1800-hour program

The delivery strategy is based both on theoretical and practical elements.

The following statements define the skills of an 1800-hour program graduate:

To provide routine service of standard type quartz analog and mechanical timepieces whereby any repair is made by component exchange.

  • To perform basic mechanical tasks, filing, drilling, sawing.
  • To use, maintain and rectify various tools.
  • To employ various techniques to diagnose the condition of quartz analog and mechanical watches.
  • To work within manufacturers specifications.
  • To disassemble movements and properly handle components.
  • To identify and replace necessary components.
  • To clean movement components and encasing components using effective techniques.
  • To assemble movements making functional controls at each step.
  • To properly lubricate movements and replicate surface treatments.
  • To diagnose mechanical movements in regards to rate, beat error and amplitude.
  • To regulate mechanical movements.
  • To diagnose electronic movements in regards to current consumption, lower working limit and coil resistance.
  • To carry out all aspects of encasing work.
  • To perform all external component interventions; crown replacement, pusher replacement, crystal fitting, strap/bracelet interventions.

To provide routine service of movements with simple complications.

  • Standard automatic systems
  • Standard calendar systems
  • Standard chronograph systems

To observe quality assurance processes.

  • Quality control of timepiece-functionality
  • Quality control of timepiece-aesthetics
  • Quality control of timepiece-water resistance

To possess an awareness of customer service processes and organization.