Clock Repairing as a Hobby: An Illustrated How-To Guide for the Beginner

October 22, 2019 - Comment

All of the precise and delicate gears and levers in a clock can appear dizzying to the amateur, but this guide, with its wonderfully detailed diagrams, can clear things up. It covers the theory behind clock movement and design, including the particulars of escapements, pendulums, balance wheels, and even the sheet music for popular chimes.

All of the precise and delicate gears and levers in a clock can appear dizzying to the amateur, but this guide, with its wonderfully detailed diagrams, can clear things up. It covers the theory behind clock movement and design, including the particulars of escapements, pendulums, balance wheels, and even the sheet music for popular chimes. The American striking clock, the 400-day clock, and the alarm clock receive special attention. The in-depth information, including explanations of clock repairing terminology and details on the tools, materials, and supplies that are needed for success, will benefit even skilled enthusiasts.

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Anonymous says:

Don’t waste your money What a truly dreadful book!I have struggled through the first 54 pages and found not one single solitary fact or phrase that would assist me as a “Beginner” with regard to repairing a clock. I see that not until page 88 is there anything about the practicalities of clock repairing.Lengthy descriptions of how particular escapements work, in the most meticulous detail, and a millimeter by millimeter description of the movement of the pendulum, complete with excruciating…

Anonymous says:

Somewhat helpful “Clock Repairing as a Hobby”, offers a rather good, if brief, description of the basic nomenclature and operation of several types of clock movements.The paper quality of the book is of the poorest paperback book kind.The illustrations are simple, hand drawn sketches, and although referenced in the text, do not often appear on the same or facing page as the text referencing them. This requires much flipping through the pages to see what is being described. I found the…

Anonymous says:

Quite satsisfied This book was not quite what I had expected it to be. I had expected more info about various types of clocks, which brands and types would be more desirable, and how to make the hobby pay for itself. In other words, what to do with the eventual supply of repaired clocks. However, I purchased multiple books on the subject, and the practical information contained in this one should come in handy, as I enter the hobby.

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