Complete Beginner Watchmaking Tool Buying Guide

David Barnwell
David Barnwell

Here's the breakdown:

Vor year
Raphael
Raphael

Please, please, please (said like James Brown)...continue on this theme, of walking beginners into the horology life, this article was so information packed, the people I have shared this with, are getting the bug!

Vor 2 years
George Reynolds
George Reynolds

My grandfather serviced watches and clocks about 100 years ago and I still have the loupe and some of the screwdrivers he used. I remember playing with some other devices whose use was a mystery, but thanks to this video I now know what they were - case knife, oilers, brass cleaning basket etc. Thank you for such an informative and interesting video!

Vor year
John André
John André

Here's the breakdown for the cheapest prices mentioned in the video:

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Chris Bland
Chris Bland

I'm actually pleasantly surprised at the cost actually. Every hobby can get expensive the more you dive into it. As an amateur chef I wouldn't expect much change from $1500 for a good set of knives, bowls, pans and a stand mixer. Although it's not my thing I always find great enjoyment in watching skilled hands doing excellent work. These videos are fascinating, and presented in such an informative and welcoming style they are a genuine pleasure to watch. The highest compliment I can give is that Marshal makes it look so easy - and that is truly the mark of an excellent practitioner. You have my admiration, sir. 🙂

Nomad
Nomad

As a new subscriber, I have to say that the information you give to a beginner is superb. I got the feeling of you genuinely wanting to help new hobbyist watchmakers and found your advice impeccable. Thank you.

Billyboy
Billyboy

i have been so shy to get into watch repair or simply opening and closing a watch because i was too afraid to ask certain questions. im from the military and people around arent exactly the kind that can understand the delicate art of watch movements. this video was so incredibly helpful. iv decided i want to try my hand at it. marshal helped in deciding that. thank you

Vor year
James Vincent
James Vincent

I’ve been welding for twenty years and spent 12 of those years welding semiconductors. Most of the time I need to look under magnification after I’ve welded something. I have a huge interest in the watch making process but I also know that it takes great skill, knowledge, patience and passion to be a great watchmaker. This video has me on the fence right now. Very informative and tempting 👍🏻

The Bird On Watches
The Bird On Watches

Marshall, you have given me years of knowledge in the most comprehensive way imaginable. Thank you for all of your restoration videos. Your work belongs on a DVD video box set. I'm confident in saying makers at ETA are not much better at performing the job than you are.

Vor 28 Tage
Conor O'Brien
Conor O'Brien

I don't think I'll ever get into watch making as I have enough expensive fiddly hobbies and I'm not that into wearing watches. But damn is this stuff fascinating, and I could listen to Marshal all day.

Vor 2 years
Embrace The Suck
Embrace The Suck

I would love to see a series of videos helping a beginning hobiest service a basic automatic. This is a great part 1, but I would recommend topics like recommended movements to start with, how to get a cheap working movement to service (so you don't toast something you care about), step-by-step teardown with beginner tips like how to keep track of parts, assembling and disassembling tips (stubborn screws, matching tips with heads, amount of pressure to reassemble), bail-out options (advise from someone experienced, how to find them, parts replacement location), etc.

Wade Hampton
Wade Hampton

Marshall, thank you for sharing this with us, I saved the video to my favorites so that I can easily access it. I'm ready to take the plunge and get my hands on it. Thanks to you, I can mentally take a basic ETA movement apart and put it back together again. I'm going to take Mark Lovick's watch repair course and see what happens. I've been fascinated with mechanical watches since 1966, when I received a wind-up Timex watch for my sixth birthday. It's high time that I learned to service my small collection of watches, and go through a box of non-running vintage watches that belonged to my grandparents and father.

Wade Hampton
Wade Hampton

Thanks for taking the time to show us the basic tools you need to begin working with your own mechanical watches, Marshall. I've been fascinated with mechanical movements all my life (I'm sixty-one years old). I recently discovered that Timex is producing two Twenty-one jewel Japanese movement mechanical watches again. They have The Waterbury Collection, and The Marlin Collection. Both can be bought for around a hundred dollars (with the four years extended warranty). I bought one of each, and both of them have a date display. This is a pretty big deal for me, because my very first watch was a Timex mechanical movement boys watch, that I got for my sixth birthday in 1966. I now have a couple of nastalgic watches to wear, that remind me of my very first watch, every time I check the time!

RedSweater
RedSweater

This is so wild. I used to watch Marshal's Deck Tech videos in 2009 when I was into Magic and now stumbled on his Watch Making Techs now that I am getting into horology. You can totally feel his commentator experience throughout his watch repair videos.

chevytech1965
chevytech1965

I have been watching your videos for a bit now. I wanted to try my hand at watch repair and have compiled a list from previous videos. This video was perfect because in my searching I was always debating on cheaping out or not. THANK YOU for making it an easier decision. As a fellow vehicle mechanic tools are the most important part. Best part is they don't come in a truck every Wednesday lol.

Vor 2 years
Victor Dias
Victor Dias

I love this channel.

Vor 21 Tag
Edgar Paniagua
Edgar Paniagua

Just wanted to thank you for all the great content you have. I've always been a watch enthusiast as far back as I can remember. I recently began this fulfillment hobby of Modding mostly Seiko watches, but I was intimated to go any further. Your videos have given many of us the push to explore and dive in to what was once a mystery. Thank you!

Michael Petrik
Michael Petrik

Marshall you should put out another video with more advanced tools. Such as the spring winder, some of the presses you use, etc. Would be informative and helpful. Thanks 🙏

ArthurAlcantara
ArthurAlcantara

"You'll need to breathe air as you work on your movements, I'd recommend you only get the Bergeon air as it's about 40 bucks per cubic feet, generic free air from the ambient around you should do in a pinch but It may not last as long.. Get the Bergeon one though"

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Felix Schmollgruber
Felix Schmollgruber

Hi Marshall, your videos are truly great! I love people who put passion in restoring and repairing stuff as this is one of my passions too. Keep going!

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