The purpose of this course is to teach the student the fundamentals and tolerances associated with mechanical watch repair. The “Standard Operating Procedures” (SOP’s) used in modern watch repair will be discussed and implemented. Verification and analysis of the individual components of the movement will be assessed and corrected.
This class provides the needed knowledge to ensure the correct methodology is being employed. It was designed for:
- The experienced watchmaker who hasn’t updated their skill levels in the past 10 years or longer.
- Highly recommended for those whom have never attended a formal watchmaking school.
This class focuses on using corrected techniques that provide a solid foundation which can be built upon.
- For those planning to take any future classes or Brand Specific Training as it helps develop the necessary skill sets to a better training experience.
Prerequisites: Some basic understanding in manual wind watch function, knowledge of watch terminology, membership with AWCI, ownership of hand tools as per tool list. It would be of extreme benefit for the student to be familiar with some watch theory and also past experience in watch repair. Ownership of the books, The Theory of Horology and The Watch Repairer’s Manual are essential. Must read, pages 33-44 The Theory of Horology, prior to attending the course.
Class Schedule: 5 days, Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.