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  1. WATCH REPAIR DISCUSSIONS, HELP & ADVICE

    1. General Watch Repairs Help & Advice

      If you cannot see a particular category (*please look*) for your "Watch Repairs Help & Advice" topic then please post here.

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    2. New to watch repair ** Safe Zone For Learner Watch Repairers **

      Discussing subjects relating to learner watch repairers.
      More experienced repairers - please guide learners with patience and respect 🙏

      644
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    3. Watch Case Issues, Opening, Movement/Stem Removal, Case Parts, straps and bracelets

      Discussing issues regarding the watch case including Opening, Closing, Movement Removal, Stem Removal, Pushers, Pendant Tubes etc...
      You can also discuss subjects relating to watch straps and bracelets here.

      407
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    4. Regulation, Watch Performance and Timing Machine (Timegrapher) Readings/Results

      Discuss general regulation techniques, watch performance issues and your timing machine readings (traces).
      Balance Wheel Adjustment, Hairspring Adjustment, Regulating Watches, Setting Watches in Beat, Lift Angle

      707
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    5. Service, Repair & Adjustment Techniques (Not Timing or Regulation)

      Discussing subjects relating to servicing, making adjustments and repairs to watch parts and movements and fitting balance staffs. This section is not for timing or regulation discussion. To discuss Regulation or Timing please go here.

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    6. Cleaning / De-Greasing Techniques - including cleaning products

      Discussing cleaning and de-greasing of watch movements including products used

      171
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    7. Fault Finding / Fault Diagnosis

      Discuss fault finding. Post here for advise diagnosing any watch movement issues.

      428
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    8. Restoration Techniques - Polishing, Refinishing, Bluing, Rust, etc..

      Dealing with all subjects relating to watch restoration techniques such as Rust Removal, Bluing, Refinishing etc...

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    9. Lubrication Techniques, Oils, Greases, Epilame Treatments

      Discussing lubrication techniques, oils and greases to use and Epilame treatment.

      925
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    10. Quartz and Tuning Fork Battery Operated Watches

      Discussing quartz and tuning fork watch movements

      283
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    11. Shock Settings - Incablock, Diashock - Fitting/Adjusting Jewels, etc..

      Discussing shock settings such as Incabloc and Diashock etc..
      Fitting and the adjustment of Jeweled Bearings, Pallet Stones, Impulse Jewels

      223
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    12. Identify This Movement or Watch

      Need help identifying a watch movement? Please use this section.

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    13. Watch Parts, Sourcing Parts, Movements, Materials and Lubrication Products

      Discussing watch parts, the sourcing of watch parts and movements, and products required to repair and service watch movements

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    14. Documentation, Books & Service Sheets

      Discussing watch repair documentation, books, parts lists and service sheets

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  2. YOUR WALK-THROUGHS, PROJECTS & SHOWCASES

    1. Your Walkthroughs and Techniques

      Post descriptive walkthroughs of watches you have stripped down and serviced and/or repaired, parts you have made or techniques you wish to share.

      This is an interesting section where we post our challenges and how we have over-come them. You can also post walkthroughs and share your techniques.

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    2. Your Current Projects and Achievements

      If you would like to discuss your current projects or show off your latest watch repair achievement and it is not an actual walkthrough please post here.

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  3. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

    1. General Tools & Equipment Discussion

      If you cannot see a particular category (*please look*) for your "Tools & Equipment" topic then please post here.

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    2. Eyeglasses, Loupe's, Microscopes and other Optics

      Discussing Watchmakers Eyeglasses, Magnification, Microscopes, Loupes and general Optics used in Horology

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    3. Starter Tools, Toolkits, Recommendations and Tools Suppliers

      Discussing recommended tools for getting started - toolkits and suppliers of tools

      554
      posts
    4. What is this tool? How do I use it? Tools Identification

      Have a watch repair tool and unsure what its used for or how to use it - post here.

      450
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    5. Lubrication Tools and Products

      Discussing lubricants tools used for lubricating watch movements.

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    6. Watch Case Tools - Glass Fitting/Removal - Case Opening/Closing

      Discussing tools in relation to the watch case including glass fitting and removal, opening and closing of watch cases, crowns/pendant tubes/pushers etc...

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    7. Mainspring and Winding Tools

      Discussions on winding mainsprings back into the Going Barrel.

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    8. Hand Tools including Screwdrivers, Tweezers

      Discussing watch repairers screwdrivers, tweezers and other small hand tools not falling into any other category.

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    9. Staking Tools & Jewel Setting Tools

      Discussing Staking Toolkits and Jewel Setting Tools and Kits

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    10. Toolmaking, Tools Restoration, Bespoke Tools and 3D Printing Tools

      Making your own tools? This section covers traditional toolmaking and restoration, manufacturing bespoke tools to solve watchmaking issues and using modern technologies such as 3D printing to create new tools.

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    11. Lathes for Watchmakers / Mini Lathes & Jacot tools and all related

      Discussions on Watchmakers or Mini Lathes and associated Accessories as well as Jacot tools and their accessories

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      posts
    12. Watch Timing & Testing Equipment / Timegraphers

      Discussions on Watch Timing Machines / Testing Machines / Timegraphers / Calibration Equipment / Water Resistance Testing

      2k
      posts
    13. Watch Cleaning Machines / Ultrasonic Cleaners / Case Refinishing

      Discuss watch cleaning machines, ultrasonic machines and case refinishing.

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    14. Workbench, Bench Lighting and General Workshop Design

      Discussing your work area. Show off your workbench, discuss lighting or general workbench/work area design.

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      posts
  4. WRT LOUNGE

    1. WRT News & Announcements

      Updates and news regarding Watch Repair Talk.

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    2. Introduce Yourself Here

      New to the community? We like to know who we are chatting with :)
      So why not introduce yourself here first!

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    3. Your Watch Collection

      Show us what you are wearing today, or any watch in your collection - or even show off your whole watch collection. What watches have you purchased recently? :)

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    4. Watch or Horology Related Videos

      Post an interesting watch or horology related video here. Please write a small synopsis or description of why you think the video is interesting. If the video was made by you please say so.

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    5. Chat About Watches & The Industry Here

      Discuss anything about watches and the watch industry.

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    6. Relax Zone: Chat About Anything Here

      Talk about whatever you fancy within the forum rules, not just about watches.
      BUT: If you wish to start a topic relating to watch repair then please find the appropriate section here.

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    7. Help & Support With This Website

      Help and support using this website. If you are having a general problem with the site then please post here. If you are having a personal problem with the site that you do not wish to be public then please contact a moderator or open a support request.

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  5. CLOCK CORNER

    1. All Things Clocks

      Post all things relating to clocks in this forum. Yes this is a watch forum, but we still love all things that go tick and that includes clocks.

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  6. WATCH REPAIR TUTORIALS & INFORMATION

    1. Watch Repair Course   (20834 visits to this link)

      Details on full watch repair online video course

    2. Watch Parts and Tools Suppliers   (6653 visits to this link)

      Listings of known watch part suppliers around the world. Please contribute if see a supplier not listed.

    3. Resources and Articles   (3685 visits to this link)

      Watch repair articles and resources.



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