Watchmaking

Watchmaking

Twenty-eight years after its first publication, the best-selling Watchmaking continues to inspire and encourage the art of watchmaking, especially among new generations of enthusiasts. As a supreme master of his art, George Daniels' advice is constantly sought by both students and watch repairers, his understanding of the problems that can beset the would-be watchmaker, especially in an age of mass production, and his expert knowledge of the history of watchmaking being second to none.

Here, the making of the precision timekeeper is described step-by-step and illustrated at each stage with line drawings and brief explanatory captions. The text is easy to follow and care has been taken to avoid complicated technical descriptions. As Daniels is particularly interested in the development of the escapement - many are described in this book, several of his own design - the reader is encouraged to explore this aspect of watchmaking in even greater detail.

This classic handbook still remains indispensable to generations of watchmakers and repairers, and also provides a fascinating insight to the enthusiast and watch-collector who, until its publication, had rarely been able to admire the superb craftsmanship of a fine watch without understanding how it works.

  • Format: Hardback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 190 x 260 x 36mm | 1,657g
  • Publication date: 15 Jun 2011
  • Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition Statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: approximately 130 colour / 777 line drawings
  • ISBN10: 0856677043
  • ISBN13: 9780856677045
  • Bestsellers rank: 68,064

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“The watch must be original in design and conception and, when completed, beautiful in appearance.” —George Daniels, Watchmaking Master watchmaker and inv