Hardcover: 410 pages
Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club; 3rd edition (September 1997)
Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6 x 8.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,472,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #200 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Clocks & Watches
If you want to make a handmade watch or clock, this book is a Gold mine of information. Covers making watches and clocks from a European perspective using European methods. It seems to me that it leans a little more towards watchmaking than clock making. Old enough to be a good repository of simple old style techniques but still new enough to be easily understood. Loads of clear illustrations on almost every page will leave you thinking "So that's how they did it" time and time again. I am a watch and clock repairman and Of my collection of over 150 Clock and watch books, This is in my top five favorite books.
If you are looking to get into a trade that pays, this book has some sound advice. Clockmakers can make good money still if you pick the right area and type of clock to specialize in. The book contains sound advice and is well written. Clockmaking is not the most demanded of skills these days, but if you have a knack for fixing mechanical things, this could be a good area for you.
One of thebest books on the market for clock making. Excellant seller-fastand honest.
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