Service and Correcting Faults in an Automatic Watch


1. Qualification details

Qualification name Diploma in Clock and Watch Servicing
Qualification level Level 3
Awarding organisation Excellence, Achievement & Learning Limited
Course type Part of a full-time program
Course start date 18 November 2019
Price £750.00
Additional price description Optional accommodation at additional cost
Attendance pattern Day/Block release

2. Course description

This five-day course is for professional watchmakers who want to develop their skills for servicing automatic watches. It is also useful if you want to improve your skills for mechanical watches. You need to have basic watchmaking skills and you should have attended the Basic Mechanical Watch course. You learn how to service mechanical and automatic day date watches. You look at the use and care of tools, removal of cases, dial and hands, and disassembly of automatic and date work. This is followed by disassembly of balance and escapement, checking gear train, escapements and balance, identifying faults with automatic watches, and removal of mainspring. After that you work on lubrication and fitting of mainspring, re-assembly, checking of gear train, centre seconds, friction springs and tension, lubrication of gear train and escapement, shock proof setting, and checking of friction of cannon pinion. Then come balance spring adjustment, curb pin error, and the use of timing machines. Finally, you review lubrication and assembly of the date mechanism, fitting of dial and hands, re-casing and final testing. This course also prepares you for the Chronographs course. Cost:£750.00

3. Entry requirements

Completion of Service & Repair of Manual Winding Watches course required before attending this course.

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

Not available

6. Venue

7. Other dates and venues

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