Learning From Your Computer

August 1998

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 watch movement.
  • 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 $115.

CFH Institute, Neuchâtel, Switzerland; (41-32) 729-0929, fax (41-32) 729-0220, e-mail florence.cfh@ com.mcnet.ch.

Copyright © 1998 by Bond Communications.


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