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Cleeve (S.): Screw Cutting in the Lathe
O/P. 173 pages, figs., reprinted 2010. An excellent book for enthusiasts to learn the principles of screw cutting in the lathe and gearing an English lead screw for metric threads. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4903 - CR10)

Price: 5.00

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
De Carle (D.):  Complicated Watches and Their Repair

De Carle (D.): Complicated Watches and Their Repair
NEW. 174 pages, 217 figures, 2011. First published in 1956 this book has been reprinted many times as it is an essential reference book for the watch repairer and restorer. The book covers automatic watches, chronographs, alarm watches, calendar watches and repeaters from all the major manufacturers. With dust jacket. (Ref: N646)
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Price: 18.50
De Carle (D.): Practical Clock Repairing

De Carle (D.): Practical Clock Repairing
NEW. 244 pages, 405 figures, reprinted 2017. De Carle wrote this book in 1946 because no authoritative book existed to provide the specialist knowledge required by apprentices and working clock repairers. The book has become a standard reference work on the subject. With dust jacket. (Ref: N514)
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Price: 18.99
De Carle (D.): Practical Watch Adjusting & Springing

De Carle (D.): Practical Watch Adjusting & Springing
NEW. 150 pages, 4 plates, 186 figures, reprinted 2006. Writing in 1977, Donald De Carle observed that watch adjusting and springing had reached its peak - quartz watches being superior timekeepers. If you work on watches with balance springs then you need this book, it will enable you to get the best out of a mechanical watch. With dust jacket. (Ref: N513)

Price: 17.50
De Carle (D.): Practical Watch Repairing

De Carle (D.): Practical Watch Repairing
NEW. 319 pages, 574 figures, third edition, reprinted 2020. De Carle wrote this book in 1946 because no authoritative book existed to provide the specialist knowledge required by apprentices and working watch repairers. The book has become a standard reference work on the subject; this edition includes chapters on the Bulova tuning fork watch and the use of timing machines. With dust jacket. (Ref: N509)
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Price: 18.99
De Carle (D.): The Watchmakers and Model Engineers Lathe - a Users Manual

De Carle (D.): The Watchmakers and Model Engineers Lathe a Users Manual
NEW. 238 pages, 73 plates, 229 figures, 6th edition, reprinted 2019. This edition of this well known work was revised by Eric Redstall. This book is the standard work on the subject and is a comprehensive survey of lathes and lathe accessories worldwide. The book also has a list of lathe and tool stockists in Great Britain and the U.S.A. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2308)
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Price: 20.00

'Duplex': Sharpening Small Tools
O/P. 106 pages, 106 figures, reprinted 1972. A useful book on how to sharpen woodworking and metalworking tools. Sharp tools are essential for good quality work. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K5028 - E5)

Price: 5.00

Fried (H.B.): The Electric Watch Repair Manual
O/P. 216 pages, figs., 1st edition, 1965. The book's subtitle - A complete Manual on the Repair of Electric Watches and Battery driven Clocks - describes the book well. Good copy, the card covers a little worn. (Ref: K2888 - CR10)

Price: 30.00

Fried (H.B.): The Watch Repairer's Manual

Fried (H.B.): The Watch Repairer's Manual
NEW. 453 pages, over 550 illustrations, 4th edition, 1986. This book has become an international standard reference work on the subject of watch repair; there is even a Chinese edition! This is a very detailed and comprehensive book which was written for restorers of American and European watches. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1075)
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Price: 42.50

Garrard (F.J.): Watch Repairing, Cleaning and Adjusting
O/P. 214 pages, 210 figures, 3rd edition, 1914. A practical book by a watchmaker who served an apprenticeship and worked at the bench all his life. Still in original cloth binding (now a bit loose), spine discoloured, contents good. (Ref: K123 - Z3)

Price: 15.00

Gazeley (W.J.): Clock & Watch Escapements

Gazeley (W.J.): Clock & Watch Escapements
NEW. 294 pages, illus., reprinted 2020. The latest reprint of Gazeley's classic work, written by a master craftsman, with detailed explanations and diagrams of all commonly found escapements. This book is of use to restorers and all enthusiasts who want a better understanding of the subject. With dust jacket. (Ref: N125)
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Price: 27.00
Gazeley (W.J.): Watch and Clock Making and Repairing

Gazeley (W.J.): Watch and Clock Making and Repairing
NEW. 425 pages, 314 figures, 2nd edition, reprinted 2014. First published in 1953, and written by a highly respected craftsman, this book has been reprinted many times. The book starts with tools and techniques and then deals with the construction and repair of clocks, watches and chronometers. With dust jacket. (Ref: N510)
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Price: 27.00
Goodrich (W.L.): The Modern Clock

Goodrich (W.L.): The Modern Clock
NEW. 502 pages, 161 figs., 2nd edition, reprinted 2005. First published in 1905 this is a study of the time keeping mechanism, its construction, regulation & repair. The book is an American practical book on clock repair and includes a section on electric clocks. Hardback. (Ref: N2280)

Price: 18.50

Gullick (T.J.): Oil Painting on Glass: Including Mirrors, Windows, Etc.;
O/P. 84 pages, [ 1892 ]. Published by Windsor & Newton this book has, in addition to the main text, a 64-page catalogue of Windsor & Newton's Colours and Materials. A good copy for its age, card covers now discoloured. (Ref: K3304 - V1)

Price: 15.00

[Hamilton Watch Company]: Service and Repair of the Hamilton Electric Watch
O/P. 107 pages, 84 figs., 1959. A step by step manual for the world's first electric watch introduced by Hamilton in 1957. 'Ventura', 'Atlantis' and 'Everest' were the names of some of the early models. A good clean copy, covers a little marked. (Ref: K4849 - CR9)

Price: 45.00

Hasluck (P.N.): The Mechanic's Workshop Handybook
O/P. 136 pages, 8th edition, 1911. A practical manual of information of use to the enthusiast in his workshop. Spine very worn, front cover partly detached. (Ref: K3498 - W1)

Price: 5.00

Hickling (J.): Practical Jewellery Repair
O/P. 192 pages, figures, reprinted 1998. A useful guide to the tools and techniques used in jewellery repair, written by an experienced craftsman. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K2572 - B3)

Price: 14.00


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