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Holtzapffel (C.):  Turning and Mechanical Manipulation Volume 2

Holtzapffel (C.): Turning and Mechanical Manipulation Volume 2
NEW. [567 pages], 1024 figs., a reprint of the 1875 edition, 1993. Volume 2 of this famous work has the subtitle: The principles of construction, action, and application, of cutting tools used by hand; and also of machines derived from the hand tools. Paperback. (Ref: N1799)
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Price: 20.00

Humbert (B.): Swiss Self-Winding Watches
O/P. 254 pages including adverts, 396 figs., 1st edition, 1956. A description of all the modern watch calibres current in 1956 with details of their mechanisms and repair. A useful book for the restorer of these watches. Internally good but stiff card covers worn at corners. (Ref: K1159 - M3)

Price: 50.00

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Atmos Repair Notes
NEW. 16 pages, illus., no date. Repair notes for the famous Atmos clock, caliber numbers 526 (the Atmos V), 528 (the Atmos VI) and 540 (the Atmos Classic 5400 and Atmos 150e). Paper covers. (Ref: N1649)

Price: 8.00

Jaquet (E.) & Defossez (L.): Cours lmentaire de Rglage destin aux Horlogers
O/P. 87 pages, 136 figures, 3rd edition, 1945. This volume is the third part of the Swiss Horological School's course on adjusting pendulums and balances for time regulation. Good copy (text with a few annotations in pencil), card covers. [French language] (Ref: K172 - C1)

Price: 27.00

Jaquet (E.) & Gibertini (D.): La Rparation des Pendules
O/P. 232 pages, 135 illus., 2nd edition, 1948. A collection of clock repair articles which first appeared in the Journal Suisse d'Horlogerie between 1932 and 1935. The senior author was director of the horological school in Geneva. A good copy. [French language] (Ref: K1348 - F5)

Price: 45.00

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)
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Price: 25.00
Jendritzki (H.): The Watch Repairer's Manual

Jendritzki (H.): The Watch Repairer's Manual
NEW. 181 pages, illustrated, reprinted from the 1970 edition, 2012. A useful and practical book detailing how to properly repair Swiss watches and describing the problems likely to be encountered. The original title was The Swiss Watch Repairer's Manual. The book was long out of print and is always in demand. Card covers. (Ref: N2881)

Price: 40.00
Jendritzki (H.): The Watchmaker and his Lathe

Jendritzki (H.): The Watchmaker and his Lathe
NEW. 86 pages, well illustrated, reprinted 2018. An excellent book for those who wish to learn how to use a lathe and its accessories, as well as how to sharpen the tools required. Card covers. (Ref: N4375)
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Price: 35.00
Jendritzki (H.): Watch Adjustment

Jendritzki (H.): Watch Adjustment
NEW. 107 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, reprinted 2012. This book has long been unavailable, despite its importance for the repair of mechanical watches, so this reprint will be welcomed by watch enthusiasts. The book will enable the reader to understand the fundamental rules of watch adjustment, and the manner in which they should be applied, to improve the performance of a watch quickly and with little trouble. (Ref: N959)
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Price: 75.00
Jendritzki (H.) & Matthey (J.P.): Repairing Antique Pendulum Clocks

Jendritzki (H.) & Matthey (J.P.): Repairing Antique Pendulum Clocks
NEW. 96 pages, lots of figures, 1973. A well respected book with chapters on Gear Trains, Escapements, Pendulums and their Suspension; The Striking Works; and Time Indication. The hardback (laminated boards) edition. (Ref: N2415)

Price: 45.00

[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: 22.00

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

[Kendrick & Davis Co.]: Staking Tools and How to Use Them
O/P. [100 pages], illustrated, 1988. A reprint of the section on staking tools taken from the 1910 Kendrick & Davis Co. Catalogue of Staking Tools. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2222 - K1)

Price: 35.00

Lammas (D.): Adhesives and Sealants
O/P. 136 pages, illustrated, 1991. A useful guide to the practical use of adhesives and sealants in the workshop and around the home. Includes adhesive types, suitable materials, joint design and joint preparation. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K5029 - A1)

Price: 5.00

LeCoultre (F.): A Guide to Complicated Watches

LeCoultre (F.): A Guide to Complicated Watches
NEW. 148 pages plus 47 folding plates (with 54 figures), 4th edition, English language, 2020. A good book by a former professor at the Geneva School of Watchmaking. All types of complication are discussed in detail - striking mechanisms, astronomical work, chronographs, jumping seconds, quarter repeaters, perpetual calendars, equation work, etc. A new, fully revised, edition of this well-known work. All the figures have been moved to the end of the book on fold out plates, so can be consulted alongside the relevant text. An excellent book for enthusiasts and restorers. (Ref: N5040)
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Price: 75.00

Lenormand, Janvier & Magnier: Manuels-Roret : Nouveau Manuel Complet de L'Horloger Tome Premier
O/P. 394 pages, 1896. This edition was revised by E. E. Stahl and includes electrical and pneumatic horology as well as music boxes. The title page calls for an atlas of 15 plates but sadly this is missing from this copy. A small format book, good condition, paper covers. [French language] (Ref: K3912 - R1)

Price: 20.00

[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: 25.00

[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: 20.00

Miles (R.H.A.) & Ridout (M.): Brilli Electric Clocks

Miles (R.H.A.) & Ridout (M.): Brilli Electric Clocks
NEW. [98 pages], illustrated, 2007. This book published by the AHS's Electrical Horology Group is an English translation of several original French product catalogues, installation and set up notes, and a fault-finding guide. The catalogues cover a wide range of Brillié clocks and the notes on operation, installation and fault finding will be of use to restorers. Soft covers. (Ref: N1427)
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Price: 15.00

Monk (S.C.): The Essence of Clock Repair
O/P. 193 pages, illus., 1983. An American publication by a well respected clockmaker, this book studies over 50 types of clock and their repair. Good copy with dust jacket (the latter worn to corners and top of spine). (Ref: K1183 - G7)

Price: 25.00


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