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The pages are made in jpg-format and do not have the same quality as in the real book.
    

   FOREWORD                                                                                                      
3

1 INTRODUCTION                                                      
                                        9

2 THE GENERAL PRINCIPLE OF THE WATCH MOVEMENT
                11
  2.1 THE BASIC PRINCIPLE
                                                                              11
  2.2 THE OSCILLATOR
                                                                                      11

3 THE MOVEMENT’S MAIN PARTS AND FUNCTIONALITY
                14
  3.1 EXPANDED MODEL                                                                                 
14
  3.2 MAINSPRING SYSTEM [1]
                                                                      15
  3.3 MOTION WORKS [2,3]
                                                                             16
  3.4 KEYLESS WORKS [4]
                                                                                17
  3.5 ESCAPEMENT AND BALANCE [5, 6]
                                                   19
  3.6 REGULATOR [6]
                                                                                         26
  3.7 WHEEL TRAIN [7]
                                                                                     27
  3.8 MODELING OF WHEELS                                                                          2
8
  3.9 WHEEL TRAIN MODEL
                                                                           29

4 THE CLASSICAL MOVEMENT
                                                                  31
  4.1 MOVEMENT TYPES
                                                                                   31
  4.2 REFERENCE DRAWING OF ALL PARTS
                                               31
  4.3 DRAWING OF A MOVEMENT
                                                                34
  4.4 MOVEMENT OUTLINES, SWEEP SECOND                                         
35

5 COMPLETE MODEL OF THE CLASSICAL MOVEMENT                  
  38

6 JEWELED BEARINGS
                                                                                   40
  6.1 WHY JEWELS
                                                                                             40
  6.2 SHOCK PROTECTION                                                                                40
  6.3 JEWELS IN THE CLASSICAL MOVEMENT
                                         41

7 GEAR RATIO ANALYSIS
                                                                            43

8 YOUR WORKSHOP
                                                                                       45
 
8.1 YOUR WATCHMAKER REPAIR BOOK                                                 45
  8.2 THE WORKING BENCH
                                                                            45
  8.3 TOOLS REQUIRED
                                                                                     46
  8.4 TOOLS RECOMMENDATION
                                                                 50

9 SOME HELPFUL HINTS
                                                                               51
  9.1 HOW TO HOLD THE MOVEMENT
                                                        51
  9.2 HOW TO HOLD THE SCREWDRIVER
                                                   51
  9.3 DEALING WITH SMALL PARTS
                                                           52

10 PREPARING FOR DISASSEMBLY 
                                                        54
 
10.1 REMOVING THE MOVEMENT                                                              54
  10.2 REMOVING THE HANDS AND DIAL
                                                 55
  10.3 FIRST REAL MOVEMENT INSPECTION                                            
56

11 DISASSEMBLY OF THE MOVEMENT
                                                    58
 
11.1 MOTION WORKS                                                                                     59
  11.2 KEYLESS WORKS                                                                                     5
9
  11.3 MAINSPRING SYSTEM                                                                          
60
  11.4 SHOCK ABSORBERS                                                                               
61
  11.5 BALANCE
                                                                                                  64
  11.6 PALLET LEVER
                                                                                         65
  11.7 CANNON PINION
                                                                                     65
  11.8 WHEEL TRAIN                                                                                          
65
  11.9 ALL PARTS
                                                                                                66

12 CLEANING                                                                                                    
67
 
12.1 DIFFERENT METHODS                                                                           67
  12.2 THE BARREL
                                                                                            68
  12.3 THE BEARINGS
                                                                                        68
 
13 ASSEMBLY
                                                                                                   70
  13.1 INTRODUCTION                                                                                      
70
  13.2 MAIN SPRING BARREL AND BRIDGE                                                
71
  13.3 WHEEL TRAIN AND BRIDGE                                                               
72
  13.4 RATCHET WHEEL AND CLICK                                                            
73
  13.5 MOTION WORKS
                                                                                    73
  13.6 KEYLESS WORKS                                                                                    
74
  13.7 THE PALLET LEVER                                                                                
75
  13.8 THE BALANCE SYSTEM                                                                         7
5

14 OILS, OILING AND OILING SCHEME 
                                                  78
  14.1 THE ART OF OILING                                                                               
78
  14.2 OIL DOSE
                                                                                                   78
  14.3 OILS
                                                                                                             80
  14.4 OILING
                                                                                                        81
  14.5 OILING IN SHORT                                                                                    
83

15 FINAL ASSEMBLY
                                                                                      84
  15.1 INSTALLING THE SHOCK ABSORBERS
                                             84
  15.2 MOTION AND KEYLESS WORKS                                                        
84
  15.3 TEST RUNNING                                                                                        
84

16 CONCLUSIONS
                                                                                           86

17 APPENDIX I – DISASSEMBLY SCHEME                                               87

18 APPENDIX II – OILING SCHEME
                                                             88

19 APPENDIX III – A BASIC DICTIONARY                                               
91

20
APPENDIX IV - DISASSEMBLY PHOTO SERIES                                99

21 INDEX                                                                                                            102

 

 



 























































































 





 

 

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