Timepieces:Education & Repair
Learning From Your Computer
A new CD can assist your watch staff
The CFH Institute, which has trained watchmakers since 1964 in Switzerland,
has developed an interactive CD-ROM (PC format). Users can learn in French,
German or English, without time limits. The CD-ROM has two hours of interaction,
the approximate equivalent of eight teaching hours in a classroom, says
CFH, and is broken into four sections:
- Instructions on disassembling a graphic representation of a mechanical
- A demonstration of watch reassembly.
- A program that prompts the user to reassemble the movement, but this
time without help. The computer tells the user of mistakes and offers a
second chance. After the third try, the program explains mistakes and returns
to the lesson's beginning. A correctly assembled watch functions.
- A program that applies the same process to a quartz movement.
Upon successful completion, a CFH "Watch Product Knowledge"
diploma is printed out. The course can be repeated. The CD-ROM costs about
CFH Institute, Neuchâtel, Switzerland; (41-32) 729-0929, fax (41-32)
729-0220, e-mail florence.cfh@ com.mcnet.ch.
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