About

Watch toolkit was launched in January 2017 and is quickly gaining a following from aspiring watchmakers, hobbyist watchmakers and watch collectors from around the world.

If you are interested in learning how to maintain, repair and improve your watch then this is the blog to follow. New content will be posted weekly that will teach basic watchmaking techniques. I will be making a watch from readily available parts over the coming weeks and I will document every step of the journey. I will show you how you can create your own unique timepiece with detailed instructions on a myriad of watchmaking procedures, starting with servicing a mechanical watch movement and finishing with building a beautiful watch box to house your watch.

Whilst I am by no means a master watchmaker, I am extremely passionate about watches and have been practising watchmaking as a hobby for several years. I started by refinishing watches that belonged to family members, and myself and over the years I learnt how to rectify many different common faults in both quartz and mechanical watches. Over the past few months I have been learning how to completely disassemble and successfully service various mechanical movements, however, I still have a lot to learn!

I have been fascinated by mechanical objects for as long as I can remember and I have been disassembling and reassembling them for just as long. As well as repairing watches, I also enjoy repairing and servicing antique and unusual firearms. I have worked on a countless number of firearms and have gained many skills that transfer to watchmaking.

Another hobby of mine is woodworking, whilst I thoroughly enjoy making projects from wood, often I find myself spending more time tinkering with the machinery than I do making the project!

If you are interested in following my blog please subscribe so that you are notified when I post new content. If you do maintain repair or improve your watch using the techniques you have learnt from this blog, I would love to see the results on Instagram, direct message watchtoolkit, or use the hashtag #watchtoolkit and I will feature them on my Instagram account!