Manuel Yazijian, CMW21 (Certified Master Watchmaker, 21st Century)

Watchmaking Instructor serving the After Sales Service market
About Us

For over 20 years, Manuel Yazijian, CMW21 has built a solid reputation as North America's most trusted watchmaker. In early 2005, Manuel Yazijian became the Watchmaking Instructor and Certification Coordinator at the American Watchmakers - Clockmakers Institute www.awci.com.

For a period of nearly three years at AWCI, Manuel helped not only with the creation of the refresher courses in modern watch repair as required by the high-end watch industry but also taught many new and existing watchmakers on how to improve their current skills as well as learn new ones.

These short courses are essential to anyone preparing to take the Industry recognized CW21 (21st Century Certified Watchmaker) certification. Any watch repair person wanting to attest to the public at large of their basic level of competence, as well as to the Watchmaking Industry, can do so by being certified by AWCI.

Manuel Yazijian, continues to work closely with the AWCI, the only professional horological (watch & clock) association in North America. He served as its Vice President for two consecutive terms and is a Life Member of the Institute.

In addition, from 2006 through 2009, he served as the president of The Chronometer Club, the largest affiliate chapter of the AWCI.

In late 2007, Manuel Yazijian resigned from his position as full time watchmaking instructor at the AWCI to move closer to family in Southern California where he currently works and resides.

Five day courses created and taught for the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute:

-- BASIC WATCH REPAIR

-- QUARTZ WATCH & QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPHS

-- MECHANICAL CHRONOGRAPH REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT

-- MODERN AUTOMATIC SERVICE 

-- WATCHMAKER'S LATHE I

-- WATCHMAKER'S LATHE II

SUB-COURSES RELATED TO ABOVE TOPICS

-- ETACHRON STYLE HAIRSPRING ADJUSTMENT

-- PRECISION TIMING

-- SECRETS OF ESCAPEMENT OILING

-- GEAR THEORY AND CALCULATIONS

-- SWISS LEVER ESCAPEMENT AND ITS ADJUSTMENTS

-- SHOP ORGANIZATION AND TOOL CARE

-- ETC



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Explaining the properties of the watch escapement, pallet fork and balance wheel. Also, delineating the extreme importance of properly lubricated balance jewels.