Work in a watchmaker's workshop
Have you ever been to a watchmaker's workshop? Time is key to all creation and yet here we are almost unaware of it. We focus on a minute world. Precision is required for this kind of work. Slow movements. The pleasant sound of watches ticking softly in the background. Enjoy it. Each watch has its own unique story and special value. A watchmaker's workshop is the source of many valuable treasures. We have selected two incredible locations in Munich and Dresden for you to experience this multi-faceted, traditional craft.
Meet our expert watchmakers
What do you think of when you hear the word watchmaker? Inventors and creators, they have also been labelled as pioneers in the art of fine mechanics. The job continues to be diverse today. We promise our masterclasses will introduce you to key figures in the watchmaking craft. Each watchmaker has their own story to tell. They are each connected by a love of mechanical watches and passion for those who wear them.
Experience traditional handicraft
Our wristwatch hands-on seminars teach you to look at the world through the lens of a watchmaker. The invention of the mechanical clock in the 13th century proved at the time to be a technological revolution. They are still one of the most precise machines in the world. We reveal the mystery of ticking mechanics in a brief theory session. The practical aspect of assembly lies at the core of this class. You will build your own wristwatch and receive instruction to allow you to perform each step yourself. The final step in our programme involves adjusting the watch's timing. Is your watch ticking correctly? It is only once this stage has been complete that you can take your wristwatch home.
Build a mechanical watch to take home with you
Our hands-on seminars give you the opportunity to learn the key aspects of watchmaking. You build a mechanical watch from the UNITAS 6498 range. Learn more about the watches and the content of our seminars in our online shop. No prior knowledge is necessary to attend the seminars. Your passion is all that counts.
What prior knowledge do I need for the manual winding seminar?
Technical prior knowledge is not necessary for attending the seminar. Each seminar is designed for watch lovers who are interested in mechanical watches and who want to discover and understand the inner life.
What if I am stucked during assembly or break a part?
Our watchmakers, with their experience and patience, ensure that you go home with a well-functioning watch. Spare parts are in stock so that every problem can be solved.
Marine watch – manual winding
Pilot watch – manual winding