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Students preparing for the BHI examination - Servicing Tests - please SEE ATTACHMENT A and ATTACHMENT B.

Examination Practice at Upton Hall - see below: 

DLC Week at Upton Hall - 17-21 August 2015 and Basic Hand Skills Course - 15-16 August 2015 -further details follow short course links.  

Examinations 2015 - week commencing 18 May 2015 - email for more information - late entries accepted. 

Examination Entry Forms and information are available in January 2015 - please email as above or ring 01636 817604

Students preparing for the BHI examinations, summary of information - please SEE LINK BELOW

Examination Prep Summary

Intermediate/Final Grade DLC Students: the January 2014 Version contains new material which you may not have received.  Please check your DLC against the contents of the latest version: 

Clock Pathway -  January 2014 Version SEE ATTACHED.

Watch Pathway - January 2014 Version SEE ATTACHED.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Awards' Day - Saturday 24 October 2015.

The 2014 Awards, Education and New Members’ Day presentation available to download:

High quality (3MB PDF file) | Low quality (1MB PDF file)

Examination Practice at Upton Hall

Hone your skills on John Murphy’s  two–day course D4: Servicing and Correcting Faults in a Quartz Watch

Based on the Examination Syllabus, you will  practise the following:

  • Analysing faults using test equipment
  • Dismantling and cleaning
  • Correcting faults 
  • Re-assembling  and lubricating
  • Water resistance testing (using BHI training media)

The following weekends are offered, according to demand: 

 Sat-Sun 25-26 April 2015 - (PLACES STILL AVAILABLE!) 

Cost of Course £260.00
Optional Saturday night B&B £40.00
Cost of movement £25.00

The training watch movement (uncased) is part of the course and is yours to keep.

Contact Maxine Bell for further details.

Tel: 01636 817604  Email:


 Servicing and correcting faults in a carriage clock – Examination Preparation

New Short Course at Upton Hall

Friday to Sunday 17 - 19 (PLACES STILL AVAILABLE!) and 24-26 April 2015 (FULL)

This is a new course designed specifically for the student intending to enter the Diploma unit D3: Servicing and Correcting Faults in a Single Train Clock.  The Tutor, Jim Arnfield FBHI, welcomes enquiries about course content and your specific requirements – please email or call Jim on 0161 4837479/ The course is dependent on demand, if you are interested in booking, please contact Maxine at Upton Hall on 01636 817604/

Course content: The course will teach the fundamental skills and knowledge required to enable you to confidently enter the examination.  It is expected that you will have undertaken some practical clock servicing and are familiar with processes such as bushing and refinishing clock pivots.  There will be particular emphasis on the servicing of the platform escapement – the cleaning, lubrication and adjustment for beat and rate.  You will need to bring your own tweezers, screwdrivers and eyeglass and be familiar with their use.  The Institute will provide carriage clock movements for each of the students attending the course. 

Historically, the overall standard of work for this examination unit has been disappointing; this is your opportunity to hone your skills with guidance from an expert. 
Register your interest now by contacting Maxine on 01636/

Cost of Course: £390.00

Optional overnight accommodation @ £40.00 per night.