Watchmaker Program

The full Watchmaker Program will be 14 months in length (1840 hours) of intensive watch repair training.

When the student completes the program, they will be fully capable of making any repair to mechanical or quartz watches.

The student will have to satisfactorily complete competency tests as each new module is completed.
A comprehensive final exam will have to be passed in order to graduate from our program.
The students during the course will complete a school watch.

The following areas will be covered in detail in the Watchmaker Program.

  • Tools: their proper names, usage and maintenance
  • Micro Mechanics: making tools, annealing and heat treating
  • Introduction to Watch Theory and basic repair
  • Lathe and Turning
  • Staffing
  • Jeweling
  • Making parts to include stems, staffs and jewel settings
  • Escapements with emphasis on the Swiss Lever
  • Hairspring Manipulation and Vibration
  • Introduction to Quartz Watch Theory
  • Quartz Watch service and repair
  • Watch case restoration and repair
  • Case and bracelet service and repair
  • Calendar mechanisms and complications
  • Chronographs
  • Precision Timing
  • Business practices