Resources for DIY watch maintanence?

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    Resources for DIY watch maintanence?

    Hello,
    Can anyone recommend resources for trying my hand at basic mechanical watch maintanence? I have some cheap mechanicals that I would like to keep running for a long time. I think Taking them to a professional watchmaker might not be worth it, considering the watches are less than $70 each. I'm not looking to build a tourbillon, just basic cleaning and upkeep stuff. I have no training or experience but I am a little mechanically inclined. Thanks!

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    Re: Resources for DIY watch maintanence?

    Here is an option.

    http://www.timezonewatchschool.com/WatchSchool/

    Level 1 is about mechanical watches. You tear a movement apart and put it back together to get to know the inner working of a mechanical watch. Level 2 deals with a more advanced automatic movement and covers cleaning, oiling, and adjusting (COA). The tools, while expensive are top notch and needed.

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    Last edited by smurfe; January 17th, 2007 at 22:48. Reason: Added info

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    Re: Resources for DIY watch maintanence?

    The TZ watch school as mentioned above would have been my recommendation as well. Also check out the wachtmaking forum here on WUS for tips. There you will also find experiences people had with the TZ watch school, tips for purchasing tools and more.

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