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Description - Practical Watch Repairing by Donald de Carle

Here 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 Details

ISBN: 9780719800306
ISBN-10: 0719800307
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 30mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: NAG Press
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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.

Books By Donald de Carle

Clock and Watch Repairing by Donald de Carle
Paperback, May 2010
Watchmaker's and Model Engineer's Lathe by Donald de Carle
Hardback, March 2010
Practical Watch Adjusting by Donald de Carle
Hardback, August 1999
De Carle's Watch and Clock Encyclopedia by Donald de Carle
Hardback, January 1998