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Vernon (J.): The Grandfather Clock Maintenance Manual
O/P. 103 pages, 31 figs., 8 plates, 1983. A useful well written book for those starting out in the hobby. Good copy without dust jacket. (Ref: K391 - E2)

Price: 30.00

Vogel (C.F.): Praktisher unterricht von Taschenuhren sowol fr Verfertiger als auch fr Liebhaber derselben
O/P. 422 pages + 20 page index, 6 folding plates, facsimile reprint 1978. Originally published in Leipzig in1774, this book contains practical instructions about pocket watches for both makers and enthusiasts; according to Baillie it gives an insight into workshop methods at the time. Very good copy with good dust jacket. [German language] (Ref: K5140 - Y2)

Price: 9.00

[War Dept.]: TM 9-1575 War Department Technical Manual - Ordnance Maintenance - Wrist Watches, Pocket Watches, Stop Watches, and Clocks by order of United States of America Secretary of War
O/P. 222 pages, illus., reprinted 1989. A republication of a manual first issued in 1945 with practical hints and helps for maintaining the Services' timepieces. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1457 - L2)

Price: 25.00

Watters (M.): Mechanical and Quartz Watch Repair

Watters (M.): Mechanical and Quartz Watch Repair
NEW. 160 pages, 180 figures, 1999. After a chapter on tools and techniques the author explains how to clean a typical lever watch, the overhaul of a chronograph and discusses the working of various escapements and the use of the timing machine. A chapter on basic electricity and magnetism is followed by chapters on quartz watch repair, liquid crystal displays servicing a 5 motor chronograph and the Seiko Kinetic. With dust jacket. (Ref: N504)
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Price: 19.95
Watters (M.): The Clock Repairer's Manual

Watters (M.): The Clock Repairer's Manual
NEW. 176 pages, 219 figs., 1st edition, reprinted 2008. A good guide for the serious beginner with information on using the lathe, chiming work, platform escapements and much more. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1921)
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Price: 19.99

Weiss (A.): Workshop Materials
O/P. 147 pages, figs., 1999. A useful guide to the properties of ferrous and non ferrous metals, plastics, adhesives, solders, pickles, sealants and more. A good copy, card covers (front cover creased). (Ref: K4904 - CR10)

Price: 5.00

Whiten (A.J.): Repairing Old Clocks & Watches

Whiten (A.J.): Repairing Old Clocks & Watches
NEW. 280 pages, 274 figures, reprinted 2014. This book, written by a serious amateur restorer for other amateurs, is a sympathetic guide which will stimulate and inspire; the author has learnt from experience, you can learn from him. With dust jacket. (Ref: N507)
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Price: 20.00

Wild (J.M.): Clock Wheel & Pinion Cutting
O/P. 46 pages, 31 photos, 13 figs, 1983. A small practical booklet on the theory and practice of wheel & pinion cutting. A good copy (owners name on half title page), card covers. (Ref: K1229 - B2)

Price: 9.00

Wild (J.M.): Wheel and Pinion Cutting in Horology - a Historical and Practical Guide

Wild (J.M.): Wheel and Pinion Cutting in Horology - a Historical and Practical Guide
NEW. 253 pages, 555 photographs, reprinted 2017. The author wrote a small paperback, now out of print, on this subject many years ago which was very useful. This is a new much larger work of use to all those who restore clocks. The practical sections include the theory of gearing, making cutters, cutting wheels and pinions, crossing out wheels, mounting wheels on arbors as well as information on replacing and finishing worn pivots. With dust jacket. (Ref: N325)
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Price: 29.95
Wiles (M.W.): Maintaining and Repairing Mechanical Watches - A Practical Guide

Wiles (M.W.): Maintaining and Repairing Mechanical Watches - A Practical Guide
NEW. 208 pages, 242 colour photographs, 42 diagrams, 2016. A book written by an experienced watch repairer aimed at the novice as well as those with more experience. Full of advice and tips it has excellent step-by-step photographs with accompanying text, demonstrating how to maintain a mechanical watch and how to identify problems and correct them. The book covers a whole range of subjects from the simple task of replacing straps to fitting a mainspring and understanding the more complicated workings of the escapement. With dust jacket. (Ref: N4000)
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Price: 25.00

Wilding (J.): How to Repair Antique Clocks Volume 1
O/P. 94 pages, 245 figs., 1979. The first of a useful series of books for practical enthusiasts who want to learn how to repair clocks and make some of the necessary tools. Chapters include the repair of pivots, making a Jacot drum, overhaul a 30-hr longcase movement, wheelcutting, repair of pallets, and lots more. A good copy of the softbound edition. (Ref: K937 - G4)

Price: 25.00

Wilding (J.): How to Repair Antique Clocks Volume 1
O/P. 94 pages, 245 figs., 1st edition, 1979. The first of a useful series of books for practical enthusiasts who want to learn how to repair clocks and make some of the necessary tools. Chapters include the repair of pivots, making a Jacot drum, overhaul a 30-hr longcase movement, wheelcutting, repair of pallets, and lots more. A good copy of the hardback edition with good dust jacket. (Ref: K956 - V1)

Price: 30.00

Wilding (J.): How to Repair Antique Clocks Volume 1
O/P. 120 pages, illustrated, new edition, 1990. The first of a useful series of 3 books for practical enthusiasts who want to learn how to repair clocks and make some of the necessary tools. Chapters include the repair of pivots, making a Jacot drum, overhaul a 30-hr longcase movement, wheelcutting, silvering, and lots more. Fine copy card covers. (Ref: K4210 - W3)

Price: 30.00

Wilding (J.): How to Repair Antique Clocks Volume 3
O/P. 91 pages, illustrated, new edition, 1990. The third of a useful series of books for practical enthusiasts who want to learn how to repair clocks and make some of the necessary tools. Chapters include, overhauling an 8-day longcase, replacing a missing 24 hour wheel, repairs to a weight pulley, repairing a bezel, making a brass cased weight and lots more. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K4212 - W3)

Price: 25.00

Wilding (J.): Machining and Constructing a 'CASTLE' Clock
O/P. 67 pages, illustrated, 1989. Plans and construction details for an 8-day weight driven wall clock with passing strike, the plates in the style of a castle. Good copy, soft covers. (Ref: K2865 - A2)

Price: 20.00

Woodward (P.): My Own Right Time - An Exploration of Clockwork Design
O/P. 166 pages, reprinted 2003. An important and scholarly work about how to design and build the ultimate pendulum controlled mechanical clock. The author, a professional mathematician, has built 5 clocks and this book charts his progress towards the ultimate mechanical clock. Several chapters discuss timekeeping errors, analysis of data, various escapements, etc. Other chapters discuss Lord Kelvin's free pendulum clock and the Shortt free pendulum. A fine copy. (Ref: K2295 - CR9)

Price: 60.00

Z. (A.): The Manipulation of Old and New Springs by the Watch Repairer
O/P. 45 pages, 14 figs, originally published in Chicago in 1908 this is a recent reprint. 100 years on, this is still a useful book for serious craftsmen. Very good copy (a few doodles on rear cover), card covers. (Ref: K2886 - F5)

Price: 6.00


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