The Diploma in the Repair, Restoration and Conservation of Clocks/Watches (Level 5)

The Institute worked closely with industry and the awarding body EAL (EMTA Awards Ltd) to accredit this qualification for clock and watch makers.

  • Leads to Professional Membership - FBHI
  • Clock Pathway or Watch Pathway

You have to pass three mandatory units and the seven units for the clock pathway or the seven units for the watch pathway:

UnitExamination
Mandatory Units  (you must pass all three)
D1: Theory of Clock and Watch Servicing* 2½ hours theory examination at an Examination Centre. (the same unit as required for the Diploma in Clock and Watch Servicing)
D5: Constructing Clock and Watch Components* 3 weeks to make a test piece using your own workshop.
D6: Drawing Clock / Watch Escapements* Course work drawing and 3 hours drawing examination.
 
Optional Units   (you must pass all units for either the ‘clock pathway’ or the ‘watch pathway’)
Clock Pathway:
D7: The Practical Servicing of Clocks* Prepare a Record of Repairs giving details of eight clocks that you have serviced.
D8: The Recoil Escapement, Design and Construction* 8 hours servicing test making pallets for a recoil escapement at an Examination Centre.
D9: Servicing and Correcting Faults in a Striking Clock Movement 16 hours servicing test at an Examination Centre.
D10: The Practical Servicing of Complex Clocks Prepare a Record of Repairs giving details of ten more complex clocks that you have serviced.
D11: The Theory of Complex Clocks and their Repair, restoration and Conservation 2½ hours theory examination at an Examination Centre.
D12: The Dead Beat Escapement, Design and Construction 3 weeks to make a test piece using your own workshop.
D13: The Practical Restoration and Conservation of Clocks Prepare a Portfolio giving details of five clocks which you have restored.
   
Watch Pathway:
D14: The Practical Servicing of Quartz and Mechanical Watches* Prepare a Record of Repairs giving details of ten watches that you have serviced.
D15: Servicing and Correcting Faults in a Manual Winding Watch Movement* 7 hours servicing test at an Examination Centre.
D16:  Servicing and Correcting Faults in an Automatic Watch 8 hours servicing test at an Examination Centre.
D17: The Practical Servicing of Complex Watches Prepare a Record of Repairs giving details of fifteen more complex watches that you have serviced.
D18: The Theory of Complex Watches and their Repair, restoration and Conservation 2½ hours theory examination at an Examination Centre.
D19: The Practical Restoration and Conservation of Watches Prepare a Portfolio giving details of five items which you have restored / conserved
D20: Servicing and Correcting faults in a Chronograph Movement 16 hours servicing test at an Examination Centre

* Units usually entered at the end of the first year.

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