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The first and most comprehensive step-by-step guide on the subject, Watchmakinghas 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.
George Daniels, MBE, DSC (HONS), FSA, FCGI, FBHI, FAWI, is a practicing horologist with fifty years’ experience in both antiquarian and modern watchmaking, and is a pastmaster of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.
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“The Bible. This is how people in the horology world call The Watchmaking, a practical guide to building high-precision mechanical watches. The author, George Daniels, 85 years old, is a distinguished English gentleman who lives in the Isle of Man and he is known as the 'the man of time'. He is perhaps the best living horologist in the world, and one of the fewest to know how to build a timekeeper from scratch.” – Severino Colombo, Corriere della Sera "Over the last thirty years, this book has been steadily improved. This latest edition is the best yet and I have no hesitation in recommending it." – Colin Fergusson, Horological Journal “If you dream of someday making your own watch, this book is inspirational as well as instructional.” -- The Horological Times