Brilliant start to watchmaking
Due to having an increasing collection of watches both modern and vintage I had been toying with the idea of learning to service them myself. I had always admired Mark`s videos on youtube and from there i thought it would be a good idea to check out his online courses.
I had always changed batteries and adjusted straps myself so had a few good quality tools already. I purchased the rest of what I needed before i began level 1.
A word of warning here , do not buy the cheapest rubbish you can find on ebay, if you are serious invest in the best tools you can afford from the start. This will be added to as you go along and if you are somebody who likes really high quality or vintage horology tools you can easily spend thousands of pounds.
Mark has a very friendly character that comes across in his videos and will instantly put you at ease, his years of experience in the industry is also plain to see.
The videos that accompany each lesson are clear, well filmed and very easy to understand for a beginner so I would have no hesitation on recommending the various courses available. After completing and passing level 1 I have now just completed level 2.
Your knowledge and understanding of how a watch works will be greatly enhanced by taking these courses and the price is very reasonable. By the end of level 2 you will be able to strip, clean and service a basic mechanical watch .
Looking forward to level 3 which covers more advanced faultfinding . To sum up, if you are interested in servicing your own watches then this is the perfect place to start if online learning is your only option.