What's inside a watch?

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What's inside a watch?

#1 Post by Nookster » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:39 pm

Here are some great diagrams of what the parts are inside your watch movement, so when others on the forum talk about a part being broken, you will be able to identify it here.
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The energy of a watch movement
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winding and setting of a watch movement
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the inside parts of a movement (chronograph)
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Escapement
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Re: What's inside a watch?

#2 Post by watchdoc » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:51 pm

Great job Mark! Probably should be a stickey.
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Re: What's inside a watch?

#3 Post by retroworx » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:01 pm

Okay, now I am formally intimidated. :shock:
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Re: What's inside a watch?

#4 Post by norm650 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:34 pm

Mark,
Great addition to the site, I agree that this should be a sticky. :D This is basic watch nomenclature and is extremely useful for those who don't work on their own watches but understand most of the mechanics involved and who don't know what the various parts are properly called.
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#5 Post by Nookster » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:57 pm

watchdoc wrote:Great job Mark! Probably should be a stickey.

Per your request!!
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#6 Post by Nookster » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:59 pm

retroworx wrote:Okay, now I am formally intimidated. :shock:
This will help you when you ask a question and someone like Dan or me says it's the "XXXX"

I should see if I can set up a webinar to show people how to disassemble a movement and put it back together. There are videos, but the ones I saw, the guy keeps getting upset over hos mistakes. I will look into it.
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Re: What's inside a watch?

#7 Post by watchdoc » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:49 am

Nookster wrote:
retroworx wrote:Okay, now I am formally intimidated. :shock:
This will help you when you ask a question and someone like Dan or me says it's the "XXXX"

I should see if I can set up a webinar to show people how to disassemble a movement and put it back together. There are videos, but the ones I saw, the guy keeps getting upset over hos mistakes. I will look into it.
Thanks, I agree that a "webinar" would be quite useful.
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Re: What's inside a watch?

#8 Post by retroworx » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:10 am

Mark, a webinar would be terrific!
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Re: What's inside a watch?

#9 Post by GreenBayStamps » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:38 am

I would be in on the Webinar! Just let me know when? I would say I have two left hands, however I'm left handed! :roll:

That would be outstanding!!!!
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#10 Post by diveboy » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:45 am

I too would be in as well.
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