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Complicated watches and their repair [Paperback]

Donald De Carle
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  • Paperback: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Bonanza Book; Bonanza 1979 ed edition (1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517292521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517292525
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,398,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tips from an old timer 5 Oct 2010
Mr De Carle (who died not so long ago at almost 100 years of age - if memory serves) was an old time watch repairer of rare and consummate skill. Not only that, he had the ability to write about his skills in a most lucid style. This volume is one of the results of that ability and will help the aspiring watch-repairer greatly.
In one of his books, writing of the English Lever watch, he said that the English Lever deserved a book to itself. It is a matter of great regret to both me and a good number of others that he never got round to writing that book. All the more reason to cherish those, such as this, that he did write.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book in very good condition 21 July 2013
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A recommended read for anyone embarking on watch repairing. Detailed information that is not to be found anywhere else.
A useful book for the collector as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars review 7 Jan 2012
By brolin
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It is a nice book but as the title suggests complicated. If you are a novice do not start with that, because it is not from the basics.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A complement to Practical Watch Repairing 22 July 2008
By flavio pimenta - Published on Amazon.com
I don't agree with the last review. This book has to be viewed as a complement, a second volume, to Practical Watch Repairing of the same author. You have to read the first book to fully understand it. If you look at this book as a second volume of the classic Practical Watch Repairing, it deserves 4 stars. It does not cover new automatic movements from the 70s and 80s, but every automatic system used by the industry is documented. Well, if you can repair an ETA or Omega from the 50s or 60s, you can repair a movement from the 80s and 90s. That's my point of view.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great horological book 19 Feb 2009
By Thiago Braido - Published on Amazon.com
This book cover the maintence of several automatic movements, chronographs, split seconds and repeaters. Unfortunately it dont't cover the tourbillon. Whereas the book was written in 1956, there are no mention for the Valjoux 7750 movement series nor the new complicated movements such as the IWC Da Vinci caliber with perpetual calendar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Done 7 Jan 2013
By Wayne O. - Published on Amazon.com
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Donald de Carle is second to none in writing text books that are indepth and comprehensive, yet still easy for someone to start with no knowledge and gain a foundation in the subjects he has written about. Well done!
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Gift 22 July 2011
By teenytinyterry - Published on Amazon.com
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Purchased this book for a friend who is very interested in watches particularly pocket watches. He totally enjoys referencing this book for ongoing knowledge.
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but out of date. 10 Feb 2011
By redSnakeSleeper - Published on Amazon.com
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I knew the book was going to be out of date. But, with that said, it's a true classic, and should be on every watchmakers bookshelf.
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