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Abbott (H.G.): The American Watchmaker and Jeweler

Abbott (H.G.): The American Watchmaker and Jeweler
NEW. 354 pages, 288 figs., reprinted 1989. First published in 1893 this is an encyclopaedia for the horologist, jeweller, gold and silversmith containing hundreds of receipts and formulas with directions for using all the latest tools, attachments and devices for watchmakers and jewellers. These books are old stock - new unused copies with card covers (now a little wrinkled on the spine). (Ref: N1081)

Price: 19.00
Barnes (N.) & Jordan (A.): Maintaining Longcase Clocks: An Owner's Guide to Maintenance, Restoration and Conservation

Barnes (N.) & Jordan (A.): Maintaining Longcase Clocks: An Owner's Guide to Maintenance, Restoration and Conservation
NEW. 192 pages, 300 illustrations, 2013. A short introduction to longcase clocks and how to date them followed by chapters on maintenance and repair. The restoration section includes chapters on simple and more difficult procedures for movements and for cases. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3474)
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Price: 25.00
Barrow (C.) The American Pocket Watch - A Comprehensive Guide to Repair and Servicing

Barrow (C.): The American Pocket Watch - A Comprehensive Guide to Repair and Servicing
NEW. 128 pages, 56 figures, 2014. The third in a series of books by Christopher Barrow, this volume is written for the amateur enthusiast who wishes to service and repair American pocket watches. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3525)
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Price: 15.99
Barrow (C.): The Pocket Watch: Restoration, Maintenance and Repair

Barrow (C.): The Pocket Watch: Restoration, Maintenance and Repair
NEW. 190 pages, 92 figures, 2nd edition, 2011. A practical guide to cleaning and repairing pocket watches, using as examples six of the most typical types of watch from a period spanning the late 18th century to the early 20th century. The author takes the intelligent enthusiast through the cleaning and repair process, and aims to equip the reader with a sound basic knowledge of the process and all the tools and materials required. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1906)
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Price: 18.99
Barrow (C.): The Verge Pocket Watch Its History, Development and Maintenance

Barrow (C.): The Verge Pocket Watch It's History, Development and Maintenance
NEW. 171 pages, 99 illustrations, 2011. A concise guide for the enthusiastic amateur on the history of the verge watch and the cleaning and repair of a variety of English and Continental verge movements. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2543)
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Price: 17.99
Bray (S.): Metalworking Tools and Techniques

Bray (S.): Metalworking Tools and Techniques
NEW. 176 pages, 200 illus., reprinted 2008. An excellent book explaining and illustrating the basic skills for marking out, drilling, tapping, shaping, joining, and filing. Use of the lathe and its accessories is included as well as sharpening tools and setting up a workshop. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1919)
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Price: 20.00
Bray (S.): Milling

Bray (S.): Milling
NEW. 176 pages, well illustrated, 2011. A good guide to buying and setting up a milling machine, using the milling table, holding the work, cutters and cutter holding, cutting fluids, division etc. The paperback edition, card covers. (Ref: N3186)

Price: 14.99
Brittain (A.) & Morton (P.): Engraving on Precious Metals

Brittain (A.) & Morton (P.): Engraving on Precious Metals
NEW. 228 pages, 257 figures, reprinted 2014. A good guide to all aspects of hand engraving with chapters on tools and equipment, engraving letters and monograms, as well as polishing, erasing and restoring surfaces. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2319)
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Price: 17.99

Britten (F.J.): The Watch and Clockmakers' Handbook, Dictionary and Guide
O/P. 312 pages, illus., 5th edition, 1884. One of the earlier editions of this classic work, and still of use to clock makers and restorers today. (Ref: K2882 - L1)

Price: 20.00

Britten (F.J.): The Watch & Clock Maker's Handbook, Dictionary and Guide
O/P. 384 pages, illus., 6th edition, 1886. One of the earlier editions of this clasic work, and still of use to clock makers and restorers today. A good copy for its age, internally good, wear to head (with small split) and foot of spine. (Ref: K343 - C3)

Price: 20.00

Britten (F.J.): Watch and Clockmakers' Dictionary and Guide
O/P. 499 pages, illus., 1976. A reprint of the 11th edition (originally published in 1915) of this well known handbook. Most enthusiasts have a copy of one of the editions of this work. Good copy with dust jacket. (Ref: K866 - B1)

Price: 14.00

Britten (F.J.): Watch and Clockmakers' Dictionary and Guide
O/P. 499 pages, illus., 1976. A reprint of the 11th edition (originally published in 1915) of this well-known handbook. Most enthusiasts have a copy of one of the editions of this work. A good copy, without dust jacket. (Ref: K1499 - R1)

Price: 9.00

Britten (F.J.): Britten's Watch & Clock Maker's Handbook Dictionary and Guide
O/P. 460 pages, 16th edition, reprinted 1989. This is the most recent and best edition which was revised by Richard Good. This is a very useful book for the workshop hence it has been updated and reprinted many times. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1378 - H7)

Price: 50.00

Britten (F.W.): The Watch Repairer's Instructor
O/P. 140 pages, 112 figs., 1944. A practical handbook on cleaning, repairing and adjusting with information on tools and materials. A good copy. (Ref: K53 - C2)

Price: 15.00

[Bulova]: The Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking - Training Manual

[Bulova]: The Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking - Training Manual
NEW. 344 pages, figures, 13th edition, 2003. An excellent training manual for watchmakers, with very clear diagrams and explanations. Of use to all restorers, repairers and enthusiasts who want to develop their skills. Hardback. (Ref: N1304)

Price: 55.00

Camm (F.J.): Watches, Adjustment and Repair
O/P. 166 pages, 2nd edition, 1941. A practical handbook on 20th century watches for the restorer. A good copy, the dust jacket worn to top of spine. (Ref: K1104 - F5)

Price: 20.00

Camm (F.J.): Watches, Adjustment and Repair
O/P. 166 pages, 148 figs., 6th edition, 1948. A practical handbook on 20th century watches for the restorer. Good copy with light wear to boards. (Ref: K402 - C1)

Price: 10.00

Conover (S.G.): How to Repair Herschede Tubular Bell Clocks
O/P. 70 pages, 44 figures,1986. A very useful book for owners and repairers of these well known clocks. A very good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K2907 - BX14)

Price: 25.00

Daniels (G.): The Practical Watch Escapement

Daniels (G.): The Practical Watch Escapement
NEW. 76 pages, illustrated, new edition, 2016. An expert's description of all common escapements with practical notes on their geometries, together with a description and drawings of George Daniel's famous co-axial escapement, the first new escapement since Thomas Mudge's lever. The text of this new edition is the same as the first edition, plus a foreword by Roger Smith and a summary of the industry's use of the co-axial escapement since Omega started using it in their wristwatches in 1999. The photographs, different but now in colour, show several of Daniel's pocket watches and his Anniversary wristwatch. This new edition is hardback with dust jacket. (Ref: N4096)
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Price: 30.00
De Carle (D.):  Clock and Watch Repairing

De Carle (D.): Clock and Watch Repairing
NEW. 309 pages, 248 figures, reprinted 2003. First published in 1959 this book has three sections: clock repair, watch repair and the mechanics of complicated watches. With dust jacket. (Ref: N512)
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Price: 18.99

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