Watchmakers' and Clockmakers' Encyclopaedic Dictionary

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LULU Press, 2010 - Reference - 252 pages
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This early work on watch and clockmaking is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all horologists. Contents Include: A Glossary of General Terms, Table of Altitude, Balance Springs for Bi-Metallic Cut Balances, Balance Springs for Mono-Metallic Balances, Stop Watches, Chronographs, and Times, Antique Clock and Clock Case Terms, Dates of English Period Styles, Metals Used in Horology, Marbles and Ornamental Stones, Clock Case Woods, Mouldings, Standardisation of Supplies of Watch Material, Watch Parts in six Languages and Official Spare Parts Numbers, Chronograph Parts in Two Languages and Official Spare Parts Numbers, Watch Hand Styles, Watch Glass Styles, Winding Button Styles, Winding Buttons for Chronograph and Hunter or Half-hunter Cases, Pocket Watch Case Parts, Watch Case Styles, Martin Mainspring Gauge Heights and Metric Equivalents, Martin Mainspring Gauge Forces and Metric Equivalents, Days of the Week in Fifteen Languages, Months of the Year in Fifteen Languages, Standard Time Zones, Temperature Conversion Table, Chimes, Arrangements of, Gemstone Cutting Styles, Workshop Hints and Helps. The contents are extensively illustrated with explanatory diagrams, forming a complete how-to guide. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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