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.
Recent Reviews on Level 3
Fantastic course really in depth. highly recommend. cant wait for level 4
In this course, Mark presents what appears to be a very sensible approach to fault finding, including a pre-service screening protocol. He does this in a clear and organized way, with the help of excellent video material, showing the smallest details. I have serviced a couple of movement after finishing the course, and I have noticed that I am now a lot more observant, inspecting and testing things to a larger degree.
Much of the course is devoted to theory lessons, with explanations of the mechanics of the different parts of a basic mechanical movement, not least the escapement. This is of course very import knowledge when fault finding, but If you already know the details of how a watch works you may find this information to be a bit superfluous.
All in all, I am very satisfied with this course and I’m looking forward to level 4.
I thoroughly enjoyed all 3 levels of this excellent course. I have only ever "dabbled"in watch repair and have no formal training but for years have wanted to extend my knowledge and gain some more understanding and confidence. This course is absolutely fantastic and I can't thank Mark enough for the enormous effort it must have taken to compile it. I will no doubt go through it from start to finish again to consolidate theory whilst I engage in some practical. I have found the Watch Repair Talk forum and it is also an incredible resource. I can not recommend this course enough. It is VERY thoughtfully laid out and covers so many of the areas I needed to understand in very comprehensive ways that are easy to absorb.
I will need to review this course as a resource. So much great information that one session is not enough. I'll put it on loupe..haha.
I have been a watched tinkerer for about two years and decided to learn how to do more. Enrolled in the course and have completed all of one and I am midway through the second course. It is absolutely amazing amount of information that Mark is able to pass along in these videos. I had my doubts, and they are totally dispelled. I am actually excited about spending hours at the monitor learning from Mark.
I personally think this Level 3 course is really worth it. I appreciate the different topics covered and then having the possibility to test my knowledge in the quiz section.
I would like to see maybe more questions in the quiz and also to be able to see what were the correct answers (if I make a mistake).
Thanks for the feedback :)Whilst we can't let you know the correct answers as this would negate the fact that it's an assessment, you can review your answers and see where you may have gone wrong. Details here: https://www.watchrepairlessons.com/ufaqs/how-can-i-review-my-answers/
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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