Watch Repairing as a Hobby: An Essential Guide for Non-Professionals

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An unabridged reproduction of the work as it was originally published in London in 1948, Watch Repairing as a Hobby remains an indispensible guide to understanding how watches work. Starting with the very basics of watch operation, Fletcher moves through the various tools required for repair, disassembling, and cleaning, as well as a troubleshooting guide for common ailments with detailed solutions. 

This must-have guide is broken up into five key sections: 

- How a ...

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Overview


An unabridged reproduction of the work as it was originally published in London in 1948, Watch Repairing as a Hobby remains an indispensible guide to understanding how watches work. Starting with the very basics of watch operation, Fletcher moves through the various tools required for repair, disassembling, and cleaning, as well as a troubleshooting guide for common ailments with detailed solutions. 

This must-have guide is broken up into five key sections: 

- How a watch works 

- Tools and how to use them 

- How to take down, clean, and reassemble a watch 

- Common ailments of a watch 

- More ailments 

Watch Repairing as a Hobby takes a watch amateur from intrigued novice to skilled repairman. With dozens of illustrations to guide you through analysis and repair, this classic work is essential for anyone interested in watches and how they tick.

Never before has a how-to guide for watch repair been written in such an easy-to-utilize format, as seen through the eyes of a successful amateur. You don’t need to be a professional to enjoy and understand the nuances of watch repair—just a copy of this book nearby.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616086459
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/15/2012
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 963,952
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

D. W. Fletcher was an amateur watch-repairing enthusiast with many years experience repairing watches.
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Table of Contents

Preface v

I How a Watch Works 1

The train

The escapement

Cylinder escapement

The motion work

The wind

The old English lever watch

II Tools and How to use Them 14

Lenses

Screw-drivers

Tweezers

Pegwood

Pith

Tray

Brush

Filter-paper

Cleaning fluid

Knife

Oilstone

Pliers

Oil

Oil-pot

Oiler

Hammer

Other requisites

III How to Take Down, Clean, and Reassemble a Watch 20

"Letting down" the mainspring

Removing the movement from the case

The balance

The dial

The cannon pinion

Cocks and wheels

Sources of dirt

Cleaning operations

Reassembly

IV Common Ailments of a Watch 38

Broken mainsprings

Abnormal gaining

Losing

V More Ailments 50

Broken watch glass

Winding button and stem

Stoppages

Erratic behaviour

VI Conclusion 60

Winding up the watch

Elementary precautions

Need for cleaning

Suggested books

Index 63

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