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Vasil Ivanov Valchanov

Basic information

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Work history

01/1999 – 01/2000
Watchmaker with 72 years experience , Plovdiv , Bulgaria

Apprentice of an old ,hereditary watchmaker master with 72 years experience -Аgop Hugasqn.

01/1998 – 01/1999
Watchmaker Nasko Atanasov , Plovdiv , Bulgaria

Apprentice of an experienced- with 30 years work experience watchmaker,specialised in repairing quartz and digital watches.

01/1997 – 01/1998
Hereditary Watchmaker-Hristo Shopov , Peshtera , Bulgaria

Apprenticeship in fine arts of jewelry and watchmaking. My master was from old watchmakers family with 67years work experience.

04/2000 – 04/2012
Swiss and Japanese Watches Service , Pazardzik , Bulgaria

I was responsible for all phases of watch repair including but not limited to: Basic service, repair of high grade wristwatches ( Tissot, Candino, Raymond Weil,Certina,Atlantic,Longiness. Omega Sitizen , Seiko,Orient, ,Rolex, Tag Heuer,Zenit,Festina,Breitling,Rotary,Bulova Accutron, etc.),overhaul for all kind of movements and timepieces- in this number automatic chronograph movements,pocket watches ,table watches,wall clocks ;refinishing of cases and bracelets; all aspects of timing including static and dynamic poising,pressure-testing and sealing for waterproof watches;restoration of exterior damages and inner parts;glass replacement and manufacture of special size and forms with glass-working machines or by hand; parts and supply ordering and accounting duties; all customer contacts regarding estimating, progress within repair and completed projects.


07/2012 – Present
British Horological Institute , London
Level of Education: Training / Certification, Finished: No
09/1994 – 05/1998
School of Farming , Peshtera,Bulgaria
Level of Education: Graduate School, Finished: Yes

Languages and skills

Computer skills


My teachers were old professionals with many years experience and they showed me many niceties and secrets in the craft mastery,which only the master with many years experience discover.After I start working alone I improved and developed my skills and this profession in a certain moment became integral part of my life and my Love.

Experienced in work with clients.Solid work ethic. Enjoy a fast-paced environment and team work. Able to plan work and reach deadlines.Strict professional approach to the work. Precision, exactness, clearness in execution of my duties. Able to work very good with metal-working and glass-working machines. Possess rare talent of very fast mastery of new technique and technical abilities.Clean and valid driving license.