Maintaining and Repairing Mechanical Watches - A Practical Guide


By Mark Wiles
ISBN:
PUBLISHED: 2010
PAGES: 208
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 337 colour photographs

This invaluable, practical book is written by a watch repairer with over twenty years' experience. It is aimed principally at the novice mechanical watch repairer, although those with more experience will also find it most useful.


  • Covers the essential requirements of a workspace
  • Discusses basic tools, and how to use and care for them
  • Illustrates how to take a mechanical watch apart and re-assemble it
  • Examines types of watch cases, case backs and how to open and re-fit them
  • Considers the movement and removing the movement from the case
  • Demonstrates how to remove the hands and the dial, and discusses motion work and the removal of the cannon pinion
  • Pays attention to keyless-work, the mainspring and the barrel, the balance wheel, the escapement, the gearing and the gear train, pivots and arbors, bearings and jewels, and much more
  • Shows the reader how to service, clean and oil a watch, and how to successfully complete common repairs and make basis adjustments

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