Jewelry and watch industry professionals, along with members of the public, can take a crash course in watchmaking through the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute during the Las Vegas jewelry trade shows.
Las Vegas--A jewelry event essential for wristwatch enthusiasts has popped up on the Las Vegas market week calendar.

On June 3 and 4, the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute will hold two separate six-hour “Build a Watch” courses.

The class is an opportunity for members of the jewelry industry, particularly salespeople, to gain watch knowledge, the AWCI said. It’s also open to the public and could be of interest to watch enthusiasts.

“Build a Watch” is a crash course in watchmaking that sees students assemble a wristwatch powered by the ETA 6497 movement.

Beginning with a disassembled version, class participants will learn about correct lubrication, adjustments, servicing, timing and regulation as they build their watch. Finally, they will add the dial, hands, case and straps and take their completed timepiece home.

The course costs $1,295 and will take place at the Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas. The June 3 class will meet from 4 to 10 p.m. The June 4 class will be held from 11 a.m. to 5p.m.

Registration is available online at

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