A Helping Hand for Students

The Helping Hand articles have been written specifically for students entering the examinations.  Every one of over fifty articles is directed towards an examination unit and has been written to help the candidate prepare for the examination.

They include step by step instruction for servicing watches and are used by students at Birmingham City University and the British School of Watchmaking.  A new article is being added each month and can be seen in the Horological Journal.

The Helping Hand articles are now available in booklets priced £5.00.

Helping hands

Helping Hand : Book 1Examination Grade
Crossing out wheels Technician / Final Grades
How your test piece is assessed All Grades
Making the Technician Grade test piece Technician Grade
Answering theory questions All Grades
Hints for watch servicing All grades
A step by step series, making a dead beat escapement Final Grade

 

Helping Hand : Book 2Examination Grade
An introduction to Technical drawing Technician and Intermediate Grades
Making cutting tools All Grades
Maintaining screwdrivers All Grades
A step by step series about making screws All Grades

 

Helping Hand : Book 3Examination Grade
A step by step series, making a recoil anchor escapement Intermediate Grade
A step by step series, making watch components – a setting lever Final Grade

 

Helping Hand : Book 4Examination Grade

The first of a two part step by step series explaining how to service a pocket watch:
Removing the movement from the case, diagnosis of faults, dismantling

All Grades
The second part is in A Helping Hand for Students - 5

 

 

Helping Hand : Book 5Examination Grade
The second of a two part step by step series explaining how to service a pocket watch:

Cleaning, re-assembly, lubrication, testing, re-fitting the movement to the case
All Grades
The first part is in A Helping Hand for Students - 4

 

 

Helping Hand : Book 6Examination Grade
A step by step series explaining how to service a quartz watch : testing, dismantling, cleaning, assembly, lubrication, final testing Technician and Intermediate Grades