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De Carle (D.): Practical Watch Adjusting & Springing

De Carle (D.): Practical Watch Adjusting & Springing
NEW. 150 pages, 4 plates, 186 figures, reprinted 2023. 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. (Ref: N513)

Price: 22.00
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)

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 2022. 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)

Price: 20.00
Dzik (W.H.): Beneath the Dial: English Clock Pull Repeat Striking, 1675-1725

Dzik (W.H.): Beneath the Dial: English Clock Pull Repeat Striking, 1675-1725
NEW. 589 pages, circa 1000 illustrations, 2023. Beneath the Dial is the first book in almost 40 years devoted to pull repeat striking in early English clocks. The book is divided into two parts - part 1 reviews the origins of pull repeat striking during the last quarter of the 17th century; part 2 presents a detailed illustrated Atlas which categorizes pull quarter strike designs for over 200 clocks and timepieces produced between 1675 and 1725. The book includes expert technical contributions by Roger Still, an experienced clock restorer. (Ref: N5200)

Price: 99.00

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 - C2)

Price: 25.00

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)

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)

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.

* Was £18.50, now on special offer at £9.00 *

(Ref: N2280)

Price: 9.00

Grossmann (M.): Der freie Ankergang fr Uhren - Praktische und theoretische Abhandlung
O/P. 352 pages, figures, 20 plates, facsimile reprint 1981. Moritz Grossmann, a watch manufacturer from Glashütte, was awarded first prize in November 1865 by the British Horological Institute for his Prize Essay on the detached lever escapement. This is a reprint of the second edition published in 1893, his essay is a Practical and Theoretical Treatise on the Detached Lever Escapement for Watches and Timepieces. A very good copy with good dust jacket. [German language] (Ref: K5136 - Y2)

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 - M2)

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

Higginbotham (C.): Precision Time Measures their Construction and Repair
O/P. 345 pages, 211 figs., reprinted 1952. A manual on the theory and mechanical laws governing the construction of timekeeping machines and accepted methods of their maintenance and repair. The author was a well respected craftsman; he was master watchmaker with the Hampden Watch Company then superintendent with the Seth Thomas Watch Company, the Illinois Watch Company and the South Bend Watch Company. The first edition was published in 1913. A fine copy. (Ref: K1586 - S1)

Price: 20.00

Holtzapffel (J.J.): Hand or Simple Turning Principles and Practice
O/P. 592 pages, 1976 hardback reprint of volume 4 of Turning and Mechanical Manipulation. Good copy with good dust jacket, the latter faded on the spine. (Ref: K1156 - H3)

Price: 30.00

Jeffery (S.): An Introductory Guide to Repairing Mechanical Clocks

Jeffery (S.): An Introductory Guide to Repairing Mechanical Clocks
NEW. 224 pages, over 400 illustrations, 2016. Written by an experienced professional restorer this book is aimed at the absolute beginner, and the amateur repairer, who wish to overhaul and repair the most commonly encountered clocks in a sympathetic and competent manner. The book includes tools and workshop design; anchor, deadbeat, brocot, cylinder and lever escapements; and a wide range of workshop techniques for the clock repairer. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3890)

Price: 25.00

Jenkins (G.) & Bear (M.): Sundials & Timedials
O/P. 8 pages of instructions and 15 sheets of A4 printed card for cutting out and making into 9 models. Published in 1987. Models include a nocturnal, two-sided equatorial sundial, a polar sundial and a solar compass. Very good copy card covers. (Ref: K908 - H4)

Price: 7.00

[Jewellers' Circular Publishing Co.]: Workshop Notes for Jewelers & Watchmakers
O/P. 222 pages, reprinted 1996. This is a modern reprint of a book first published in 1892 which itself was a collection of articles which first appeared in the American The Jewelers' Circular from 1870 onwards. There are articles on watch repairing, clock repairing, the treatment of gold and silver as well as a good index. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1574 - H6)

Price: 5.00

Jrgensen (U.): Die hhere Uhrmacherkunst
O/P. 375 pages, portrait, 23 plates, reprinted 1980. First published in 1846 the book was edited by Louis Urban Jürgensen (Urban's son), based in the second French edition with amendments and additions, and a biography of Urban Jürgensen (1776 - 1830). The full title translates as "The higher art of watchmaking. Rules for the precise measurement of time by clocks, or instructions for the manufacture of astronomical, nautical and other precise clocks". A very good copy with good dust jacket. [German language] (Ref: K5139 - Y3)

Price: 15.00

[Lukin (J.)]: The Amateur Mechanic's Workshop
O/P. 148 pages, 2 folding plates, 168 figures, 1st edition, 1870. A treatise containing plain and concise directions for the manipulation of wood and metals including casting, forging, brazing, soldering and carpentry. A good copy (spine a little worn). (Ref: K3505 - G2)

Price: 20.00

[Lukin (J.)]: The Amateur Mechanic's Workshop
O/P. 148 pages, 2 folding plates, 168 figures, 7th edition, 1888. A treatise containing plain and concise directions for the manipulation of wood and metals including casting, forging, brazing, soldering and carpentry. A good copy (4cm split to cloth on spine). (Ref: K3500 - X2)

Price: 15.00


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