The Book

The Book


Contents:


FOREWORD                                            3

 

1 INTRODUCTION                                   9

 

2 THE GENERAL PRINCIPLE OF

THE WATCH MOVEMENT                     11

  2.1 THE BASIC PRINCIPLE

  2.2 THE OSCILLATOR

 

3 THE MOVEMENT’S MAIN PARTS

AND FUNCTIONALITY                           14

  3.1 EXPANDED MODEL

  3.2 MAINSPRING SYSTEM [1]

  3.3 MOTION WORKS [2,3]

  3.4 KEYLESS WORKS [4]

  3.5 ESCAPEMENT AND BALANCE

  3.6 REGULATOR [6]

  3.7 WHEEL TRAIN [7]

  3.8 MODELING OF WHEELS

  3.9 WHEEL TRAIN MODEL

 

4 THE CLASSICAL MOVEMENT           31

  4.1 MOVEMENT TYPES

  4.2 DRAWING OF ALL PARTS

  4.3 DRAWING OF A MOVEMENT

  4.4 MOVEMENT OUTLINES

 

5 COMPLETE MODEL OF

THE CLASSICAL MOVEMENT             38

 

6 JEWELED BEARINGS                       40

  6.1 WHY JEWELS

  6.2 SHOCK PROTECTION

  6.3 JEWELS IN THE MOVEMENT

 

7 GEAR RATIO ANALYSIS                    43

 

8 YOUR WORKSHOP                            45

8.1 WATCHMAKER REPAIR BOOK

8.2 THE WORKING BENCH

8.3 TOOLS REQUIRED

8.4 TOOLS RECOMMENDATION

 

9 SOME HELPFUL HINTS                      51

9.1 HOW TO HOLD THE MOVEMENT

9.2 HOW TO HOLD THE SCREWDRIVER

9.3 DEALING WITH SMALL PARTS

 

10 PREPARING FOR DISASSEMBLY   54

10.1 REMOVING THE MOVEMENT

10.2 REMOVING THE HANDS AND DIAL

10.3 FIRST MOVEMENT INSPECTION

 

11 DISASSEMBLY OF MOVEMENT      58

11.1 MOTION WORKS

11.2 KEYLESS WORKS

11.3 MAINSPRING SYSTEM

11.4 SHOCK ABSORBERS

11.5 BALANCE

11.6 PALLET LEVER

11.7 CANNON PINION

11.8 WHEEL TRAIN

11.9 ALL PARTS

 

12 CLEANING                                          67

12.1 DIFFERENT METHODS

12.2 THE BARREL

12.3 THE BEARINGS

 

13 ASSEMBLY                                           70

13.1 INTRODUCTION

13.2 MAIN SPRING BARREL

13.3 WHEEL TRAIN AND BRIDGE

13.4 RATCHET WHEEL AND CLICK

13.5 MOTION WORKS

13.6 KEYLESS WORKS

13.7 THE PALLET LEVER

13.8 THE BALANCE SYSTEM

 

14 OILS, OILING AND

OILING SCHEME                                      78

14.1 THE ART OF OILING

14.2 OIL DOSE

14.3 OILS

14.4 OILING

14.5 OILING IN SHORT

 

15 FINAL ASSEMBLY                              84

15.1 INSTALLING SHOCK ABSORBERS

15.2 MOTION AND KEYLESS WORKS

15.3 TEST RUNNING

 

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

 

Be careful in there!


 

/Per


Looking forwad to your responce of my new site!per.torphammar@watchmaking.se

The purpose of this book is to help you to the skill level


where you can start to disassemble and re-assemble a watch movement by understanding the different parts, their names, and functionality. 


 

This book will also guide you in the process of choosing the right tools and help you over the main obstacles when working with one of the world’s smallest and most sophisticated machines, including cleaning and oiling.


 

After having read this book you will not be a professional watchmaker but you might be in the process of becoming one, or you might have found a very deep satisfaction being an amateur watchmaker.


"Because of an Internet Watch School, I "met" the author of this book,

Per Torphammar, who is a very enthusiastic (amateur) watchmaker.

 

In this book he explains the way a hand-wound movement of a watch works in simple words so that everybody can understand the mechanism.

 

I am not saying that I agree with every detail of the way he works; but the enthusiasm he shows in his explanations makes this book a source of inspiration for anybody who is interested in watches.

Thanks Per for doing such a great job!"

 

Machiel Kalf, Instructor and Teacher of Watchmaking, Holland.

Click at the examples from the book!