The Pocket Watch: Restoration, Maintenance and Repair

by Christopher S. Barrow

The Pocket Watch: Restoration, Maintenance and Repair Synopsis

An updated and revised edition of this practical guide--the book the author wished he had on hand at the start of his 20 years cleaning and repairing pocket watches Using as examples six of the most typical types of watch from a period spanning the late 18th century to the early 20th century, the author takes the intelligent enthusiast through the cleaning and repair process, step by careful step, using photographs of excellent clarity, and in lucid language, characterized by his own friendly and helpful tone. He aims to equip the reader with a sound basic knowledge not just of the process but also all the tools and materials as well as their sources.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719803901
Publication date: 1st February 2011
Author: Christopher S. Barrow
Publisher: NAG Press an imprint of The Crowood Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Antique clocks, watches, musical boxes & automata,

About Christopher S. Barrow

A member of the British Horological Society, Chris Barrow has been an Electronic design engineer for almost thirty years. For the past twenty years or so, he has been cleaning and repairing pocket watches, to the extent of running a successful, small web-based business as a profitable sideline over the past three years. He is fascinated by the intricate and often beautiful mechanisms of the evolving pocket watch, from the 18th century verge to the precision lever movements of the early 20th century. He sees it as his mission to rescue these lovely things from the scrap heap and to ...

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