Each lesson will be presented by Mark Lovick, the founder and writer of this Watch Repair Course. Mark has been repairing watches since 1988.
For as long as I can remember, I have always enjoyed taking things apart, trying to work out how they work and then attempting to put them back together again, sometimes with success — other times, frustratingly, with not so much success.Mark Lovick
This course starts from the ground up. You will learn the absolute basics and gradually be moved on to more technical subjects. The first course ‘The Basics’ will cover just that.
Once you have completed the basic level, you will receive a certificate of completion and you will have the opportunity to progress.
With the first level of this course you will have a full understanding of how a watch is constructed and works, the tools and products required and an optimal working environment.
The next level course will introduce you to working with your tools in order to strip down and re-assemble a basic mechanical watch.
For each level of the course you will complete an assessment of the knowledge you have gained throughout the lessons.
Once you have achieved a passing grade of 80% or more, you will be presented with a certificate of completion which you can download, print and keep.
With this unique watch repair course, you will be able to learn the craft at your own pace, in the comfort of your home. All lessons are crystal clear. Great care and attention has been put into the production of the videos in regards to focus and clarity. This has been made possible by the investment of high quality camera equipment.
Mark Lovick has been producing and publishing high quality watch repair video content on YouTube for several years and gained quite a bit of experience in making clear and concise points, illustrated with the high definition macro photography.
What you will learn…
You will be learning watch repair from the ground up. We shall start by discussing your optimal working environment, then proceed to talk about some of the tools and equipment you will be using, giving you clear demonstrations on how to use them.
Everything you need to know in order to get started
We will then discuss some of the consumable products you will need such as oils and greases. You will then learn about the different types of watch cases, glasses, crowns, pushers, straps. Finally we will concentrate on the anatomy of the watch movement, and the different components. You will be shown how to identify watch parts and calibers of movement.
Each level of this course gives you access not just to the lesson videos, but also the full illustrated transcript of each lesson in PDF format allowing you to review what you have seen. And in order to help you commit to memory what you have learnt in the lessons, you will be assessed in the form of an interactive quiz.
Finally, you will receive a certificate of completion for each level of the course once you have achieved a passing grade in the assessment.
This course level provides you with the foundational knowledge, including identifying watch parts and calibers, which is essential in order to progress to further levels in this course.
This course level allows you to use the knowledge gained in level 1 to perform a maintenance service on a mechanical watch. Demonstrating a guideline procedure for stripping a watch to pieces and re-assembly.
This course level introduces watches with complications such as Calendar and Chronograph mechanisms. It will also introduce you to some advanced techniques such as balance poising and jewel fitting.
LEVEL 1 – The Basics
Here is a full summary of all the modules and lessons found in Level 1 of this course, The Basics. 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.
C1.1 Work Environment
It is important to be in a quiet and stress free environment when working on watches. You can potentially be working for many hours on a project and so being comfortable and maintaining a healthy working position is absolutely essential to your well being and also to your productivity.
c1.2 Essential Tools
There are so many different tools designed for different aspects of watch repairing, it would be difficult to go through them all. Some are essential from the start and others you can acquire as you progress.
c1.3 Consumable Products
As well as your tools you will need to have on hand a number of products to aid you in effective watch cleaning and repair.
In fact, there are some products which are easily available and you may even have on hand. Whilst others are rather specialised to the horology trade.
c1.4 The Watch Case
A watch, whilst being a scientific instrument serving an important purpose in our day to day lives, would also be considered a piece of jewellery or even a fashion accessory.
For some, it is more important for the watch to be a reliable and accurate timepiece and for others the style and design is the primary concern when choosing a watch.
c1.5 The Watch Movement
Now that we have covered the basic requirements to get started in watch repair, lets go on to discuss the watch movement itself.
Inside the watch case you will find the movement. The mechanical watch movement is a mechanism which has a set of connected components engineered in order to ultimately present the time in as accurate a manner as possible.
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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 August 2017.