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Went to Lee's watch course yesterday, unfortunately I could only do the first part of the course which was the Battery changing, pressure testing and strap alterations.. but what a fantastic course, if you are thinking about going on this course then go for it, Lee takes you through step by step so that even a numpty like me could understand.. I felt that as soon as I got back in the car I had the knowledge to get started and now Just waiting to get my gear and get going.. What amazed me though was the amount of potential work that this could give..but also just what is involved, it was much more detailed than I had expected and really interesting.. Will definately be back for the second part of the course... Cheers Lee..

 

 

Chris..

 

Shrimperfan..

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i know the amount of preparation lee put into his watch course and i bet nothing at all was missed from his little book of wonder

 

i can imagine the course was nothing short of epic

 

well done lee....or should i say J.R. Hartley :D

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Hi Lee,

I have been asked to do something like this by another business - I really don't know enough myself to do it - would it be ok to pass your details on to them?

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Although I owned up when Chris arrived, what I hadn't told him when he made the booking was this was my first course :D & as Andy said I'd put what I felt was good preparation into doing it.

 

I wrote a little guide/syllabus to complement the course, because I new I'd fill his head & something for reference would be important!

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I had 19 watches ready for each subject / section which included all the various watch backs, battery retainers, movement types & straps. We ran through the two types of pressure testers & various strap adjustments.

 

I'll be writing a couple of extra pages, to cover a couple of questions that cropped up that I hadn't thought about, but apart from possibly doing two much I "Think" it was a success!

 

I'm going to expand my little publication to cover movements & repairs in the next couple of weeks as jobs come in & pick up some more watches, so students don't have to handle any watch twice to cover all the tasks.

 

Lee

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Hi Lee,

I have been asked to do something like this by another business - I really don't know enough myself to do it - would it be ok to pass your details on to them?

 

Yes please & I can always run you through it as well :-{{{

 

Lee

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My Plan is to continue the guide to include movements & crystals etc. but this will take me a few months extra. then I'm going to get it printed professionally & then you'll be able to buy it!

 

Lee

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My Courses are specifically for quartz, as this is the main bread & butter for the high street. They are designed so that anyone can come away from them & start earning money doing batteries, pressure testing & starp adjusting. Or if they take course 2 be able to expand there service to include replacing movements, crowns, glass & general repairs.

 

The British Horological Institute Limited offer courses on Mechanical watches & they can be found at

http://www.bhi.co.uk/education.html

 

You can now book one of my course online @ www.watchhands.co.uk.

 

Currently only course one is on the site, as I haven't finished writing the guide for course two, but within the next couple of months the site will be complete. you can book the repairs course though! I'll still teach you all you need to know to go away ready to roll.

 

Lee

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A couple of spelling and gramatic errors for you to fix :wink:

 

The course is 3 hours long & by then end of it you will ready to start replacing watch batteries, pressure testing them for watch resistance & be able to offer a full strap adjustment service.

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Lee do you know anyone that does a course on automatic and wind up watch services as i have a few customers who keep rearing there heads wanting this service.

 

great to know how to do them but i would think that the investment in training and equipment to do this work correctly would take a very long time to pay off, unless you are going to be doing 5 watches a week or more. although i was surprised to find out how quick and easy it is to completely strip a watch, clean it, put it back together and regulate it is. but i dont have to pay for equipment.

If it was me looking into it, i would probably find a company to do them for you to see how many come in, then think about if it is worth the time and money in doing them yourself

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watch repairs, batteries, straps or anything to with watches..trust me its always worth it. no matter who you are and where you are..its one of the best earner if you compare the investment reqquired for it to the other services.. :D

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I agree with that, the basics with watches are easy money

& thats the very thing course 1 covers, course two covers movements, Glass & repairs but all quartz based at the moment. Pure getting started on the bread & butter courses, But covering all bases I show you all your likely to need to know without making it complicated!

 

Lee

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Seems I can make an advanced booking for Tuesday 19 January, 2038 & the cost is still a reasonable £120

 

you'd get your money back though, after I'd had 27 years interest on it because by then I'd have retired :lol:

 

(I've been working hard on completing the second section to my book & even wrote to a few publicists this week to test the water)

 

Lee

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I got a publicist, but have put it on hold for the time being, I wound up with to much on & have downsized everything I was doing for a year or two.

 

Lee

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