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Watch 155: Fundamentals on Quartz Watches

September 14 @ 8:00 am - September 18 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4

$1095
Quartz Movement

Join us for this New class which will focus on technician level quartz troubleshooting, diagnostics and service.  This class will work with you in preparation for our new quartz Technician certification.  In this hands on class we will work to identify movements by brand, dimensions and features for quartz watches.  Multiple pieces of timing equipment will be used to diagnose and test quartz movements.  Testing parameters and quality control measures will be covered in this class.  

 

Cost: $1095 for AWCI members $1245 for non-members

Class Schedule: 5 days, Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Feel free to contact our education director Jason Champion with any questions at education@awci.com or at 866-367-2924 extension 303.

AMERICAN WATCHMAKERS & CLOCKMAKERS INSTITUTE

HARRISON, OHIO

 

 

Watch 155: Fundamentals on Quartz Watches

(Preparatory course for Quartz Technician exam)

 

  • The purpose of this course is to teach the student the fundamentals of modern quartz watch troubleshooting, diagnostics and service. The student will learn how to perform the various important electronic tests e.g. current consumption, coil resistance, lower working voltage, fault finding etc.

 

  • Prerequisites:
    • Some basic understanding in electronic watch functions,
    • Knowledge of watch terminology.
    • Ownership of the book The Theory of Horology is essential. Must read, chapter 15 of The Theory of Horology, prior to attending the course.
    • It would be of extreme benefit for the student to be familiar with some watch theory and also previous experience in watch repair.

 

  • Watch calibers covered include: Ronda 715, ETA 955.xxx and F06.xxx

 

  • Length of course: Monday-Thursday 8am -5pm Friday 8am – 3pm

 

  • Objectives: At the completion of this class you have:
  • A basic understanding of the history of quartz watches
  • Working knowledge of all the quartz components in detail and their purpose
  • Techniques for testing and measuring points for analog quartz watches
  • The ability to troubleshoot and diagnose quartz movement utilizing modern quartz analyzers
  • Identify and procure movements for the purpose of movement exchange
  • Remove and install dial, hands, and case movements

 

  • Basic Schedule
    • Monday
  • Learn basic history of quartz watches
  • Learn manufactures of quartz watches
  • Identify components associated with quartz watches
  • Tuesday
  • Continued communication on quartz components
  • Introduction to quartz testing equipment
  • Testing quartz watches
  • Wednesday
  • Continued testing and troubleshooting
  • Thursday
  • Dialing and casing
  • Stem cutting and fitting
  • Continued practice with movements
  • Friday
  • Movement swapping and fitting to case including dials and hands
  • Essential materials for the student to bring

 

  For all AWCI courses, AWCI will provide cleaning machines and solutions. Hand-tools should be provided by the student. Ownership of quality hand tools is an expectation of a Professional Watchmaker. The brand name Bergeon mentioned below is used to help you identify the tools from the most popular tool catalogs; you are welcome to choose a brand of your choice, as long as it is of equal or better quality. 

 

  Check with your supplier for the recommended hand tools or their equivalents.

Watch 155: Quartz Fundamentals

TOOL LIST

 

Description

Bergeon

  1. Buff stick leather 6.0 mm wide with plexi-cover # 4056-6

1282-D      4056-6

  1. Casing cushion

5394

  1. Cloth (lint-free) Selvyt or Micro-fiber

 

  1. Dial plastic protection

6938

  1. Dust-blower (rubber)

5733

  1. File, Hand style  6″ long  #2 cut  or   # 4cut with file hand OR stone below

 

  1. India Stone

 

  1. Finger cots

 

  1. Hands fitting tool  (hand press or manual pushers)

7404

  1. Knife with case opener

6403

  1. Lever for hands  (2.5 – 5.0 mm in width or similar)

30018

  1. Loupe 4x or 5x

 

  1. Loupe 10x for inspection purposes

 

  1. Movement holder – dial side with center support for hand installation

1996 / 1112

  1. Movement holder  (Slick/Bergeon/Horotec) (large)

4040

  1. Oilers (plastic handle, spade tipped)  small sizes   Bergeon only   (7013 preferred)

7013 or 30102

  1. Oil cups, die-cast alloy, 4 separate cups (or more)

30180-A

  1. Pithwood (circular wheels)

 

  1. Pithwood sticks  (assorted sizes)

 

  1. Plexi-stick  (clear style only)

6436

  1. Presto tool No 1   (for removing hands)    (polish the outer jaw surfaces to a mirror sheen)

30636-1

  1. Rodico or Rub-off

Rodico # 7033

  1. Screwdrivers, with stand, e.g. Bergeon, Horotec, Vaucher, etc.

 

  1. Stem cutting pliers   (end cutter type preferred)

 

  1. Tweezers, brass or bronze

1064AM

  1. Tweezers, antimagnetic, No. 3 

6671-3

  1. Tweezers for hands,  type F    (Fontax or Horotec)     polished steel tips                   Horotec 12.301-F1 or 12.302-F1

 

 

Details

Start:
September 14 @ 8:00 am UTC-4
End:
September 18 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
Cost:
$1095
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AWCI
Phone:
513-367-9800
Email:
education@awci.com
Website:
www.awci.com

Venue

AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Phone:
513-367-9800
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American Watchmakers – Clockmakers Institute

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