Watch Repair 101 Articles

How to Tighten a Loose Watch Hand

How to Tighten a Loose Watch Hand

Knowing how to tighten the hour hand and minute hand for a watch is one of those jobs that we all run into from time to time. With a staking set this becomes a quick adjustment that can be completed in just a few minutes. If you need to tighten a loose watch hand...

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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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