How to watch repair

How to watch repair

7 Jewel watch

Cleaning a watch


Escapement adjusting

Escapement corrections

Fitting jewels to pivots

Fitting watch balance staff

Hairsprings on watches

Hairspring leveling watch

How to demagnetize a watch

How to time a watch

Oiling a watch

Poisen the watch balance

Staking staff

Slow watch

Tools watch repair

Truing the watch balance

Vibrate the watch hairspring

Watch assembly

Watch balance assembly

Watch balance equilibrium

Watch burnisher

Watch problems

Watch stops working

Watch train

The purpose of this watch repair info is two-fold. First, to prepare you to make money as a practical watch and clock craftsman. Second, to give you a basic training in horological instruments as a preparation for the study of naval and aviation instruments, and other precision scientific instrument work. Opportunities in this field are almost limitless for one aggressive enough to go after them.

You can start earning spare-time money almost at once

It is usually possible to start making money almost at once white you are learning. Spare-time work in your own home takes very little capital. Only the cost of your working equipment. And besides the income it brings it also helps you master the trade faster than would otherwise be possible.

Progressive steps upward as you are financially able are rather easy, as the main asset of a watchmaker is always his knowledge. Many rich jewelers started with a small space in a front window rented from another concern. Age or physical condition has little to do with your rate of progress if you are determined to make a success of yourself.

Small beginnings common in watchmaking trade

You can start as small as you like. Doing home-work on your own or take-out work in your own home for established watch and clock concerns. You might prefer a free-lance type of work where you are free to move about as you like rather than establishing a business of your own. In either case, your knowledge of practical watch repairing is a valuable asset you carry around with yourself. An asset no one can take from you.

It is a vocation you can get into with the assurance that its importance is increasing each year. And you have a lifetime trade in which real experts are not generally discarded as soon as a younger man with more muscle applies for a job.

You learn thoroughly and quickly

This info offers you a thorough, systematic training in far less time than the apprenticeship method. If you have normal intelligence, ambition and the drive of most self-educated men you'll make the grade. A young man who spends 5 years of his life sweeping floors and polishing doorknobs in a jewelry shop to learn watch repairing pays too high a price. The kind of fellow who is going to get ahead anyway.

He can travel much faster by a wise use of his time through selfstudy. This method of learning develops initiative, self-reliance and those other qualities that are characteristic of successful men. It is of utmost importance that you get into the habit of making your opportunities rather than waiting for them.

Enormous opportunities for horology-trained men

The technical aspects of horology are so vitally essential to today's world that this knowledge is excellent basic training for any mechanically minded young man. Your knowledge of watchmaking can give you a fine start in many other professions doing precision work. Lens and shutter work on cameras, for instance, radio dial work, aircraft instruments, pressure gauges, etc.
In fields not so closely connected with watchmaking you will be able to use your knack of handling small parts, tools and appliances. You can use your knowledge of mechanical principles, of gears, etc.

Enjoyable, profitable lifetime trade

But most important and of immediate concern, apply yourself and this course will teach you the practical art and science of repairing watches and clocks. You will enjoy it immensely, as a profession, as a hobby, as a basic technical training.