ETA SA: Advanced Training in Latest Watch Technology

April 2006

Grenchen (Switzerland), December 2005 – ETA SA, a Swatch Group Company, has been offering watchmaking courses to its customers and the professional organizations of the industry for over 40 years. These courses, designed with both specialists as well as sales and administrative personnel of the watch industry in mind, are adapted every year to include new teaching technologies as well as new mechanical and quartz movements placed on the market by ETA SA.
Since the end of this year, a new look has characterized ETA SA’s Training Centre for the customers. All training rooms have benefited from an aesthetical as well as technical modernization. Special attention has been dedicated to the latter point, since the courses taught by our instructors are supported by an IT concept specially developed for watchmaker training. This concept is used in the theoretical as well as the practical part. LCD screens on every workbench enable the participants to follow the steps demonstrated by the instructor without taking their eyes from the workbench. Moreover, the multimedia system also allows to visualize the [email protected] Training-CD-ROMs.
From the beginning of 2006, ETA SA’s new advanced training programme, based on the expansion and upgrading of the horological knowledge regarding its products, will be available (see also The courses are taught in French, German, English, Italian, and Spanish. Courses in Portuguese, Greek, and all Scandinavian languages are also offered by instructors abroad.
For the year 2006, the course programme of ETA SA will be the following:

- Basic and improvement course on quartz movements and autoquartz products (A1) for watchmakers and

- Update on new ETA products (A2) for watchmakers and repairers.

- Specialization course on mechanical chronographs (A3).

- Specialization course on quartz chronographs (A4).

- Individualized course for technical, administration and sales personnel (A5).

- Refresher course (A7) on mechanical watches, excluding chronographs.

- Technical training seminar (knowledge of mechanical and quartz products) for administrative and sales personnel