Watch 101: Fundamentals of Watch Repair
Instructor: Mark Smith & Matt Lickey
Watch fundamentals provides a comfortable learning environment to get the interested "horologist" started. The course takes the student through the history, nomenclature, function, and tools and equipment used to restore watches.
The course is designed for the budding collector, or hobbyist who is looking to deepen their understanding of the art, technology, and functionality of watches. The course can be a springboard for further study and training.
Each session is designed around a combination of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on experience to ensure topics are covered in a way to make the student comfortable with the material.
Beginner's course work will include:
- History of time keeping
- Watch nomenclature
- Watch function
- Watch power
- The gear train
- The escapement
- Ordering parts and using used material from old watches
- Inspecting and determining condition
- Watch disassembly, and reassembly
- Timing and testing the watch
Purchase of some hand tools by the student is required and can be in the range of $100 - $400 depending on the quality of tools. Tools are discussed in great detail during the second session. Limited loaner tools are available if the student wants to delay purchasing any for the first few sessions.
Note: Watch 101 is a 3-part series which begins in September and continues for three quarters: Fall, Winter and Spring. It is recommended that students start the series in September vs. coming in during either Winter or Spring quarter. If you have experience that could be considered a substitute please contact the instructor to discuss.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$250.00 per quarter