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Watch And Clock Making And Repairing

First published in 1953, this authoritative work, which was based on a lifetime's practical experience, has been in continuous demand and is recognized as a classic work on the subject. Its great strength lies in the descriptions and principles of watch and clock construction in an easy-to-follow manner. The book opens with a description of the various tools and materials essential for good work; details are then given concerning the construction and repair of the various types of movement, trains, motion work and gearing, the various forms of escapement, keyless mechanisms, balances and balance springs, pendulums, striking and repeating mechanisms, calendars, chronograph work and chronometers. The subject of cleaning is given careful consideration, while filing and turning, the two most important operations in watch and clock making, are given special attention. The construction of specialist tools for repair work, many of which were designed by the author, is explained in some detail and illustrated by working drawings. In addition, an appendix lists the various causes of failure and bad time-keeping.

Hardcover: 410 pages

Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club; 3rd edition (September 1997)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0709049951

ISBN-13: 978-0709049951

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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