48 rue de Rivoli, Paris


First Time - London

Lasts:  4½ hours

Time:  Saturday 29 April February 2017

Venue: Southwark, London

All levels



Introduction to watchmaking by taking apart then reassembling an ETA 6498 Swiss mechanical movement. Click here to view a presentation of the workshop. 


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  • L'atelier d'horlogerie à Paris dans une ambiance conviviable

    A relaxed atmosphere

  • Démonter et remonter le mouvement avec du matériel de pro

    Professional quality tools

  • Objectif Horlogerie et ses cours sur l'horlogerie avec un méthodologie claire

    Clear explanations

  • Un mouvement suisse

    A Swiss-made movement

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Join us inside the magical, mysterious world under the dial. During this introductory workshop, you will penetrate the secrets of a mechanical watch as you learn to disassemble, clean, reassemble, lubricate and adjust a Swiss ETA 6498 and 6497 movement (Swatch Group).

We go out of our way to make this a special moment for a small group to share, and a unique experience that you will look back on for a long time to come.

So take your place at the workbench, and let us guide you in this watchmaking adventure!

Throughout the First Time London introduction to watchmaking, you will familiarise yourself with the workings of the self-winding and hand-wound mechanisms that equip some of the most prestigious timepieces.


Like a professional watchmaker, you will handle the different components that make up the movement and in doing so understand the complex interaction of barrel, gears, escapement, pallet lever, balance and spring.


You will be seated at a genuine watchmaker's bench, set out with professional quality tools including a movement holder, loupe, precision screwdrivers, tweezers, a dust-blower, Rodico putty, and many others besides.

Loupe sur mouvement ETA 6497 6498

Machine Elmasolvex Nettoyage Calibre de Manufacture

During this introduction to watchmaking, you will be working with tools from the leading professional suppliers, such as Bergeon, Elma, Beco, Moebius and Eschenbach.


The First Time London workshop also covers finishing techniques such as polishing, lubrication, fine adjustments using the chronocomparator, and inspecting and controlling the movement.    

Private bookings: we also host First Time workshops for private groups. Contact us 

For an individual class at your home, call us on +33 (0)6 58 00 10 22