LEVEL 2 – Maintenance Servicing
Here is a full summary of all the modules and lessons found in Level 2 of this course, Maintenance Servicing of the basic mechanical watch. All the images you find below, and on this whole web page are actual screen shots from the lesson videos. Once you have gained access to the course level, you will have access to it for as long as you need – there are no time limits. This will allow you to go over and review all the course content as many times as you like, even after you have completed the course.
What you will learn…
Level 2 of this course builds upon the foundations set in level 1. In particular you will gain a greater understanding of the anatomy of the watch movement as we strip the basic mechanical watch to pieces, clean the components, check for wear or damage, re-assemble, lubricate and re-calibrate.
How to safely strip a watch movement to pieces – and re-assemble it
This level contains all the information you need, from providing a guideline procedure for dismantling the movement, to choosing the correct lubricant for the various friction points as you re-assemble it. And most importantly,
how to regulate and test the watch once re-assembled and lubricated in order to get the best performance out of the watch.
c2.1 Stripping Down The Movement
There are no specific rules to the order a watch is stripped to pieces. However, it is important to know that the potential to cause damage is greater unless you follow a basic guideline.
c2.2 Inspecting The Watch Parts
Now that you have stripped the movement down it is highly recommended that you inspect each part individually.
Watches are designed to run for a very long time, sometimes many years, without the need for service. However, some watch owners will tend to have an “if its’s not broken then it doesn’t need repair” attitude towards their timepiece.
c2.3 Cleaning Techniques
Once the movement has been taken to pieces and you have inspected all the parts, its now time to proceed with cleaning those parts.
There are various methods to cleaning watch movement components which may result in differing levels of cleanliness. In fact, in ideal circumstances and for optimal performance of the movement once it is re-assembled and lubricated, the goal is to clean the movement to a clinical level.
c2.4 Lubrication And Re-Assembly
Now we shall look at lubrication and the re-assembly of the basic mechanical watch movement. You may observe that I have not separated these two subjects, this is because the lubrication and re-assembly of a watch movement, for the most part, will go hand in hand.
c2.5 Testing & Timing
With the watch movement fully assembled and running, it is now time to test it’s operation and regulate it’s timekeeping.
If there are any issues with the watch movement then these issues will be identified during the testing stage and so it is very important not to skip this step.
GET INSTANT ACCESS
Enrol today and get instant access to all the course high definition videos, along with the transcripts and assessment.
When you have completed this course and achieved a passing grade in the assessment you will receive a certificate of completion as well as 30% discount on the next level which will be launched in December 2017.