Practical Watch Repairing
By (author) Donald de Carle
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Practical Watch Repairing by Donald de Carle
Book DescriptionHere is a unique book. It describes the theories and processes of repairing and adjusting the modern watch in precise and meticulous detail: a thing which has never been done so completely before in the many books on the same subject. As a text book it is a revelation. Taking nothing for granted, except the ability to read and comprehend a simple description of mechanical processes, de Carle takes his reader through every stage and every operation of watch repairing ...and to deal with them thoroughly is quite a programme - it takes 300 pages containing 24 chapters, two appendices and 553 illustrations. The fine draughtsmanship and accurate technical detail of the illustrations set a new standard. "Practical Watch Repairing" can justifiably claim to be the best illustrated book on practical horology yet issued, and one of the best of its kind on any subject. The publication of the book marks the beginning of a new epoch in the study of the mechanics of horology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719800306
(216mm x 138mm x 30mm)
Imprint: NAG Press
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Donald de Carle
Watchmaker's and Model Engineer's Lathe, Hardback (March 2010)
Now in its sixth edition, this book is the definitive work on the small precision lathe, past and present. The bulk of de Carle's original text has been retained and covers basic construction, selection, care of and accessories for the lathe, as well as its uses.
Practical Watch Adjusting, Hardback (August 1999)
This volume carries the reader into what is, undoubtedly, the most exacting and skillful aspect of all work on watches.
De Carle's Watch and Clock Encyclopedia, Hardback (January 1998)
First published in 1950, De Carle's encyclopaedia is still the definitive practical reference book on clocks and watches. The book has an immense amount of knowledge compressed into an easily understood form.
Practical Clock Repairing, Hardback (June 1987)» View all books by Donald de Carle
In this book, the author has dealt with the usual faults likely to develop in each type of movement in general use; from the lordly grandfather to the humble alarm. All the tools and equipment are described and illustrated, together with the ways of using them.
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Author Biography - Donald de Carle
Donald de Carle was a Fellow and Medallist of the British Horological Institute and a Freeman of the City of London by virtue of being a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. He contributed to the Encyclopaedia Britannica and was the author of many other horological works including Clock and Watch Repairing, Complicated Watches and their Repair, Practical Clock Repairing, Watch and Clock Encyclopaedia, Clocks and their Value, Horology ('Teach Yourself Series'), Practical Watch Adjusting and Springing, The Watchmaker's and Modern Engineer's Lathe, Watches and their Value, etc. Donald de Carle died in 1989.
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