RJ van Melle was kind enough to compose and post his definitive work on the "Alpha" ST 16. Also included is a section on tools and some clock and 649X content.
The methods espoused are those adopted from study and adapted from his practice. They are fundamentally sound and serve as a vital bridge to more advanced learning and technique. While these 'lessons' are a great introduction to watch repair in general, they will be of equal or greater value in assisting the newcomer in evaluating advised reading material, recommended tool purchases and help in selecting additional academic material and courses.
Letís wish van Melle some calm seas (and Happy Trails).
LESSON I: How to get started.
LESSON II: How to take your movement out of the case.
LESSON III: how does a workholer work? removing automodule
LESSON IV: Romoving the date module and the actual oiling!
LESSON V: on request, how to manipulate your balance...
LESSON VI: reassembling the ST 16...
LESSON VII: dial, hands and recasing... "La grande Finale"