Watch Repair for Beginners: An Illustrated How-to-Guide for the Beginner Watch Repairer

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First written by the definitive expert in 1957, Watch Repair for Beginners is the ideal book for anyone who wants to know how to fix their own watch. Learn what horology is; the basics of watch and clock repairing; the mechanics of a clock; how the wheels work; the difference between an automatic watch, a stop watch, and a chronograph; and so much more. With detailed black-and-white illustrations, this timeless classic is a must-have addition to any horology lover’s collection.

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Overview

First written by the definitive expert in 1957, Watch Repair for Beginners is the ideal book for anyone who wants to know how to fix their own watch. Learn what horology is; the basics of watch and clock repairing; the mechanics of a clock; how the wheels work; the difference between an automatic watch, a stop watch, and a chronograph; and so much more. With detailed black-and-white illustrations, this timeless classic is a must-have addition to any horology lover’s collection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616083731
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 386,005
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Harold C. Kelly was an expert on clock and watch repair, and wrote several books on clock repairing, including Clock Repairing as a Hobby, Watch Repairing for Beginners and the classic book Watch Repair.
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Table of Contents

Preface 5

Introduction 8

Part I Practical Horology

1 Introductory Remarks to Beginners 22

2 Practical Clock Repairing 29

3 Practical Watch Repairing 46

4 Repair and Adjustment Problems Taken From Practice 88

Part II The Mechanics of Horology

1 Wheel Work of Pendulum Clocks 102

2 Wheel Work of Balance Wheel Clocks and Watches 116

3 Gearing 122

4 Escapements for Pendulum Clocks 132

5 Escapements for Balance Wheel Timepieces 153

6 Striking Mechanisms 171

7 Automatic Watches 184

8 Stop Watches and Chronographs 200

9 Calendar Mechanisms 221

Part III Theoretical Horology

1 A Study of the Pendulum 227

2 A Study of the Balance and Balance Spring 250

Bibliography 278

Index 281

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