Watch Repair for Beginners

An Illustrated How-to-guide for the Beginner Watch Repairer

Author: Harold C. Kelly

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616083735

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 284

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The definitive guide to watch repairing by a master.
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Watch Repair for Beginners

An Illustrated How-To Guide for the Beginner Watch Repairer

Author: Harold C. Kelly

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626366403

Category: Reference

Page: 296

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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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Watch Repair for Beginners

An Illustrated How-To Guide for the Beginner Watch Repairer

Author: Harold C. Kelly

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 1626366403

Category: Reference

Page: 296

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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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Clock Repairing As a Hobby

An Illustrated How-to Guide for the Beginner

Author: Harold C. Kelly

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781602391536

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 115

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All of the precise and delicate gears and levers in a clock can appear dizzying to the amateur, but this guide, with its wonderfully detailed diagrams, can clear things up. It covers the theory behind clock movement and design, including the particulars of escapements, pendulums, balance wheels, and even the sheet music for popular chimes. The American striking clock, the 400-day clock, and the alarm clock receive special attention. The in-depth information, including explanations of clock repairing terminology and details on the tools, materials, and supplies that are needed for success, will benefit even skilled enthusiasts.
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Watch Repairing as a Hobby

Author: D. W. Fletcher

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473356970

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 80

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This volume contains a practical guide to repairing watches as a hobby, designed to furnish the novice enthusiast with an elementary understanding of watches that will enable them to clean them and make minor repairs. Written in simple, concise language and full of handy tips and useful diagrams, this text is ideal for those with an interest in amateur watch maintenance, and makes for a great addition to collections of allied literature. The chapters of this book include: How a Watch Works; Tools and How to Use Them; How to Take Down, Clean, and Reassemble a Watch; Common Ailments of a Watch... and more. This antiquarian book is being republished now complete with a new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.
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Practical Watch Repairing

Author: Donald De Carle

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473381908

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 308

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This book is specially written for the beginner who intends to make watch repairing and adjusting a life study. It describes the first steps of the work in a manner which may appear too simple but this provides an elementary foundation upon which more advanced practice is built. This textbook is perfect for anyone who is keen to learn about the repairing of watches or anyone who has an interest in horology in general.
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Mechanical and Quartz Watch Repair

Author: Mick Watters

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861262332

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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Mechanical and Quartz Watch Repair is targeted primarily at those who want to learn about watch repair, and features movements that are representative of those found in other watches. The easy to follow instructions are appropriate to both professional repairers and enthusiasts. Material covered includes the working environment, overhauling basic mechanical watches, automatics, stop watches, chronographs, some restoration, and basic quartz watches—both analog and liquid crystal display.
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A Practical Course in Horology

Author: Harold C. Kelly

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473339502

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 198

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This vintage book contains a complete guide to horology. Horology is the science of measuring time and constructing timepieces. This volume contains information on all aspects ranging from basic principles to oiling, cleaning, adjusting, and much more. Written in simple language and profusely illustrated, "A Practical Course in Horology" will be of considerable utility to novices and apprentices. Contents include: "General Principles", "Wheel Work", "Gearing", "The Lever Escapement", "The Controlling Mechanism", "Practical Repairing", "Train Problems", "Jeweling", "Making a Balance Staff", "Pivoting", "Fitting Balance Springs", "Escapement Adjusting", "Cleaning and Oiling", "Preliminary Notes on Adjusting", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.
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Maintaining and Repairing Mechanical Watches

A Practical Guide

Author: Mark W Wiles

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785001566

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 304

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This invaluable, practical book is written by a watch repairer with over twenty years' experience. It is aimed principally at the novice mechanical watch repairer, although those with more experience will also find it most useful. Brimming with advice and useful tips, it provides step-by-step photographs with accompanying text and demonstrates how to maintain a mechanical watch, and how to identify problems and correct them. The author discusses the theory behind how a watch works and reveals how to take a watch apart and how to reassemble it without causing any damage. Each section of the book is related to a particular element within the watch, and the author clearly explains the function and design of each part. He covers the essential requirements of a workspace, discusses basic tools, and how to use and care for them and illustrates how to take a mechanical watch apart and re-assemble it. He goes on to examine types of watch cases, case backs and how to open and re-fit them, as well as the movement and removing the movement from the case. He demonstrates how to remove the hands and the dial, and discusses motion work and the removal of the cannon pinion. He also pays attention to keyless-work, the mainspring and the barrel, the balance wheel, the escapement, the gearing and the gear train, pivots and arbors, bearings and jewels, and much more. The book also shows the reader how to service, clean and oil a watch, and how to successfully complete common repairs and make basic adjustments. Essential reading for all those interested mechanical watch repair, and superbly illustrated with 337 colour photographs.
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The Watch Repairer's Manual

Second Edition

Author: Henry B. Fried

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781684222209

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 328

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2018 Reprint of 1961 Second Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. As The New York Times wrote after his death, Henry B. Fried was "widely acknowledged as the dean of American watchmakers." In the revised, 1961 edition of his classic book The Watch Repairer's Manual, reprinted here, Fried addresses topics important to contemporary watch repairers, such as self-winding watches, waterproofing, calendar watches, alarm wristwatches, and chronographs. The Watch Repairer's Manual also includes a fine visual dictionary of exploded views in isometric, which are very helpful for ordering watch parts. One of the few modern books available on the techniques of watch repair and certainly the most esteemed, The Watch Repairer's Manual is outstanding for its sequence of presentation and its many useful illustrations, including enlarged details of alarm and self-winding watches. The consummate craftsman and master of details, Fried himself created the illustrations. From teaching others, Fried has learned that if you have a good understanding of how and why the mechanisms work, you will become better at fixing any problems you face-often without needing to consult a book. The Watch Repairer's Manual provides: - Helpful background material, such as full descriptions of the main divisions of the modern watch mechanisms, including the purpose and function of each unit. - Complete directions for cleaning and overhauling a watch movement for casing. - A section devoted to general repairs and troubleshooting. For anyone interested in watch repair, this volume will serve as a working manual, a reference manual, and even a course of study. Assuming little previous knowledge on the part of the reader, Fried provides complete and clear detail on each operation. The Watch Repairer's Manual should be of great value to the student, hobbyist, watch collector, and instrument maker. Henry B. Fried wrote and illustrated 14 books, many pamphlets, and hundreds of articles on horology, the science of timepieces. The first American to receive the Silver Medal of the British Horological Institute, he served as president of the New York City Horological Society and the New York State Watchmakers Association and vice president of the old Horological Institute of America. He taught and lectured on horology and served as an industry consultant. He also was a consultant for the Random House Dictionary and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
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Watch Repair for Absolute Beginners!

How to Fix, Clean & Troubleshoot Timepieces for Fun & Profit

Author: George Piere

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541230682

Category:

Page: 90

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Watch Repair For Beginners! How To Fix, Clean & Troubleshoot Timepieces For Fun & Profit Are You Ready To Learn ALL About Watch Making? If So You've Come To The Right Place... No experience with watches or clocks? No worries! This book is suited to the absolute beginner that's looking to get started with watch repair and horology whether this be for your own enjoyment and a sense of self-accomplishment or perhaps even to make some extra cash as a side business... the choice is yours! Here's A Preview Of What This Book Contains... An Introduction To Watch Making How to Become A Horologist Common Terms In Horology A Reference On Watch Brands Tools Of The Trade & How To Use Them Your Workstation The A to Z of Watch Parts Practical Watch Repair (Common Issues & How To Address Them) Frequently Asked Questions By Aspiring Horologists Other Common Problems And How to Fix Them More Practical Tips To Add To Your Arsenal Cleaning & Reassembling A Watch Proper Winding & Watch Maintenance Explained And Much, Much More!
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Complicated Watches and Their Repair

Author: Donald De Carle,Ernest Alfred Ayres

Publisher: N. A. G. Press

ISBN: 9780719800900

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 174

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Dealing with a complicated watch used to be a rare job for the watch repairer, but with the popularity of the automatic, it is almost commonplace. Furthermore, the increased interest in calendar work, alarm watches, and chronographs will undoubtedly bring more and more complicated work into the workshop. This book deals with complicated work essentially from the repairer's point of view. The action of each mechanism is briefly and clearly described because understanding this is essential to proper servicing, repair and testing for functioning. Dismantling and assembly instructions are given, as well as oiling charts and - most important - hints on fault-finding and their rectification. Another essential feature of the book is that it deals with all complicated work - from the relatively simple automatic to the triple-complicated watch with chronograph, calendar and repeater work, and the very complicated clock watch. Exceptional care has been taken in the preparation of diagrams, which have been drawn from actual movements in various stages of assembly, so that the reader can actually work with the book illustrations beside the watch itself. As always with books by Donald de Carle, instructions are easy to follow and there is no reason why anyone well versed in ordinary work and able to use watchmakers' tools should not become a specialist in complicated watches and their repair.
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Learn Watch Repair At Home With The Home Study Course Of The Wisconsin Institute of Horology

Author: Mike Barnett

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0578048450

Category:

Page: 452

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This over 400 page watch repair course was developed so that you can learn mechanical, vintage watch repair at home, at your own pace. The structured course is complete and assumes the student has few or no mehanical skills and takes the student from no watch repair skills to being educated highly educaed in watchmaking. This text also makes a great reference guide. Developed and revised many times over a 30 year span, the course is as relavent as it was when first authored in the first half of the 20th century. It is a classic instructional book that many watchmakers have in their horological library.
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The Jewelry Repair Manual

Author: R. Allen Hardy

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320006

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 3634

Clear, step-by-step directions for cleaning and repairing jewelry, and setting stones. Tools and equipment, ultrasonics, steaming, electroplating, more. 268 illustrations.
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Watchmaking

Author: George Daniels

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers

ISBN: 0856677043

Category: Art

Page: 420

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The first and most comprehensive step-by-step guide on the subject, Watchmaking has become a classic in its own right. This new edition is updated to include a new section which discusses and illustrates a variety of the author’s own watches. The author's principal aim in writing this book has been to inspire and encourage the art of watchmaking, especially among a new generation of enthusiasts. The making of the precision timekeeper is described, step by step, and is illustrated at each stage with line drawings and brief explanatory captions. Great care has been taken to ensure the text is easy to follow and to avoid complicated technical descriptions.
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The Clock Repairer's Handbook

Author: Laurie Penman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602399611

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

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"A how-to guide to diagnosing and correcting faults in clocks, antique and modern." -- Cover, p. [4].
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Improvised Munitions Handbook – Learn How to Make Explosive Devices & Weapons from Scratch (Warfare Skills Series)

Illustrated & With Clear Instructions

Author: U.S. Department of Defense

Publisher: Madison & Adams Press

ISBN: 8026877209

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 95

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This manual provides detailed explanation of manufacturing munitions from seemingly innocuous locally available materials. As an official army manual, it was primarily intended to increase the potential of Special Forces and guerrilla troops, however, “Improvised Munitions Handbook” represents perfect reading for all arms enthusiasts, as well as civilians considering their safety. This edition offers simple instructions, enriched with a large number of illustrations, on various techniques for constructing many different weapons and devices made of materials that can be bought in a drug or hardware store or found in a junkyard. The instructions are presented in a way that even people normally not familiar with making and handling munitions can use them. Table of Contents: Explosives and Propellants Plastic Explosive Filler Improvised Black Powder Carbone Tet- Explosive Methyl Nitrate Dynamite Urea Nitrate Explosive Sodium Chlorate and Sugar or Aluminum Explosive… Mines and Grenades Nail Grenade Wine Bottle Cone Charge Coke Bottle Shaped Charge… Small Arms Weapons and Ammunitions Pipe Pistol for 9 mm Ammunition Shotgun (12 gauge) Carbine (7.62 mm Standard Rifle Ammunition) Rifle Cartridge… Mortars and Rockets Shotgun Grenade Launcher Fire Bottle Launcher 60 mm Mortar Projectile Launcher… Incendiary Devices Chemical Fire Bottle Gelled Flame Fuels Improvised White Flare Improvised White Smoke Munitions… Fuses, Detonators & Delay Mechanisms Electric Bulb Initiator Fuse Igniter from Book Matches Delay Igniter from Cigarette Watch Delay Timer Can-Liquid Time Delay Detonator… Miscellaneous Mousetrap Switch Knife Switch Rope Grenade Launching Technique Bicycle Generator Power Source Improvised Battery Armor Materials… Primary High Explosives Secondary High Explosives
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Introductory Guide to Repairing Mechanical Clocks

Author: Scott Jeffery

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1785000934

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 304

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This up-to-date, clearly written and beautifully illustrated book is targeted at the amateur repairer and at the absolute beginner with no experience, as well as at hobbyists who often dabble with, but have little knowledge of, the techniques used in quality horological repair work. Written by a professional clock repairer and using a common sense approach, this workshop companion for the beginner 'keeps things simple' whilst placing an emphasis on the quality of the work. It provides step-by-step illustrated instructions and simplifies a large variety of tasks that are often regarded as being complicated, such as re-pivoting, jewelling and bushing. Moreover, it presents a great deal of useful advice and contains over 400 high quality colour images that help to explain and clarify every procedure that is covered. This no-nonsense guide to rectifying the common faults found in mechanical clocks will be essential reading for all those interested in horology but specifically for the novice who wants to repair mechanical clocks according to best practice. Beautifully illustrated with 424 colour photographs.
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Repairing Old Clocks and Watches

Author: A. J. Whiten

Publisher: N. A. G. Press

ISBN: 9780719801907

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 280

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Amateur repairers of clocks and watches grow in number every year as they discover the delights and challenges of the horological hobby. Often an initiate will begin with one of the classic books on the craft for the professionals, published by NAG Press. This time, however, this book is for amateurs. The author, Anthony Whiten, was bitten by the horological bug and communicated his enthusiasm to others with the result, as he ways, that he was asked so many questions he had to write this book! If the reader does not have the right tools or they are too expensive to buy, the author describes how to make alterations out of simple and easily obtainable materials, or how to avoid the necessity for the tool at all. He also describes how to dismantle and assemble movements, what may go wrong with them and how to set faults right. He tells you how to oil the right parts and how to restore cases in all stages of decay. The book is illustrated with over 270 line drawings specially drawn to the author's specification. These range from step-by-step demonstrations of how to do things, to diagrams of movements identifying each part and its position in the movement - a great help at the 'gulp and shut the case' stage. Tony Whiten is not a professional, but many who are will find his comments both stimulating and inspirational. The amateur will find a sympathetic guide because the author has been through all the agonies of learning by hand experience. He hopes that this book will help others to avoid making some of his worst mistakes and encourage them to tackle bigger and better problems in the future.
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