Watch Repair 101 Articles

The 5 types of Jewels used in a Watch.

The 5 types of Jewels used in a Watch.

Jewels are used extensively in vintage and modern watches due to their low friction and low wear characteristics. Low friction is vitally important, especially at the Balance Pivots, to reduce interference to the free motion of the oscillating balance wheel.

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Dealing with Watch Magnetism

Dealing with Watch Magnetism

Steel components in a watch can become magnetized when exposed to a magnetic field, and the most likely source is an owner who unknowingly gets near a permanent magnet or high power electrical cable during normal day to day life.

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