Practical Watch Repairing
The absorbing and everlasting subject of watch repairing has been dealt with in books in many languages throughout the years. But when de Carle first set out to write Practical Watch Repairing in 1946, it was with the intention of creating a textbook "that a watchmaker can understand, even if he can't read." With over 550 instructional black-and-white illustrations and an approach that assumes no prior watch-repairing experience, this book achieves and surpasses that lofty mission, and has been touted as "the best illustrated book on practical horology" (Horological Journal) ever written. For the readers in his audience, de Carle has provided well-informed discourse on every topic a watchmaker, or aspiring watchmaker, needs to know. With Practical Watch Repairing, even a layman can become a watch-repair specialist.
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Good Book, lots of infoUser Review - Overstock.com
I wanted a book that would tell me how to break down a mechanical watch, clean it, oil it and reassemble it. It did that, however there was tons of information that only a master watchmaker would ever know how do do. Using a lathe and doing repairs beyound my scope. So the first half of the book is what was useful.