Level 1: Getting Started

In by Mark Lovick

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Welcome to the first course in our watch repair study series. Everybody has to start somewhere and this course does just that. It covers the absolute basics.

This course covers the tools and consumable products you will need before going into the anatomy of a basic mechanical watch movement and how it functions.

Get Started Here!

You are not yet enrolled on any course. The Watch Repair Course is a project developed by Mark Lovick with the support of many Patrons in order to provide an accessible entry into the field of watch repair for anybody with an Internet connection and a desire to learn.

41 Videos

This course contains 41 High Definition videos to demonstrate the lesson content.

Full Text

All video content is transcribed and illustrated for you to download and keep.


When you have gone through the course and quizes you will receive a certificate of completion.

What will you learn?
  • Creating an optimal work environment
  • The essential tools you will need to get started
  • What oils and consumable products you will need
  • The different kinds of watch cases and how to deal with them
  • The basic watch movement and identifying all of it’s components
  • Requirements

    There are no pre-requisites to taking this course. This course covers all the basics from the ground up.

  • Description

    Wether you are a hobbyist, a watch collector or would like to pursue watch repair as a potential career, you have to start somewhere.

    This course assumes that you do not have any prior knowledge or experience in watch repair and covers everything from different watch case types, including straps, glasses, watch backs and how to open them, the tools you will need and how to use them and breaks down the basic mechanical watch movement, explains all the components and what they do, and finally goes through all the individual watch parts to help you identify them.

  • Target Audience

    Anybody who is interested in watch repair as a hobby or a potential career will truly benefit from the foundations this course provides.

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