Whether you’re an amateur or a professional watchmaker, good screwdrivers are one of the most important tools in your arsenal. Investing in a quality set of screwdrivers will pay off. From getting into your watch to adjusting the delicate movement within, these handy tools will be one of your most used.
Most screwdrivers come in sets and are universally colour-coded to designate different sized blades needed for most watch repairs and fit with hexagonal end pieces to stop them from rolling on your workbench. Another important feature of a watchmakers screwdriver is the ball bearing on the top piece of the handle which gives the screwdriver swivel action. This component is key when working on delicate parts. It helps stabilise and create a smooth rotation as you screw or unscrew to avoid any slip or slide off the screw that could lead to damage on other, more important watch parts.
At Maddisons of Durham we have a great selection of watch screwdrivers as well as sharpening tools and replacement blades. Whether you’re looking to repair or upgrade your favourite watch you’ll find all the tools and parts you need at Maddisons of Durham. Not sure what to get? We’re happy to help!