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The Pocket Watch: Restoration, Maintenance and Repair by Christopher S. Barrow

The Pocket Watch: Restoration, Maintenance and Repair


The Pocket Watch: Restoration, Maintenance and Repair by Christopher S. Barrow

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.

About the Author

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 restore them to working order for the enjoyment of others. Chris lives in Leicester with his partner Anne, and their two moggies. He is also a lover of wood, being an enthusiastic carpenter and furniture maker in his spare time

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Book Info

Publication date

1st December 2015


Christopher S. Barrow

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NAG Press an imprint of The Crowood Press Ltd


192 pages


Antique clocks, watches, musical boxes & automata



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