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Our own VINTAGE Watch Repair Course
lessons 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10 plus videos and factory bulletins: For details check link below "Vintage Watchmaker Course"
Yes, you can learn to repair antique and
vintage mechanical watches in your spare time. If you collect
watches, why not do your own repairs, save money, and do it
right!!! If you are mechanically inclined, love mechanisms,
have patience, and will spend the time needed to learn the craft, these
lessons are for you. Great hobby
for retirees!! Instead of paying hundreds of dollars to get an old
watch repaired, do it yourself. Hundreds of satisfied customers!!!
- watchmaker tools, parts, accumulations
Repair Questions, Answers, Tips and Techniques
Glass Pocket Watch
Crystals fitted $15 and up
much is my watch worth?
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on buying Vintage Watches
bands, cells, removing scratches
1 & 2 $19.00
If you are interested in a preview of
email us for a free copy of the first 10 pages of Lesson 1.
SPECIAL LESSONS 1, 2, &3 only
Lesson 1 -
Third UPDATED Edition - Vintage
Mechanical Watch Repair Course by the WatchDoc - NEW course written
describing modern methods, not arcane ones described in courses written
50 - 100 years ago. Designed to teach you how
to repair mechanical movements, pocket and wrist. How to disassemble a wrist movement, inspect, clean, reassemble, and
adjust. Descriptions of hand tools, staking sets, and other tools. Getting started, tools needed to
repair vintage wrist and pocket watches, reference material
needed to identify parts,
nomenclature, systems of measurements used by watchmakers, identifying the
actual movement maker, determining the approximate age of the watch, names and descriptions of various
watch parts, locating hard to find parts, ordering parts, diagnosis of watch
problems illustrating bad and broken parts, how to
remove the wrist or pocket watch from the case, how to adjust watches to keep
time, recognizing quality in mechanical movements, delicate parts that require
extra care such as the hairspring, balance wheel, escapement, and dial, etc.
Tips on diagnosing watch problems before disassembly, which is very
valuable if you are buying an old watch that is not running. Also, tips on how to restore watch dials, both metal and glass enamel. On
CD in Adobe acrobat format.
Over 200 pages
of material including factory repair information from the early 1900's. Also, instructions on how to use an
ultrasonic watch cleaning machine. You
will not find all of this useful information anywhere else at this
price!!! NOTE - since the CD can be copied, no returns please (We
will replace if defective). For description of lesson 2 on 18 size
pocket watches, use link below (postage
$5 foreign or domestic)
Complete set of LESSONS - FOLLOW THIS LINK!
Videos illustrating staff removal using K&D staking set
|Lesson 5 - Balance Wheel Repair-2nd
Edition - all you
need to know to replace vintage watch balance wheel staffs and to repair the balance wheel!!!!
Probably the most information you can find anywhere on American pocket
watch balances with information from old catalogs, factory bulletins,
etc. Loaded with pictures and illustrations plus helpful hints from the
watchdoc gained in over 30 years of restoration of vintage mechanical
watches. Plus, staff measurements and how to modify a slightly
larger staff if an exact staff is no longer available. Also, how
to fit balance jewels and roller jewels. Just
added more videos illustrating staff removal!! Also see YouTube
"Elgin Railroad Watch Balance Repair"
Genuine Old Copy Swigert Illustrated Manual of American Watch Movements!!!
Lesson 6 -
- Repairing US Military Watches WWI though Viet Nam This lesson
of 438 pages contains detailed instructions on repairing US military
watches. It covers the 16 size AN5740 Master Navigation watch (complete repair
manual), the Hamilton model 22 Chronometer Watch (complete repair manual), the
Hamilton/Elgin multi-dial aircraft clock, Seth Thomas Navy clocks parts
catalogs, and timers. In addition, military specifications for various
watches are included as well as specifications of parts for the various military
watches with part numbers. If you ever get any old military watch parts in
the original government packages, you can use this information to determine
exactly what parts you have.
AN 5740 Master Navigation Watch
Model 22 Chronometer Watch
Hamilton/Elgin 5471-1 Aircraft Clock
Seth Thomas Navy Clocks
Appendix A – Parts
Over 400 pages
||Lesson 6: Repairing US Military Watches
WWI through Viet Nam $19.95
Lesson 9, 2nd edition
with 3 video clips
$12.95 Lesson 9 - The Watchmaker’s Staking Set-
Edition now with video clips. This lesson gives you valuable information
on one of the most useful watchmaking tools that every repairman should have. As
an introduction, the history of the staking set is touched on briefly showing
actual pictures of J. G. Hall’s first revolutionary American made staking sets. Then, suggestions for buying a
used staking set are given. The K&D staking set is prominently illustrated
and discussed in detail. K&D was the premier watch repair tool maker in America for over 100
years. This booklet of over 30 fact-filled pages illustrates typical punches and stumps and describes how
used. This tool can
literally be used for hundreds of different watch repair operations!!!($5.00
Lesson 8 $14.95
8 – Wrist and Pocket Watch Case Restoration Tips for the Hobbyist and
Another lesson by the WatchDoc - Case restoration
tips and techniques that can be used by watchmakers and hobbyists to enhance the
appearance of vintage wrist and pocket watches. Many of the techniques described only
require simple tools including files, emery cloth, stones, pliers, hammers,
wooden blocks, etc. The use of new materials is emphasized, not materials that
were only available 50 to 100 years ago. Novel techniques are described
including the making of plastic molds from watch cases to use in dent removal.
Topics include: tools and material needed for case repair, removing a
pocket and wrist watch movements from the case, crystal
replacement and/or restoration for both plastic and glass crystals, fitting
crystals, making crystals, custom fitting plastic crystals to hunting case
watches, removing scratches and dents from wrist and pocket watches, dial
restoration for metal and enamel dials, dial making using an ink jet printer,
making and replacing bows of pocket watches, hunting case pocket watch repair,
hinge repair, repairing case threads of both wrist and pocket watches, plated
and gold filled watch cases, restoring blue steel cases, removing personalized
engravings from cases, watch case sizes, recasing, stem and sleeve adjustments, and much much more.
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any 4 CD's)
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|Lesson 3 includes
Hamilton 992B and 4992B repair instructions
2015 Fall Special !!
Course Lessons 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 plus factory repair bulletins!!
4 CD's - $59.95
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- Repair of 3/4 plate 16 size American Railroad watches with emphasis on
Hamilton 992B and military version 4992B
Section on Patek Philippe
showing disassembly. Over
60 pages of instructions!!! Hamilton 4992B and 992B repair manual plus
Hamilton repair notes included.
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