Watchmaker Courses

Why My Course is Different 

Embarking on a Watchmaking Journey

When I initially ventured into creating Watch Repair Tutorials on YouTube, I was unaware of the substantial disparity between the information essential for novice watchmakers and what was readily accessible online.

The primary challenge faced by amateur watchmakers, in contrast to students enrolled in watchmaking schools, is the absence of a mentor to guide them through the intricacies of watch service and repair, helping them surpass their current level of understanding.

This watchmaking course isn’t something you can master within a few months. It demands time and dedication to absorb and implement the knowledge gained. Consider this analogy: a typical student in a watchmaking school spends approximately two years, spanning eight semesters, dedicating eight hours per day, five days a week, totaling about 5,120 hours.

With my watchmaking course, you gain a Lifetime Membership granting access to all existing courses and future additions to the curriculum. Each month, you’ll receive at least one lesson, accompanied by quizzes to assess your comprehension. As your proficiency grows, so does the complexity of the subject matter.

My aim is for you to be adequately prepared to pursue a watchmaking certification by the end of two years, should you wish to do so.

During the course development phase, I’m offering early access at a significantly reduced rate. Once all 20 lessons are uploaded, the cost at that time will be $499 for the Journeyman course and $459 for the Apprentice course.

At the current price, you’re investing in the nine lessons already uploaded. Upon enrollment, you’ll never incur any additional charges.

 

 

 

Subjects Being Covered

Introduction to Horology
  • Motive force 
  • Force and torque
  • Spring-driven watches
  • The mainspring
  • Terminology Review
  • The Going Train
  • The Motion Works
Oiling & Pivots/ The Oscillator/Fault Finding Principles
  • Oiling Properties
  • Pivot Types
  • Pivot Sizing
  • Pivot Holes
  • Oil Sinks
  • End & Side Shake
  • Pivot Defects
  • Pivot Hole Defects
Cases
    • 1,2 and 3 Piece Cases
    • Case Rings
    • Case Back types
    • Opening case backs
    • Opening pocket watches
    • Split Stems
    • Case Materials
    • Hallmarking
    Hands, Dials & Water Protection
    • Water Protection Standards
    • Vulnerable points
    • Water Resistence Testing
    Watch Crystals

    Removal & Installation of:

    • Compression Fit Cystals
    • Armored Crystals
    • Mineral Crystals
    • Sapphire Crystals
    • Fancy Crystals
    • Crystal Gaskets
    • Crystal Resources

     

    Servicing Mechanical Movements
    • Service of ST36
    • Inspection process

     

    Quartz Movement Service
    • Troubleshooting Workflow
    • Watch batteries and capacitors
    • The quartz watch circuit
    • The quartz watch train
    • The motion work in a quartz watch
    • Keyless mechanism in a quartz watch
    • The date change mechanism in a quartz watch
    • The liquid crystal display (LCD)
    • Tests for quartz watches
    • Basic electrical theory
    • Stepper motors
    • The quartz crystal oscillator
    • Servicing a quartz watch – Part 1
    • Servicing a quartz watch – Part 2
    • Servicing a quartz watch – Part 3
    • Testing quartz analogue movements
    • What you can achieve with a multimeter and a few electronic components
    Using a Jeweling Set
    • How to identify & order Jewels
    • Using a Jeweling Tool
    • Making fine adjustments
    • Using the jeweling tool to improve the running of the movement
    • Shockproof (resilient) settings
    • Replacing Shock Springs
    • Using the jeweling tool to improve the running of the movement
    • Reaming jewel holes

     

    The Timing Machine

     

    • Timing Machine Basics
    • Analyzing Timing Data
    • Finding Low Amplitude Faults
    The Escapement
    • Inspecting & Correcting
    • Setting up the Escapement
    Pallet Stones
    • Adjusting Pallet Stones
    • Setting up Pallet Stones from Scratch
    The Balance Wheel and Spring
    • The balance and associated parts
    • Timekeeping performance of the balance
    • Repairing damaged hairsprings
    • The Oscillator

     

    Watch Adjustment
    • Adjusting & Regulating 101
    • Regulating The EtaChron System
    • Dynamic Poising
    Cleaning Watch Parts

    How to Clean Watch Parts by Hand

    How to Clean Watch Parts by Machine

    Using a Staking Set #1
    • Roller Tables-Removing and Staking
    • Balance Saff Extractor
    • Closing Pivot Holes
    • Closing Holes in Mainspring Barrels
    • Closing Holes in Watch Hands
    • Closing Hairspring Collets
    • Closing holes in Roller tables
    • Removing & Replacing balance Staffs
    • Replacing Hairsprings
    • Replacing Pallet arbors
    • Removing & Replacing Cylinders
    • Removing & Replacing Cylinder Plugs
    Using a Staking Set #2
    • Tightening Cannon Pinions
    • Removing & Replacing Train Wheels on Pinions
    • Stretching Guard Pins
    • Stretching Pallet Forks
    • Stretching Balance Wheel Arms
    • Stretching Pallet cylinder escape wheel spoke
    • Stretching set levers
    • Riveting Regulator Keys
    • Removing a broken regulator pin
    • Staking banking pins
    • Staking pallet pins
    • Staking steady pins
    • Staking watch hands
    Polishing
    • Polishing Cases & Bracelets
    • Black Polishing
    Servicing the Chronograph
    • Definition of the chronograph and its parts
    • Service and assembling of a simple chronograph with defects and corrections
    • Adjustment of the flyback lever
    • Hour registers
    • Chronographs without column wheels

     

     

    Troubleshooting Scenarios #1
    Troubleshooting Scenarios #2

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    Enroll In the Apprentice or Journeyman Course Today

    For less than the price one watch service, less than trying to fix one pocket watch with no experience and about the same cost as a good pair of screwdrivers, you can gain the knowledge and save yourself from years of mediocre results in watch repair.

    Limited slots available at the current price. Lifetime Membership to your Courses.

     

    Remember, time waits for no one—make it truly yours!

    Lifetime Access

    Apprentice Watchmaker

     

     

    All Access Pass

    All Access Pass

    Studying Horology is a life long pursuit. With my All Access Pass, you pay once and enjoy the added benefit of getting every new lesson, all my resources,  any books and papers I publish as well as all the advanced lessons, FOREVER. Once the first 20 lessons are complete I will be adding on more lessons.

    Once completed this course will be priced at $459

     

    Access to All Current and Future Courses For Life

    Only $239

    • All the lessons in the Apprentice Course
    • Upgrade to Journeyman course when you are ready
    • Access to private Reddit  Sub for questions & Answers
    • All Video using Vimeo Video Player( No Commercials)
    • Once the first 20 Lesson are uploaded the price will $459
    Lifetime Access

    Journeyman Watchmaker

     

     

    All Access Pass

    All Access Pass

     

    Once completed this course will be priced at $499

     

    Access to All Current and Future Courses For Life

    Only $279

    • All the lessons in the Apprentice Course
    • Access to my eBook “The Secrets to Adjusting Watch Rates”
    • The Escapement Inspection Mini-course
    • Access to private Reddit  Sub for questions & Answers
    • All Video using Vimeo Video Player( No Commercials)
    • Once the first 20 Lesson are uploaded the price will $499