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The Mariner's Chronometer: Structure, function, maintenance and history. [Paperback]

W J Morris
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3 Nov 2012
This book, profusely illustrated in colour, takes the non-specialist reader through the detailed structure of the marine chronometer and explains its principles. It then guides the reader through the disassembly, cleaning, oiling and reassembly of marine chronometers, their rating, and preparation for transport, finishing with a substantial chapter on the evolution of the modern instrument. Some prominence is given to early French horolgists, who are often neglected in English language texts. There is no other book quite like it and, as clockmakers with actual experience of working on chronometers become rarer, this book will be of interest to collectors, horologists, curators and indeed anyone with an interest in the technology of time and navigation.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (3 Nov 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1480121851
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480121850
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 20 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 189,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best modern Chronometer horology book Available. 30 Jan 2013
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Bill Morris steps into the shoes of Rupert Gould and does a very good job for a modern treatise on the marine chronometer. Without the historical fine detail of Gould's book, it has plenty of good close-up pictures, and his usual excellent descriptions.
For anyone wanting to feel confident about taking a chronometer apart, or just curious about these now obsolete but fascinating precision machines - it is a must.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book of marine chronometes 24 Dec 2012
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Great book , as in his book the nautical sextant , the author has an unique way of explaining the construction and maintenance and the way to take care of your chronometer
Must have book for collector and not expencive
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marine Chronometer 4 July 2013
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I found this book a delight, it is a very practical book and I found that the writer has developed a web page which enables me to keep up with all his innovations.
In fact he has now written a book about the Marine Sextant and again it has its own web-site, it arrives on my birthday. I had no hesitation in adding it to my large book collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How they did it. 19 Jan 2013
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An excellent book on the subject with a profusion of good photographs. Removes a lot of the mystery that surrounds the subject.
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