LEVEL 3- Watch Fault Finding
Here is a full summary of all the modules and lessons found in Level 3 of this course, Watch Fault finding and basic repairs. 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 3 of this course introduces you to watch fault finding within a mechanical watch movement. This level will help you understand how the various components and sections of the watch movement interact with each other. Along with some horological theory, you will be shown practical examples of how to drill down throughout the movement in order to track down issues.
In order to successfully diagnose faults within a watch movement, you need to first understand how it operates
Watch Fault finding is a constant in watch repair. As discussed briefly in level 2, a watch repairer will be continuously inspecting, testing and perhaps even adjusting as he or she proceeds through a watch service. But what if a watch is presented where it has completely stopped? Or is running but at an excessive rate? The watch repairer will need to have a procedure for tracking down the faults and an understanding on how to rectify them.
c3.1 Initial Inspection
When you receive a watch for service or repair, you may be given an indication from the owner of the watch as to the symptoms of the fault. And this information can help you zone in on the cause.
But even if the watch has no noticeable faults and has simply been presented to you for a maintenance service, an initial inspection should be the first priority.
c3.2 Fault Finding Pathway
The process of focusing in on the cause of any fault in a watch movement will depend largely on which kind of fault you are presented with.
The methods for finding the causes of either of these kinds of faults will vary slightly but you can make the process easier by following a basic path whilst inspecting the movement.
c3.3 Testing The Escapement
After performing the initial inspection, if the cause of any faults was not detected then we should proceed with fault finding and we shall start with the balance and escapement.
c3.4 The Train & Power Source
The next step in the fault finding pathway will be to examine the train of wheels and the power source.
c3.5 Keyless and Motion Works
This video lesson introduces the next chapter in level 3 of the Watch Repair Course which discusses the Keyless and Motion works in the context of fault finding.
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