Hello, I am Robert I am new and this is the first time I have browsed this website. I collect all types of watches and own many, unfortunately, most of my collection would be considered junk watches. These watches do not have much use, but for some reason, I like having them around. I am a novice repairman and plan to take the courses offered on this site. I have a strong wish to increase my knowledge about watches. I can't explain it, but my desire to learn more has increased over time. It is sad that horology is a declining field. Today's electronics have made an impact on this industry. I believe that is why there are so few watchmakers today compared to 40-50 years ago. Thank you for reading this introductory. I better go see what time it is. LOL.
Hello from Portugal,
My name is Rui and I´m a watches enthusiastic, with a collection of almost 100 watches(wristle and pocket, Breitling , Maurice Lacroix, Tag Heuer, Cartier, Tissot, EarnShaw, David Wellington, Cortese, and so one, just to name few ), and I buy and sell watches, however not quite active.
Im a new member and joined at the beginning of this month, date not quite sure, Im patreon and already did the first course and I´m starting the second one/level.
Why am I here? , honestly after being Engineer and teacher for almost 30 yrs(I´m 52 yrs old, now I´m just teaching), Id like to pursue an activity related with watches,that´s what Id like to do, more as an evaluator or repair issues,marketing, and so on.
If someone could advice me about any company, or give any scool where I can pursue an evaluator course is allways welcome.
I wish you all the best,
Hello everyone! I am Santiago and this is the first time for me in a forum. I have always loved watches but since I found an spanish-language facebook group on vintage wristwaches the past year I´ve started to become obsessed with them. They are fascinating.
I came across this forum through the Watch Repair Channel on youtube. I have been searching for a watchmaking school here in Argentina and I couldn´t find any but a couple of places where they give "watch repair" courses. However, I am really interested and until I start attending any of those, I decided to go all by my self in the learning. I´ve been watching youtube videos, reading blogs, and I am even currently reading the Donald De Carle book on watch repairing.
I hope you can all teach me and gide me in the learning process.
I am really happy that I found this forum!
My best wishes to all of you!
What I'm trying to do is create a chamfer at a precise angle where none previously existed, then go from there. Since I don't have 9 grand lying around, and since I really haven't found or been given anything of substance thus far, this seemed like a good idea to try out. I'm not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I do get the steak cut.
If there's something you know that you can educate , I'm definitely willing to listen!
I thought I would clarify this you're not going to see the metal on the backside of a enameled dial. When enamel is baked on the metal it has a problem of having a different thermal expansion than the metal itself. This means that when it cools after being fired the enamel has a tendency to crack. To prevent that enamel is put on the backside of the dial to cancel out the different thermal expansion on the front side. For example this is a Hamilton pocket watch dial front and back. notice typical of American pocket watch dials the subsecond is recessed and is actually a separate enameled dial soldered the main dial.