The Diploma in the Servicing and Repair of Clocks / Watches – Level 4

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 - MBHI
  • Clock Pathway or Watch Pathway

You have to pass three mandatory units and the six units for the clock pathway or the six 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:
D3: Servicing and Correcting Faults in a Single Train Clock Movement* 8 hours servicing test at an Examination Centre
(the same unit as required for the Diploma in Clock and Watch Servicing).
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.
 
Watch Pathway:
D4: Servicing and Correcting Faults in a Quartz Watch* 6 hours servicing test and an Examination Centre.
(the same unit as required for the Diploma in Clock and Watch Servicing)
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.

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

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