Level 1: Getting Started
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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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  1. By Ed Klaassen Ed Klaassen on July 27, 2018
    I have been seaching and waiting for a course like this for a long time, i'm very very happy with this course.
  2. By Jeff Trish pogo3d on October 1, 2017
    If you enjoy watching his youtube videos, and truly want to learn the proper way to work on watch movements...
  3. By Andre Kowalczyk Andre Kowalczyk on March 3, 2018
    Mark's presentation of material is detailed and easy to follow. I highly recommend.
  4. By Carlo Tacchetti Carlo Tacchetti on September 29, 2017
    As a beginner I found extremely useful this part of the course. Nomenclature and basic concepts on each part function related to shape and position is fundamental. Mark has an easy and clear approach to these concepts
  5. By Christopher Newman chrisnewman on April 5, 2018
    I'm very much in the beginning stage, but Mark explains things in a simple and easy to understand manner. The videos are good quality and allow you to see a good level of detail.
  6. By Tony Foster Tony Foster on January 4, 2018
    Well, I started off with love of pre 1980 mechanical watches. Then I saw some of Marks videos on Youtube and my desire drove to possible maintenance and repair.
    I've now completed Level 1 of his Watch Repair Course and really enjoyed it, now in a dash for Level 2/3.
    If you have a passion for mechanical watches and haven't done his Level 1, your missing a lot!
  7. By Ahmed Alowais Salem Rashid on September 10, 2018

    Thanks for these tutorials and tips

  8. By Philip Orrow MechPhil on September 21, 2017
    I am yet to finish my level 1 but am very impressed with the layout of the course and how easy it is to follow its simple to leave and go back too just where you left off or repeat a lesson,in my opinion all the sections are very well scripted by Mark
    Thanks Phil
  9. By Xiaohan Zhang Xiaohan Zhang on March 4, 2018
    It helped alot
  10. By Mike Raymond Mike Raymond on October 3, 2017
    The course style works OK, the videos clearly inform the student about each topic , the video is supplemented with a PDF text overview and there is very useful descriptive dialogue with diagrams with each presentation. The whole thing is pulled together with an assessment at the end with a pass mark which certainly focuses the mind whilst watching.

    Enjoyed it, learned a lot.