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Practical Watch Repairing

With over 550 black-and-white illustrations and an approach that assumes no prior watch-repairing experience, Donald de Carle’s classic book is essential for any beginner or experienced horologist. It’s been called "the best illustrated book on practical horology ever written"—Horological Journal

The absorbing and everlasting subject of watch repairing has been dealt with in books in many languages throughout the years. But when Practical Watch Repairing was first published in the middle of the twentieth century, he intended to create a book "that a watchmaker can understand, even if he can't read." For the readers in his audience, de Carle has provided well-informed discourse on every topic a watchmaker, or aspiring watchmaker, needs to know. He covers:

  • Workshop and Workbench
  • Essential Tools
  • Case, Dial, and Hands
  • Barrel and Mainspring
  • Hand Cleaning and Oiling
  • Springing and Timing
  • Friction Jewelling
  • And much more!

With Practical Watch Repairing, even a layman can become a watch-repair specialist.