Servicing a Pocket Watch for the Beginner II WS-201

This workshop is the next step in basic pocket watch repair. The participant will increase their knowledge on diagnosing problems; understanding when repairs and adjustments will need to be made associated with American pocket watches. This workshop will also give the participant a better understanding on the problems a pocket watch may have prior to purchase. The participant is required to supply their own American pocket watch in running condition.

The following areas will be covered:

  • Proper cleaning and oiling
  • Identifying worn and broken parts
  • Verifying proper end shakes
  • Identifying escapement issues
  • Diagnosing hairspring and balance wheel problems
  • Make timing adjustments

Required Tools for the Workshop:                           

  • Selection of eye loupes 10x, 4x (required)
  • Brass or bronze tweezers (required)           
  • Tweezers #3, #3C, or #5 (required)
  • Parts tray w/ cover (required)
  • Students may optionally bring their own jewelers screwdrivers and movement holders.
  • And student must bring an American Pocket Watch in Running Condition, preferable size 12 or 16. No 18 size.

This is a hands-on workshop open to both the beginner and the advanced collector. Students should have taken WS-111 before taking this workshop or have the permission of the instructor. All materials and tools will be supplied unless indicated above. 

Please contact Education at or (717) 684-8261 ext. 237 with any questions.

Tony Paster

Workshop Fee:
NAWCC Member

$585 Early Bird
$640 Regular

Non Member
$630 Early Bird
$695 Regular

Lab Fee: $40.00 (is included in the price of the workshop)

4/5/2019 - 4/7/2019
514 Poplar St. Columbia, PA 17512 UNITED STATES
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