Sam Cannan

Sam Cannan as Watchmaking Instructor, brings over 40 years of experience in the field of horology.

Sam’s bio includes:

  • Master Watchmaker with numerous Swiss and American horological training certificates
  • Former Director of the NAWCC School of Horology
  • Director of Watch Services for high end jewelry store with 9 locations
  • A consultant in the field of Horology
  • New Business venture as owner and key employee of Internet Watch Service Provider
    and supervised service department for high end watch restoration and repair
  • Certificate in Organizational Development,  Cornell University
  • BA Degree, Chesapeake College

The most important thing that Sam brings is his passion and love of the art of watchmaking,
with a unique ability to convey that passion to his students.


Joey Tucker
as Watchmaking Instructor, is a Graduate of the Veterans Watchmaking Initiative. He has 3 years of experience repairing watches and holds an OWME certificate from Omega. Joey is fully capable of making any repair to mechanical or quartz watches. He is also trained in Laser Welding.

His goal as an instructor is to impart his knowledge and admiration of the intricate engineering that goes into every watch.

Joey served in the Us Navy as an Electronics Technician aboard Submarines on the Western Coast of the United States.

VWI Past Instructors

Rick Aubin was a 1972 graduate of the Bulova School of Watchmaking with

a Certificate signed by Omar Bradley (Chairman of the Board).  Rick retired from VWI.


Don Morton was a graduate of VWI and was a Watchmaking Instructor. He served our Country

as SSgt in the US Air Force.  Don resigned from VWI to start his own watch repair business.