An updated and revised edition of this practical guide--the book the author wished he had on hand at the start of his 20 years cleaning and repairing pocket watches Using as examples six of the most typical types of watch from a period spanning the late 18th century to the early 20th century, the author takes the intelligent enthusiast through the cleaning and repair process, step by careful step, using photographs of excellent clarity, and in lucid language, characterized by his own friendly and helpful tone. He aims to equip the reader with a sound basic knowledge not just of the process but also all the tools and materials as well as their sources.
Pocket Watch by Christopher S Barrow
About the author
Chris Barrow was an electronic design engineer for thirty years. For the past thirty years or so, he has been restoring and repairing pocket watches, and for the last sixteen years has run a successful web-based business selling restored pocket watches. He is fascinated by the intricate and often beautiful mechanisms of the evolving pocket watch, from the eighteenth-century verge to the precision lever movements of the early twentieth century. He sees it as his mission to rescue these lovely things from the scrap heap and to restore them to working order for the enjoyment of others.
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