FREE Lesson 1 from The OS 9-66 Ordnance Timepieces School Text
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This section is all of Chapter 1 of the book and a portion of Chapter 2.
In Chapter 1 you will learn about several specific watches that the US government made. It will then lead you through the operation of each part of a watch's movement from the power assembly, the wheel train all the way through the dial train. Even the keyless works or winding operation are covered.
In Chapter 2 you will find the first 2 sections and part of section 3.
Chapter 2 section 1, the "Tools and Supplies" section, you'll get a list of the tools this particular course suggests are the most important ones to own. They call the list the "Junior Watch-repairman's kit". It is the list of tools that is requested over and over in the online repair forums.
Section 2 you'll get your first taste of what I think is the best part of this book, the checklists. Checklists are a great way of building consistency in how you work. They are also fantastic when you are troubleshooting!
Section 3 is the "Malfunctions" section. I've included ONE page of the SIX that list problems, potential causes and a brief remedy. It's one of the best checklists of this type that I've seen.
With this portion of the textbook, you will get a very good idea of the structure of this book. There are some awesome diagrams included that you'll use often, even after you've completed the course. And checklists that are invaluable.
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