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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: 15.00
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, 2023. 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. Paperback edition. (Ref: N3474)

Price: 25.00

Boyce (T.): Grandfather Nicola
O/P. 83 pages, 19 drawings. 1994. A set of drawings and instructions to make a replica of the case and dial of an 18th century longcase clock by Johan Nicolaÿ Horneman of Horsens, Denmark. The author suggests using a new movement or an old movement, now without case, to complete the clock. Very good copy, card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K5189 - R2)

Price: 9.00

Bradley (I.): The Beginner's Workshop
O/P. 241 pages, illustrated, 1975. A very useful book for the amateur with advice on planning a workshop; workshop equipment; using hand tools, tools to make; and machine tools (lathes, lathe tools, grinding, and drilling). Very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K5027 - F6)

Price: 5.00

BHI: The Practical Lubrication of Watches and Clocks

BHI: The Practical Lubrication of Watches and Clocks
NEW. 19 pages, illustrated, 2008. A useful guide to the types of oil required for clocks and watches with information on how and where to apply them and how much to use. Paper covers. (Ref: N4910)

Price: 3.50

Britten (F.J.): On the Springing and Adjusting of Watches
O/P. 152 pages, 75 illus., 1898. One of Britten's lesser know works, this is a detailed description of the balance spring and the compensation balance with directions for applying the spring and adjusting for isochronism and temperature. A good copy for its age, inner hinges a little loose, cloth a little marked. (Ref: K1596 - X2)

Price: 15.00

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 good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K866 - B1)

Price: 7.00

Britten  (F.J.): Britten's Watch & Clock Maker's Handbook Dictionary and Guide

Britten (F.J.): Britten's Watch & Clock Maker's Handbook Dictionary and Guide
O/P. 460 pages, 16th edition, reprinted 1987. 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 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: Bulova Accutron Quartz - Service Manual for Stepping Motor Quartz (S.M.Q.) Series 242
O/P. 11 pages, illus., 1978. Service manual for the 242 series of Accutron quartz watches. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4994 - BX12)

Price: 9.00

Bulova: Bulova Accutron - Service Manual Series 230
O/P. 24 pages, illus., 1973. Service manual for the 230 series of Accutron 'tuning fork' watches. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4996 - BX15)

Price: 9.00

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)

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.

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(Ref: N512)

Price: 12.50
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)

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)

Price: 18.99

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