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Jeweling 101

Jeweling 101

Introduction In the world of watch repair, there are not a lot of points in history when new technology comes along that makes timekeeping more accurate and efficient. One important innovation involves the use of jewels, particularly rubies, in watch movements. Let's...

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Setting an Impulse Jewel Made Easy

Setting an Impulse Jewel Made Easy

Have you located a problem with an Impulse Jewel that needs replacing? In this video, I'll provide you with tips and tricks for installing Impulse jewels perfectly every time. Impulse jewels play a critical role in the escapement. With their precisely crafted shape...

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 Why Do Ultrasonic Cleaners need Surfactants ?

 Why Do Ultrasonic Cleaners need Surfactants ?

So, what is a surfactant? Surfactants are substances that when added to a liquid, reduce its surface tension. Detergents are one type of surfactant, and when they are added to liquids, they increase its spreading and wetting properties. Basically, surfactants make...

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Watch Mainsprings: How to Reduce the Center Coil

Watch Mainsprings: How to Reduce the Center Coil

Today I am going to show you 2 different methods to resize the center coil of a watch mainspring from a that’s too big for your barrel arbor, so you can get a perfect fit every time. https://youtu.be/zQjfgdaDCss Important: When available, we use affiliate...

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7 Watch Repair Tools for Beginners

7 Watch Repair Tools for Beginners

Ok, so you are interested in learning watch repair. What are the 7 watch repair tools you need as a beginner? You can get overwhelmed by all the tools and options available. What do you buy and what do you need right first. You definitely don’t need to spend a lot of...

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How to Shape Tweezers and Screwdrivers for Watchmaking

How to Shape Tweezers and Screwdrivers for Watchmaking

One of the basic skills that's used by watchmakers all the time, is sharpening their tweezers and sharpening their screwdriver blades so they properly fit the screws. In this video I will show you how to do this simple task, making you a better watchmaker. Learning...

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The Keyless Works

The Keyless Works

The Keyless Works in a watch is what controls the manual winding, quick date changing and time setting functions of a watch. Back in the old days pocket watches had to be wound by a "key". The advancement of winding a watch by the stem and crown made the watch...

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How the “Motion Works” Works

How the “Motion Works” Works

Have you ever wondered how a watch keeps time? It’s all thanks to the motion works, which is made up of several components that work together to make sure that the hands turn accurately. In this blog post, we’ll be exploring how these components fit into the puzzle...

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