After two thrilling and grueling years at the Lititz Watch Technicum, our class is officially on to our next adventures.

It was truly a challenge. Of the 14 original students in my class, 10 made it through to graduation. I won’t elaborate on the reasons that my former classmates did not complete the program—they’re not my stories to tell—but it’s important for prospective students to know that the program is extremely difficult and completion is not guaranteed.

My posts will slow dramatically in the following months, as the real life of a service watchmaker in the US contains fewer novelties than school. I hope the past two years of posts are helpful to anyone curious about watchmaking school, and please reach out to me if you have any questions!

Watchmaking student at the Lititz Watch Technicum, formerly a radio and TV newswriter in Chicago.