Horological repair, restoration and machining


2009
Watch repair
A brief and simplified explanation of a modern watch service

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Watch repair
Watch repair
Watch movement repair

The watch movement goes through the first of two ultrasonic cleanings.

The movement is inspected as a whole, functions are verified, and faults are corrected.

I disassemble the movement 100% and under magnification inspect with intense scrutiny for additional areas where manual cleaning, repairs or adjustments are necessary.

The disassembled watch components are ultrasonically cleaned a second time. The individual parts are inspected again under magnification for cleanliness and integrity.

I meticulously reassemble the movement testing functionality of assemblies and sub assemblies. Lubrication is carried out along the way.

After final adjustments and initial timing checks are made the dial and hands are assembled.