Becoming a professional watchmaker

This is my calling. I’m so fed up with the automotive industry and have been looking for an out for years. I will become a watchmaker. I have always been fascinated with micro mechanics, I’ve learned I had watch and clock makers in my family, I live close to Lititz, one of the best schools available. I will do this.

It’s not easy though, it has been somewhat of a challenge to find the information( Lititz Watch Technicums website is down, and they have not returned calls or emails 🥺) and I have read some discouraging things, but if the need truly is this great, there must be a way. I am hoping that Lititz returns my inquiries, or that I will find an apprenticeship, or at the very least get my CW21 from AWCI.

I have the support of family, I have spoken with Jason at Roldorf after hearing him on the Grey NATO, I have taken some other steps to better prepare myself as well. One way or another, I will make this happen.

Idk what expecting posting this, but I just needed to vent I guess. I figured some of you hear may get it lol.

I haven’t been this excited and motivated by an idea in a long time, the futures bright.

Edit: Well I just received an email stating Lititz is closing summer of 2025. That is unfortunate.

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It’s a special thing to know what you want and be in the position to go after it. Lots of folks never get the first part. Best of luck on the road ahead 🍻

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Best of luck to you!

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Best of luck! I dream of being a watchmaker myself, looking forward to following you on your journey!

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Good luck!

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Good luck!!

I like your plan and hope all goes well.Keep us posted.

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Best of Luck!! And follow your dreams!! 🍻

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Best of luck! Let us know of your progress!

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Rooting for you! Good luck & God bless!

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I’ll definitely be making more posts about this process to help others who are feeling discouraged and looking to do the same.

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Best wishes! 👍

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As a lover of watches and someone who wants to see them thrive and continue for generations to come, we need more people like you in the world! Good luck and best wishes!