Chicago school of watchmaking courses e-book, uploaded and shared

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Hi guys,

I wanted to share with the community something that i came across while searching for some cool watchmaking tutorials

It is a series of old school (50's-70's)watchmaking tutorials converted to pdf files, and covers most of the issues we really need to

know as bases to our hobby.This iso cd contains all 35 original scanned tutorials for the "Chicago School of Watchmaking". This school has not existed for a number of years and you can no longer obtain the hard-copies.

 

Lesson Index – Chicago School of Watchmaking

 

Lesson 1 Fundamental Principles, Equipment, Casing

Lesson 2 Crowns, Stems, Sleeves, and Bows

Lesson 3 Fitting Watch Crystals and Watch Attachments for Practice and Profit

Lesson 4 Nomenclature and Sizes of Watches

Lesson 5 Mainspring in Watches

Lesson 6 Motor & Jeweled Barrels

Lesson 7 Selecting the Mainspring

Lesson 8 Assembling Watches

Lesson 9 Winding and Setting Mechanisms

Lesson 10 Cleaning Watches

Lesson 11 Timing, Rating and regulation

Lesson 12 Factory Set Train Jewels

Lesson 13 Factory Balance Hole Jewels and Roller Jewels

Lesson 14 Friction Jeweling

Lesson 15 Replacing factory Balance Staffs

Lesson 16 Truing Balance Wheels

Lesson 17 Poising Balance Wheels

Lesson 18 Truing Hairsprings

Lesson 19 Colleting Hairsprings

Lesson 20 The Overcoil Hairspring

Lesson 21 Principles of the Lever Escapement

Lesson 22 Principles of the Lever Escapement (con’t)

Lesson 23 Types of Escapements

Lesson 24 Drawing the Lever Escapement

Lesson 25 Drawing the Lever Escapement (con’t)

Lesson 26 Matching the Escapement

Lesson 27 Tools – Hardening & Tempering

Lesson 28 The Lathe

Lesson 29 Lathe Work

Lesson 30 Lathe Work (con’t)

Lesson 31 Lathe Work (con’t)

Lesson 32 - Part 1 Fitting Hairsprings to Watches

Lesson 32 - Part 2 Modern Shop Methods

Lesson 33 Electronic Timing Machines – Watch Master

Lesson 34 Electronic Timing Machines – Time-O-Graph

Lesson 35 Problems and Solutions

Tools and Materials of the Trade

 

Hope you find this interesting enough, you can download it  here  http://www.mediafire.com/?c868g98kneaq4b8

 

 

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That is a great find mate!

Good for noob like me:)

Thanks:D

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Thanks, downloading, worth a look :)

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Wow in chicago huh.. i might read up and refresh my lathe working skills.

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thanks!...I've been looking for this. The guy who sells this on ebay claims to have the copyright on it but the school went south years ago and this is in public domain.

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Shii copywriten, nothings copywriten anymore with the internet. Lol

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If you are serious about hosting this in perpetuity, don't use a shady host. Share it on Google Docs.

 

Like I have done with this handbook of clock and watch repair. .... https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1j2lHMALa7DNjRhOTE4ZWQtMWJiMy00ZGMxLTgwMWQtYzc0OWUzNmI1OTM1/edit?usp=sharing

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If you are serious about hosting this in perpetuity, don't use a shady host. Share it on Google Docs.

 

Like I have done with this handbook of clock and watch repair. .... https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1j2lHMALa7DNjRhOTE4ZWQtMWJiMy00ZGMxLTgwMWQtYzc0OWUzNmI1OTM1/edit?usp=sharing

 

Thank you Jkay for sharing this. This will be no-doubt prove to be invaluable over the coming weeks, months and possibly years.

 

Hi guys,

I wanted to share with the community something that i came across while searching for some cool watchmaking tutorials

It is a series of old school (50's-70's)watchmaking tutorials converted to pdf files, and covers most of the issues we really need to

know as bases to our hobby.This iso cd contains all 35 original scanned tutorials for the "Chicago School of Watchmaking". This school has not existed for a number of years and you can no longer obtain the hard-copies.

 

Hope you find this interesting enough, you can download it  here  http://www.mediafire.com/?c868g98kneaq4b8

 

Thank you also jmarin for sharing this. I will attempt to read it all and absorb as much of the knowledge contained within as I can.

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You're more than welcome.

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Super Kind of you to share with us THANK YOU  !!!

Hi guys,

I wanted to share with the community something that i came across while searching for some cool watchmaking tutorials

It is a series of old school (50's-70's)watchmaking tutorials converted to pdf files, and covers most of the issues we really need to

know as bases to our hobby.This iso cd contains all 35 original scanned tutorials for the "Chicago School of Watchmaking". This school has not existed for a number of years and you can no longer obtain the hard-copies.

 

Lesson Index – Chicago School of Watchmaking

 

Lesson 1 Fundamental Principles, Equipment, Casing

Lesson 2 Crowns, Stems, Sleeves, and Bows

Lesson 3 Fitting Watch Crystals and Watch Attachments for Practice and Profit

Lesson 4 Nomenclature and Sizes of Watches

Lesson 5 Mainspring in Watches

Lesson 6 Motor & Jeweled Barrels

Lesson 7 Selecting the Mainspring

Lesson 8 Assembling Watches

Lesson 9 Winding and Setting Mechanisms

Lesson 10 Cleaning Watches

Lesson 11 Timing, Rating and regulation

Lesson 12 Factory Set Train Jewels

Lesson 13 Factory Balance Hole Jewels and Roller Jewels

Lesson 14 Friction Jeweling

Lesson 15 Replacing factory Balance Staffs

Lesson 16 Truing Balance Wheels

Lesson 17 Poising Balance Wheels

Lesson 18 Truing Hairsprings

Lesson 19 Colleting Hairsprings

Lesson 20 The Overcoil Hairspring

Lesson 21 Principles of the Lever Escapement

Lesson 22 Principles of the Lever Escapement (con’t)

Lesson 23 Types of Escapements

Lesson 24 Drawing the Lever Escapement

Lesson 25 Drawing the Lever Escapement (con’t)

Lesson 26 Matching the Escapement

Lesson 27 Tools – Hardening & Tempering

Lesson 28 The Lathe

Lesson 29 Lathe Work

Lesson 30 Lathe Work (con’t)

Lesson 31 Lathe Work (con’t)

Lesson 32 - Part 1 Fitting Hairsprings to Watches

Lesson 32 - Part 2 Modern Shop Methods

Lesson 33 Electronic Timing Machines – Watch Master

Lesson 34 Electronic Timing Machines – Time-O-Graph

Lesson 35 Problems and Solutions

Tools and Materials of the Trade

 

Hope you find this interesting enough, you can download it  here  http://www.mediafire.com/?c868g98kneaq4b8

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