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WatchRepairHelp.co.uk A Watch Repair Help Discussion Forum 2012-02-13T11:28:48+01:00 http://watchrepairhelp.co.uk/feed.php?f=8 2012-02-13T11:28:48+01:00 http://watchrepairhelp.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=4537&p=6819#p6819 <![CDATA[The Watch Repair Help Learning Zone • How to use Bergeon 6825 Pliers]]> Statistics: Posted by David — Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:28 am


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2011-10-10T10:33:08+01:00 http://watchrepairhelp.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2394&p=3988#p3988 <![CDATA[The Watch Repair Help Learning Zone • Re: hi all newbie questions]]> Statistics: Posted by Apprentice_Nick — Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:33 am


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2011-10-08T16:13:54+01:00 http://watchrepairhelp.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2394&p=3985#p3985 <![CDATA[The Watch Repair Help Learning Zone • Re: hi all newbie questions]]> Now this might sound Girly but get yourself a cotton sheet and tuck it into your pants front, now use drawing pins to tack the other end of your sheet all along the front of your work surface. You will thank me when you dont have to grovel around on your hands and knees looking for that click spring that just leapt from your tweezers.
I had lots of learning material on the old site, I will see if I can dig it out of my archives and re post it for you. Good Luck Terry

Statistics: Posted by mardan — Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:13 pm


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2011-08-18T09:12:10+01:00 http://watchrepairhelp.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2394&p=3829#p3829 <![CDATA[The Watch Repair Help Learning Zone • Re: hi all newbie questions]]>
Yes this is my business.

The site has just been rebuilt after a terrible server migration. Lost 5 weeks trading and had some serious issues with hackers!

We had a number of long distance learners who imparted a good amount of information but at the moment we are fighting of the spammers. Our members are coming back slowly and will start posting once they realise everything is back on track.

Kind regards,

David

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2011-08-17T13:47:51+01:00 http://watchrepairhelp.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2394&p=3816#p3816 <![CDATA[The Watch Repair Help Learning Zone • Re: hi all newbie questions]]>
are the 2 links at the top of forums page your shops david ie watch parts and watch tools.
good links to have , not that far into it yet but is was a question id asked myself as to where to find parts.

ive just ordered a technicians grade course from the bhi so hopefully that will be interesting and ill a bit from it ill update after ive done a few modules as its a distance learning course,
has anyone else taken this course on here ?

im picking it up slowly just got to get some practice now on some old movements .

Statistics: Posted by sebenza — Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:47 pm


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2011-08-16T11:14:14+01:00 http://watchrepairhelp.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2394&p=3815#p3815 <![CDATA[The Watch Repair Help Learning Zone • Re: hi all newbie questions]]>
I have more than an interest as I am a watch parts, tools and consumables supplier based in the UK.

This aside I obviously get a lot of feedback from professional and hobby watch repairs from across the globe in relation to what is best practice so as you can see I have a good insight into what is the best way forward for a beginner....

Kind regards,

David

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2011-08-15T21:37:16+01:00 http://watchrepairhelp.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2394&p=3814#p3814 <![CDATA[The Watch Repair Help Learning Zone • Re: hi all newbie questions]]>
what is your interest in watches , hobby , professional .

ive looked up some of the tool maufaturers you mention and wow some of them are expensive but if your working ok 1000s of pounds worth of watches you need quality tools.

Statistics: Posted by sebenza — Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:37 pm


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2011-08-14T12:48:01+01:00 http://watchrepairhelp.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2394&p=3812#p3812 <![CDATA[The Watch Repair Help Learning Zone • Re: hi all newbie questions]]>
The idea of the tool set is good......

The thing with watch repair, as you will learn as you get deeper into it, is that you need the best tools that you can afford. If this means your going to be learning on a very low budget then this tool kit is ok. However, if you can afford a little more then spend the extra and buy quality branded tools from the likes of Bergeon, Horotec, VOH, A&F Swiss.... Basically Swiss made tools are considered to be the best and these brands are Swiss made.

In relation to learning.... The internet is perhaps the best free resource that you have as there are 1000's of free articles, fact sheets, demonstration videos etc.... "You Tube" is a good place for this!

I hope this helps,

Kind regards,

David

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2011-08-12T22:32:27+01:00 http://watchrepairhelp.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2394&p=3808#p3808 <![CDATA[The Watch Repair Help Learning Zone • hi all newbie questions]]>
anyway im currently reading a watch repair book and im very interested , obviously ive got to work for the rest of my life and ill need to do something less physical now , the more i learn and read about watches the more i think horology is for me.

its not a subject to be taken lightly and i can see it going to take years of relearning and hard work to be able to make a living from it.

id like to make the best start possible, one thing i do know i know is quality tools are a must and id like to get a good kit together.
what is you opinion of this kit to start out with or is it best to buy tools seperate ?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paylak-KIT2-Wat ... 75&sr=1-19


ive ordered 10x vintage watch movements from ebay very cheap as well so i can strip and reassemble them as i mentioned im reading a watch repair book from the library .

do you have any advice on courses i could attend dvds i could watch online courses i could take or any other advice for me so i can make the best possible start

this would be greatly apreciated.

thanks

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2011-01-29T12:10:36+01:00 http://watchrepairhelp.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=103&p=115#p115 <![CDATA[The Watch Repair Help Learning Zone • Re: Tools for a starter]]>
A good set of screwdrivers is vital to any successful repair.... Try the Bergeon 5970 set or if your working to a budget then try the A&F Swiss Made 18980 set. Both are very good quality and last a life time if you take care of them.

You are very much on the right track but I would say that generally pocket watch crystals are acrylic and most often compress fit rather than glued? You will tell better by looking at the lip on the case.

To clean the dial I would recommend using Rodico or a soft cotton bud with nothing more than a little saliva.... If you use the Rodico to remove the heavier debris and then the cotton bud to do a general clean you should get the desired result.

I hope this helps?

David...

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