When I started to work on watches, one of the best times, and most difficult times, was getting all the tools I needed… I’ve spent years acquiring both new and vintage tools, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Below, is a video describing the tools you’ll need. I’ll also be placing an amazon link where you can purchase the tools I recommend below the video.
A Very good set of watchmaker screwdrivers. I’ve been using these for 20 years, they hold up very well.
Watchmaker’s Bench. This is a really nice bench. If you intent to fix a lot of watches, or jewelry, then you’ll appreciate it. Otherwise, you can always start on the kitchen table!
Tweezers. These are good to start with. If you are interested in a better set, let me know…
Hand Removers. Used to take hands off watches. Set Style 1
Hand Removers. Set Style 2
Watch Case Cushion This is a must have, to hold the watch down on.
Ultrasonic Cleaner. Home use
Ultrasonic Cleaner. Professional use.
Cleaning Solution for ultrasonics and watches/jewelry
Ultrasonic basket for parts, style 1 (Must Have)
Ultrasonic basket for parts, style 2 (I have three of these, recommend at least two)
Hand Powered Blower/Dust Remover (a Must)
Crystal Press. Used to press watch cases together or put crystals into cases
Glass Jars, to hold distilled water and watch rinse, 1 cup in size with lids. You can get these at just about any grocery store.