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Instructor: Lehr Dircks

Workshop Fee:

NAWCC Member


Non NAWCC Member

$300 + $82 fee


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Contact Pam Tischler at

972-612-0712 or

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FSW Registration cut-off date is 30 days before the first day of class. No exceptions please. 


Course Location:

Grapevine, TX
Sponsoring Chapter: 124
Coordinator: Bill Andrle

Introduction to Basic Pocket Watch Repair:

The American Pocket Watch

This is a pocket watch course for entry-level students wanting to learn the fundamentals of watch repair. It contains hands-on practice in component definition, part handling,disassembly, cleaning, assembly, minor troubleshooting and testing. Most students should have time to work on more than one watch during the four-day session.
Pocket Watch Movement Requirements for F301
IMPORTANT: The only type watch the student can use in this class is a size 16-18, 7-17 jewels, American-made Elgin, Waltham, Illinois or Hamilton operating (it must be running) pocket watch. Some watch movements from these companies were NOT made in America and they are not acceptable for this class. These watch movements can be purchased at NAWCC Regional or Chapter meetings. If you have any questions about the movement for this class you can call your Coordinator, FSW Administrator or your Instructor.


Prerequisite: There is not a prerequisite for this course.


Procedures Covered in F301

  • Pocket Watch Introduction
  • Why Disassemble a Watch?
  • Instructor to Explain Students’ Watches & their Uniqueness
  • Student to Study Their Watch and Understand Operation
  • Remove Movement From The Case
  • Disassemble Hands And Dial
  • Disassemble Dial Train
  • Disassemble Winding Mechanism
  • Remove Spring Barrel Bridge
  • Remove Mainsprings from Spring Barrel
  • Disassemble Watch Bridges and Plates
  • Clean Movement with Old Fashion Spinning Machine
  • Identifying Watch Components
  • Practice Assembly of the Wheels
  • Assemble Spring Into Barrel
  • Assemble Winding and Setting Mechanism
  • Oiling Watch Escapement
  • Review other Procedures not Taught in F301



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