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Instructor: Tony Paster

Workshop Fee:
NAWCC Member

$495 Early Bird (before 9/29/2014)

$545 Regular

Non Member

$535 Early Bird (before 9/29/2014)

$595 Regular

Lab Fee: $40.00

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School of Horology
514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717-684-8261 ext.237 

Servicing a Swiss Wristwatch I

This workshop is the first step in servicing a Swiss wrist watch. This course is ideal for professional candidates that have a basic foundation of wrist watches. In addition, to the watch professionals that want to further their skills; this course will benefit the hobbyist, who is interested in going to the next level. Each participant will increase their knowledge on:
    Understanding how to properly service wristwatch
    Diagnose problems
    Making adjustments to American pocket watches. 


Servicing a Wrist Watch I course objectives are as follows:

  •     Cleaning and oiling;
  •     Identifying worn and broken parts;
  •     Verifying proper end shakes;
  •     Identifying escapement issues;
  •     Diagnosing hairspring and balance wheel problems; and
  •     Making timing adjustments


Tools Student Required to Bring:

This workshop will also give the participant a better understanding on the challenges with a wrist watch prior to purchase. Each participant is required to supply their own Swiss wrist watch in running condition.

Selection of eye loupes 10x, 4x

Jewelers screwdrivers

Movement holder (wrist watch size)

Brass or bronze tweezers

Tweezers (#3 or #3C, #5)

Dust blower

Hand lifting levers

Dial protector

Canon pinion puller

Barrel arbor holder

Barrel closer

Watchmakers paper

Oil cups


Mainspring winders (wrist watch size)

Finger cotes or gloves

Case cushion

Hand setter

Peg wood

Pith wood


The workshop will be held at the NAWCC School of Horology on Thursday through Saturday between the hours of 8:00 and 4:30. This includes two 15 minute breaks and 1 hour for lunch.



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