Rooted in the heart of Manhattan, the Horological Society of New York (HSNY), America’s oldest watchmaking guild, founded in 1866, is branching out with return trips to Detroit, Orange County and San Francisco in the coming months.
If you missed the opportunity to play watchmaker for a day, now is the time to sign up and discover what makes a watch tick with classes taught by professional watchmakers from America’s original horological Society.
HSNY’s Traveling Education will slowly head west with the following schedule:
September 14 & 15: Detroit hosted by StockX
September 28 & 29: Orange County hosted by A. Lange & Söhne
October 5 & 6: San Francisco hosted by Shreve & Co.
Each four-hour course offers hands-on experience with the disassembly and reassembly of an ETA 6497 movement, complemented by HSNY’s Horology 101-103 lessons - movement mechanics, gear training, and winding & setting, respectively. Classes are designed for any level of enthusiast as no prior experience is required.
Beginning Saturday, September 14, through Sunday, September 15, HSNY Traveling Education hosts will aid in the Society’s goal of advancing the art and science of horology through teaching. The nonprofit will visit Detroit first, hosted by StockX at Globe Tobacco Building, the oldest surviving tobacco manufactory in Detroit and a National Register of Historic Places site.
Next up, HSNY will head to the Golden State where classes will be hosted on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 by A. Lange & Söhne at The Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.
Finally, HSNY’s certified instructors will welcome fall in San Francisco alongside fine jewelry & timepieces company, Shreve & Co., in their flagship showroom on Post Street.
Visit HSNY’s Eventbrite page for tickets, class schedules and locations. All sales are directly reinvested into HSNY’s ongoing educational mission.