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Technical horological info

Are you interested in how some things are done in the horological field?  Are you just getting started in watch repair or looking for some extra info? 

Check out the following links for technical information.

    I made these documents and pictures as basic tech help to others in the horological field and to give the public an idea of what it takes to do even the smallest of repairs.  If anyone has any comments or something they would like to add to the list please, e-mail me.  Many minds working together will accomplish much more than one working alone.  Please note that there are many ways to do different things in horology and I am not implying that any ideas in these pages are the best or the only way(s) to do any given project.

If you have a question about our services or just want help with a horological related task see our Q&A page or go to our technical pages.  We also have a parts search page you could use to send us a description of a specific part you may need, we would then try to locate it for you.

I will be adding pages to this list on a regular basis so be sure to check back often.

 

If you are not sure what a specific part on your watch is called see the exmple image below.

 

Hover over any area of the watch below to see a description. Or you can click on any  part of the watch to see a description  frame below the watch image.

 

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 WATCH PARTS EXPLAINED

 

 

fusee movement animated cross section

 

CROWN MARKER MARKER MARKER MARKER MARKER MARKER MARKER MARKER MARKER MARKER MARKER MARKER HANDS CASE LUGS CASE LUGS BEZEL BEZEL BEZEL BEZEL CASE CASE CASE CRYSTAL CRYSTAL SERIAL NUMBER MODEL NUMBER CASE LUGS CASE LUGS CROWN CASE LUGS CASE LUGS CROWN MOVEMENT CASE CASE BACK Watch Case Part Descriptions.

Hover over any part of the image to see a description or click on any parts to open a description in a new window.

Watch Case Part Descriptions.

 

Mechanical Watch Movement Parts Nomenclature.

Mechanical Watch Movement Parts Nomenclature.

1.  Train bridge
2.  Third wheel
3.  Upper third wheel pivot / hole jewel
4.  Set lever screw (detent screw)
5.  Transmission wheel (Crown wheel)
6.  Ratchet wheel (Winding wheel)
7.  Barrel bridge
8.  Clutch wheel
9.  Winding pinion
10.  Set lever
11.  Stem
12.  Crown
13.  Yoke spring
14.  Setting lever spring ( set bridge )
15.  Yoke
16.  Upper forth wheel pivot / hole jewel
17.  Set wheel
18.  Lower barrel arbor pivot / hole
19.  Minute wheel
20.  Mainspring barrel
21.  Center shaft and cannon pinion
22.  Lower forth wheel pivot / hole jewel

23.  Lower escape wheel pivot / cap jewel
24.  Escapement inspection holes
25.  Lower pallet arbor pivot / hole jewel
26.  Lower balance pivot/ cap jewel
27.  Click
28.  Click spring
29.  Upper center wheel pivot / hole jewel
30.  Center wheel
31.  Balance cock
32.  Regulator
33.  Upper balance pivot / cap jewel
34.  Escapement inspection notch
35.  Hairspring stud
36.  Balance wheel
37.  Pallet bridge
38.  Hairspring
39.  Upper pallet arbor pivot / hole jewel
40.  Pallets
41.  Escape wheel
42.  Upper escape wheel pivot / cap jewel
43.  Forth wheel
44.  Hour wheel

 

Quartz Watch Movement Parts Nomenclature.

Quartz Watch Movement Parts Nomenclature.

Watch Case Parts Nomenclature

Watch case cross section

CRYSTAL STYLES

Watch crystal shapes and styles

 



TECHNICAL WATCH REPAIR DOCUMENTS AND PICTURES


 ANIMATIONS

    Sound recordings   

WAV sound of watch running properly

WAV sound of watch out of beat

WAV sound of watch with excessive power to the escapement ( knocking the bankings )   

Several things can cause this but the most common is too much power.

TECHNICAL Watch disassembly presentation