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Watch Repair Beginners Watch Repair for Beginners: An Illustrated How-to-Guide for the Beginner Watch Repairer by: Harold C. Kelly

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. ...

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Making Metal Clockworks for Home Machinists Making Metal Clockworks for Home Machinists by Stan Bray

An introduction to horology for the complete beginner. Explains the terminology and general forms of clock construction. The perfect introduction.

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How to Make a Form Tool Grinding Attachment for the Watchmakers' Lathe How to Make a Form Tool Grinding Attachment for the Watchmakers' Lathe by Robert Porter

This guide is about making the form tool you will use to make the gear cutter after you have the gear information you need.

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Winding and Unwinding Loop-End Mainsprings in Vintage Watches A Useful Tool for Winding and Unwinding Loop-End Mainsprings by Robert Porter

This easy-to-make Mainspring Tool is like having a third hand for the clock maker, and makes servicing loop-end mainsprings much easier.

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How to Make a Pivot Polisher and Micro Drilling Attachment for the Small Lathe How to Make a Pivot Polisher and Micro Drilling Attachment for the Small Lathe by Robert Porter

This 24 page how-to guide is packed with over 30 pictures and several line drawings to show you how to make a simple, but effective, polishing and micro-drilling attachment for your lathe.

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Restoring This Old Lathe Restoring This Old Lathe (Vintage Watch Repair) by Robert Porter

Demonstrates the step-by-step disassembly, cleaning, reassembly, and lubrication of an old watchmakers lathe with 40+ pictures and several line drawings.

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How to Make Tiny Drills Quickly, Easily, & Accurately How to Make Tiny Drills Quickly, Easily, & Accurately by Robert Porter

This guide presents a simple method to make a type of drill that is useful to the jeweler, watch and clockmaker.

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How To Make A Super Sensitive Micro Drill Press How To Make A Super Sensitive Micro Drill Press by Robert Porter

This simple and easy-to-make little drill press is designed to drill holes in the .004" to .032" (.1 to .8 mm) range.

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Taps, Drills, & Dies, Inch & Metric Watch Clock & Model Makers Taps, Drills, & Dies, Inch & Metric: Useful Information for the Watch/Clock Maker and Model Maker by Robert Porter

Shows you just about everything the watch and clock maker needs to know about inch and metric taps, drills, & dies to complete a project.

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Radial Flank Angles & Sines, Clock and Watch Makers Guide to Gear Making Radial Flank Angles & Sines, A Useful Companion Booklet to The Clock and Watch Makers Guide to Gear Making by Robert Porter

ALL YOUR SINE BAR CALCULATIONS ARE DONE FOR YOU! This booklet is a list of the radial flank angles for over 150 gears listed in the Guide To Gear Making.

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The Pin-Pallet Escapement: Adjustment & Repair The Pin-Pallet Escapement: Adjustment & Repair by Robert Porter

This is a reference intended for those who enjoy the hobby of watch & clock repair.

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Restoring This Old Verge Fusee Watch Restoring This Old Verge Fusee Watch by Robert Porter

65 pictures and text show you step-by-step how to disassemble, clean, repair, reassemble, and lubricate an ancient key wind and set, chain-driven watch.

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The Art of Repivoting For The Watch and Clock Maker The Art of Repivoting For The Watch and Clock Maker by Robert Porter

60 pages of useful information and 95 pictures show you how to replace worn or broken pivots in watches and clocks.

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How To Make A Fly Cutter Holder, A Fly Cutter, And A Depth-of-Cut Attachment, To Make Small Gears How To Make A Fly Cutter Holder, A Fly Cutter, And A Depth-of-Cut Attachment, To Make Small Gears by Robert Porter

Shows you how to make a fly cutter holder; how to make and use a constant profile fly cutter to produce gear teeth with perfect profile symmetry.

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A Waltham Vanguard RR Watch: How The Power Reserve Indicator Works A Waltham Vanguard RR Watch: How The Power Reserve Indicator Works by Robert Porter

This is the story of an interesting watch repair to restore a fine old 16 size, 23 jewel, Waltham Vanguard railroad watch with power reserve indicator.

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Legged Alarm Clocks by: Sagvold Legged Alarm Clocks by: Sagvold

For the first time, alarm clocks with legs, between 1880 and 1935, are brought together in a single volume. Over 375 black and white photos and catalo...

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Comic Character Wristwatches Comic Character Wristwatches by: Debra Braun

Includes advertising and movie promotion watches as well as contemporary comic characters. Over 375 color photos, descriptions, and pricing are compiled.

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Russian Wristwatches by: Juri Levenberg Russian Wristwatches by: Juri Levenberg

Twentieth century Russian wristwatches are too costly for many native buyers, but they are still inexpensive for Western Collectors, and are becoming ...

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Beginner Watchmaking Beginner Watchmaking: How to Build Your Very First Watch by: Tim Swike

The book, BEGINNER WATCHMAKING, was written to introduce you to the fascinating world of watch making. It is designed for the average lay person with ...

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Wristwatches Handbook & Price Guide 6th Ed Wristwatches Handbook & Price Guide, 6th Ed by Gisbert Brunner, Christian Pfeiffer-Belli

This reference pictures and dates hundreds of luxury wristwatches. Includes prices, glossary, brief description and description of the mechanical functions.

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The Watch Repairer's Manual The Watch Repairer's Manual, 2nd Ed by Henry Fried

The dean of American watchmakers addresses self-winding watches, waterproofing, calendar watches, alarm wristwatches, and chronographs.

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Retro Watches: The Modern Collector's Guide Retro Watches: The Modern Collector's Guide by: Josh Sims, Mitch Greenblatt

Eschewing the common categories of the classics, ostentatiously high-priced, and blingy, this book brings together pieces that few have seen and even fewer own.

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Morbier Clocks: History, Identification, and Repair Morbier Clocks: History, Identification, and Repair by: Lawrence A. Seymour

At last! A definitive reference on the history, identification, production, and repair of those ubiquitous and fascinating French Morbier clocks from ...

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Advertising Clocks: America's Timeless Heritage by: Michael Bruner Advertising Clocks: America's Timeless Heritage by: Michael Bruner

Of all the forms advertising has taken through the years, few have been as effective as those found on the dials of America's clocks. People want to k...

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Omega Wristwatch Highlights Omega (Wristwatch) Highlights by: Henning Mutzlitz

This beautiful and exciting book presents the most stunning and important Omega watches. A range of over 100 marvelous photographs, informative text, ...

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Lange Sohne Watches A. Lange & Sohne Highlights by: Henning Mutzlitz

This is a high-level overview of the legendary watch brand, A. Lange & Sohne. In 1845 Ferdinand Adolph Lange convinced the Saxon government to build a...

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Breitling Highlights Breitling Highlights by: Henning Mutzlitz

Breitling is especially known for its characteristically masculine wristwatches. This distinctive design is the main reason for its great popularity s...

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Rolex Highlights by: Herbert James Rolex Highlights by: Herbert James

No Swiss watch brand has a more powerful reputation than Rolex. The name has long been synonymous with luxury watches of enormous prestige and the hig...

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Patek Philippe Highlights Patek Philippe Highlights by: Herbert James

A young rebel named Antoni Norbert Patek de Prawdzic fled war-torn Poland in 1832 and embarked upon a career path that led him to watchmaker Jean-Adri...

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Challenging Repairs to Interesting Clocks Challenging Repairs to Interesting Clocks by: Edwin U. Sowers III

Those of us who love clock repair share a common thought: clock repair is fascinating! After thinking about a difficult repair problem, we experience ...

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