Metal Engraving
Setting and Engraving on a Watch

Dive into the art of watch customization with our 5-day Watch Engraving & Stone-Setting Course! Students will gain practical experience setting stones and engraving intricate patterns on a stainless-steel watch case and band links. Learn how to properly secure watch parts, prepare metal surfaces, create proper and consistent layouts, and customize tools for efficient work on hard materials. This course offers a unique opportunity to transform ordinary watches into personalized masterpieces. Don't miss this chance to enhance your skills and add a personal touch to timepieces.

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Course Info

Ben Bentvelzen
2024 Date(s)
Metal Engraving
Jewelry & Stone Setting
Skill Level
Advanced Intermediate
Enrollment Type
Open, see prerequisites


  • Correct setup of GRS equipment
  • Graver sharpening, theory, and geometry
  • Specialty tool creation
  • Bur overview and uses, navigating choices for harder metals
  • Discussion of watch prep for stone setting and engraving
  • Surface preparation for engraving and stone setting
  • Proper use of work holding fixtures
  • Layout techniques for round stones and engraving
  • Setting stones around watch bezel and in pave for links (2.5mm and smaller)
  • Bright cut engraving a geometric pattern on links

Class Project(s)

40 mm 316L solid stainless-steel watch case and a 20 mm 316L stainless-steel watch band


Completion of a GRS Basic Course or instructor approval is required, as well as experience in stone setting and engraving using pneumatic tools.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

We reserve your seat upon receipt of course deposit. To transfer or cancel your reservation, notify GRS at least 30 days before the class start date to transfer deposit or receive a refund, less $50. Deposits are not transferrable or refundable less than 30 days before the course start date. If you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to call us! We would be glad to help you. Call 800-835-3519, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

Please note: Course information subject to change without notice. Example images may not show exact techniques, methods, designs, etc., taught or demonstrated in course.

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