Watch Repairing as a Hobby: An Essential Guide for Non-Professionals

September 1, 2019 - Comment

Watch repair book filled with useful informationIdeal for beginner watchmakingActs as a watch and clock encyclopediaNotes from the readers: “By far the best guide for a complete noob like me” “Very informative for a hobbyist like me”“Very well written with very good diagrams”An unabridged reproduction of the book as it was originally published in 1940’s London, Watch

Watch repair book filled with useful informationIdeal for beginner watchmakingActs as a watch and clock encyclopedia
Notes from the readers: 
“By far the best guide for a complete noob like me” “Very informative for a hobbyist like me”“Very well written with very good diagrams”
An unabridged reproduction of the book as it was originally published in 1940’s London, Watch Repairing as a Hobby is still an indispensable guide to understanding the way that watches work. Beginning with the absolute basics of watch operation, Fletcher explains the different tools needed for repair, cleaning, and disassembling. He also adds a troubleshooting guide for common ailments and detailed solutions. 

This wristwatch handbook is divided into five main sections: 
How a watch worksTools and how to use themHow to take down, clean, and reassemble a watchCommon ailments of a watchMore ailments
Watch Repairing as a Hobby takes a watch amateur from intrigued novice to skilled technician. With dozens of illustrations to lead you from analysis to repair, this classic manual is necessary for anyone curious about watches and how they tick.

Product Features

  • Skyhorse Publishing

Comments

Anonymous says:

Sadly, not what i was expecting The cover shows on the bottom a photo of a pocketwatch, on the top we see watch parts, including the calendar/date ring. This last piece is not seen in the book as it appears this is just an old book reprinted with a modern cover. Review photo of the book’s index so you see if this is what you need.

Anonymous says:

This is a fairly good “first book” on watch repair I purchased this book in Kindle format.Glad my first book was an inexpensive one…I learned that if I want to learn anything from the illustrations, I should get all of my future books in a hard copy format.

Anonymous says:

Not what I was looking for. This was not exactly what I was looking for at all. If you’re looking for something not as detailed and would like to cover more about usage of general tools for removing case backs or time pieces, this is not the book. This is more like an introductory anatomy of a watch book.I will say the book could be useful if I were interested in going into a great bit of effort in preparing/restoring a watch I could not part from based on some sort of value to myself.

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