How to watch repair
7 Jewel watch
Cleaning a watch
Fitting jewels to pivots
How to demagnetize
How to time a watch
Oiling a watch
Poisen the watch
Truing the watch balance
Watch stops working
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
Small beginnings common in
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
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
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
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.