and rack/snail strike mechanism. Four days.
         
F103 - Introduction to Chime Clocks
Prerequisite F102
This course introduces the student to chiming clocks, with spring powered or with simple weight driven wall and floor clock movements. Four days.

F104 - Introduction to Weight and Fusee Driven Clocks
Prerequisite F103
This four-day clock repair course will focus on one-, two-, and three-weight regulators, grandfather and fusee clocks including tubular and bell chime. Four days.

F105 - 400-Day Torsion Pendulum Clocks
Prerequisite F101
This four-day course is designed for the clock repair person or collector who is already proficient in basic clock service and repair techniques. Four days.

F110 - Clock Camp III

Prerequisites F101 thru F104
This four-day course is for students who have completed F101 through F104 FSW classes and want a refresher course of that material. The course gives the student an opportunity to expand their basic knowledge learned previously and become more proficient with a variety of clocks. This is their chance to get help with that troublesome movement that defied their repair skills in the past. Four days
    
F200 - Fundamental Skills for Lathe & Clock Repair Course Part I
No Prerequisites
The material in this course is a basic skill set that is required and continued in FSW F201. This four-day basic course prepares the student for fundamental Lathe operation and clock repair skills. Tools are made in this course that are required for F201.
    
F201 - Fundamental Skills for Lathe & Clock Repair Course; Part II
Prerequisite F200
This four-day course is a continuation of the FSW F200 course and students will need tools made in that course to complete the F201 course. The student will be instructed in the fundamental skills of Lathe operation and maintenance for clock repair.
    
F202 - Lathe II for Clock Repair Course; Part III
Prerequisite F201
The student will take what he or she has learned in the F200 and the F201 classes and further the skills needed to make selected clock parts and tools using a cross-slide. Four days
    
F301 Introduction to Basic Pocket Watch Repair: The American Pocket Watch
No prerequisites
This is a pocket watch course for entry-level students wanting to learn the fundamentals of watch repair. Four days
    
F302 Indroduction to Basic Wristwatch Repair
No prerequisites
This wristwatch course is designed to familiarize the student with working on a basic time only, manual mechanical watch movement, identifying individual parts, their names and function. Four days.
    
F401 - Reverse Glass Painting
No prerequisites
This four-day course covers an introduction to Reverse Glass Painting. Four days
    
F402 - Dial Painting
No prerequisites
This four-day course covers an introduction to Dial Painting. Four days

F500 - Introduction to Basic Time Only Movements, “The American School House Clock”
No prerequisites
This course is for the beginning clock repair person and covers the eight-day, time only clock movement with open mainsprings, typically found in the "American School House Clocks" clocks. Two days.
    
F501 - The Repair & Replacement of an American Strip Recoil Escapement Course

No Prerequisite Course; however, there is a requirement for a specific movement described in the course overview.
This two-day course will instruct the student on how to repair and replace the recoil strip escapement generally used in an American open spring clock. Two days
    
F502 - The Atmos Repair Course
Prerequisites - At least one year of clock or watch repair experience, plus completion of either the FSW F102 or F301 courses.
This two-day course is for the advanced student who wants to learn the repair of the Atmos clock. Two days
Required Tools
    
F510 - Clock Camp I
Prerequisites F101 and F102
This two-day course is for students who have completed F101 and F102 FSW classes and want a refresher course of that material. This course gives students an opportunity to expand their basic knowledge learned previously and become more proficient with a variety of clocks. This is their chance to get help with that troublesome movement that defied their repair skills in the past. Two days
    
F511 - Clock Camp II
Prerequisites F103 and F104
This two-day course is for students who have completed F103 and F104 FSW classes and want a refresher course of that material. This course gives students an opportunity to expand their basic knowledge learned previously and become more proficient with a variety of clocks. This is their chance to get help with that troublesome movement that defied their repair skills in the past. Two days

 

 

 

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