WATCH 180: Basic Watch Servicing
February 28, 2022 @ 8:00 am - March 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0$1095
The purpose of this course is to teach the student the basics of a modern mechanical watch with some complication, such as a calendar or another feature. The size of the movements used will be smaller than those used in the Introduction class and the 21st Century class. They will consist of both new and older regulation technologies. Some of the major focus points will be on oiling with precision, timing analysis, troubleshooting and calendar lubrication and assembly. This class will include common repairs such as fitting a stem and crown, measuring, crystal fitting of simple round crystal and waterproof testing of the watch using the latest testing equipment.
Prerequisites: at least one of the following classes:
Introduction to Watch Repair
21st Century Watchmaking
The student will learn about:
- The definitions and a brief history of the mechanical chronograph and its various components
- The study of the basic features and functions
- The functioning and special care of the calendar system
- The Systematic approach of disassembly & problem diagnosis.
- Modern assembly procedures
- Modern oiling procedures
- ETACHRON and the Swiss Gate adjusting procedures
- Timing & Adjustments
- Fitting a stem and crown
- Measuring and fitting a round crystal and crystal gasket
- Water testing the case.
- This is a full hands-on course
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 866-367-2924 extension 303.
Essential materials for the student to bring
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.
| Basic Watch Repair II
|1. Barrel Arbor Holder size 1.00 mm||30610 Diam. 1.00|
|2. Barrel closing tool|
|3. Bench block|
|4. Buff stick leather 6.0 mm wide with plexi-cover # 4056-6||1282-D 4056-6|
|5. Casing cushion||5394|
|6. Cloth (lint-free) Selvyt or Micro-fiber|
|7. Dust-blower (rubber)||5733|
|8. ETACHRON regulator adjusting tool|
|9. Knife to sharpen pegwood|
|10. Hand or flat File with handle cut # 4 6 inches long x 3/4 inch wide Grobet||311.148 Casker|
|11. Hand removers or Levers|
|12. Loupe 4X or 5X|
|13. Loupe 10X or higher for inspection of oiling and cap jewels|
|14. Dial side movement holder for 11 ½ ligne round|
|15. Movement holder (Slick/Bergeon/Horotec) (large)||4040|
|16. Oilers (plastic handle, spade tipped) small sizes Bergeon only||7013 or 30102|
|17. Oil cups, die-cast alloy, 4 separate cups (or more)||30180-A|
|18. Oiler (automatic No. 1A) (optional)||2718-1A|
|19. Plexi-stick (clear style preferred)||6436|
|20. Rodico or Rub-off||Rodico # 7033|
|21. Screwdrivers, with stand (Bergeon, Horotec, Vaucher, etc.)|
|22. Sliding pin vise|
|23. Tweezers, brass, bronze or nickel|
|24. Tweezers, antimagnetic, No. 5||6671-5|
|25. Tweezers, antimagnetic, No. 3||6671-3|
|26. Tweezers for hands, type F (Fontax or Horotec) polished steel tips Horotec 12.301-F1 or 12.302-F1|