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Bloomsbury USA, May 3, 2011 - Art - 420 pages

The first and most comprehensive step-by-step guide on the subject, Watchmaking has become a classic in its own right. This new edition is updated to include a new section which discusses and illustrates a variety of the author's own watches. The author's principal aim in writing this book has been to inspire and encourage the art of watchmaking, especially among a new generation of enthusiasts. The making of the precision timekeeper is described, step by step, and is illustrated at each stage with line drawings and brief explanatory captions. Great care has been taken to ensure the text is easy to follow and to avoid complicated technical descriptions.

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Excellent resource for watchmaking

User Review  - Mehmet D. -

This is not a novice beginner book. Anybody being a competent beginner and up will find this book extremely useful to gain a solid understanding of a complicated movement. If anyone is up for the ... Read full review

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User Review  - wackyvorlon - LibraryThing

An excellent book by the master watchmaker George Daniels. This book covers the production of every component of the watch, from the screws to the dial. Extremely comprehensive, it is a classic. Read full review

About the author (2011)

George Daniels, MBE, DSC (HONS), FSA, FCGI, FBHI, FAWI, is a practicing horologist with fifty years' experience in both antiquarian and modern watchmaking, and is a pastmaster of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.

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