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Watchmaking [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

George Daniels
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6 May 2011
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 often been able only to admire the superb craftsmanship of a fine watch without understanding how it works.

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  • Hardcover: 462 pages
  • Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd; New edition edition (6 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0856677043
  • ISBN-13: 978-0856677045
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 19.6 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A new edition of one of the definitive texts on horology... this book continues to inspire and encourage the art of watchmaking, especially among new generations of enthusiasts and Daniels' advice is constantly sought by both student 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... the text is easy to follow and care has been taken to avoid complicated technical descriptions." - "QP Magazine""Dr Daniels...stated his principal aim in writing this book as being 'to inspire and encourage the art of watchmaking', an aim which the book meets very well indeed. [...] Some of the photographs of Daniels' watches and their components are new and all are stunning; those of his workshop inspire awe and the drawings, which are mainly by David Penney, are superb. [...] Over the last thirty years this book has been steadily improved. This latest edition is the best yet and I have no hesitation in recommending it." - Colin Fergusson MBHI, "Horological"'This classic handbook will be indispensable to generations of watchmakers and repairers, who will not only be able to admire the superb craftsmanship of a fine watch but will also learn and understand the mechanics and make-up of this art form.' - "International Watch Magazine"

About the Author

George Daniels, MBE, DSC (HONS), FSA, FCGI, FBHI, FAWI, is a practicing horologist with over fifty years' experience in both antique and modern watchmaking, and is a past master of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. Amongst his awards for contribution to the art and science of watchmaking - including the design of his own escapements - are the Tompion Gold Medal, The British Horological Institute Gold Medal, The City and Guilds of London Gold Medal, The Arts Sciences and Learning Award of the City of London, and the Victor Kullberg Medal of the Stockholm Watchmakers' Guild.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing and quite wonderfull 10 Dec 2012
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I purchased this book after reading George Daniels fascinating obituary. I knew nothing about Mr Daniels before this so after some quick research on the internet this book seemed to be the one to read.

I came to this book with no watch knowledge but a large amount on engineering curiosity. My overriding feeling reading this book is the insanity needed to complete these stunning machines. I use that word with the gentlest of meaning. I had never before considered how the tiny was constructed or fully appreciate how astonishing mechanical watches are. The book does not hold back and from the first paragraph you are being taught how to make a world class watch. Soon however it all starts to make sense and with a few referrals to Wikipedia the processes and mechanisms are easily understood. The diagrams are perfect and show in detail the subtleties and beauty of the components. As I have never read any other watch book I cannot compare it but if I measure against the technical books I usually read I would have to put it at or near the top, it really is as close to perfection as you could ask for when writing about such a niche subject.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The reference book for watchmaking 23 Feb 2012
Format:Hardcover
What de Carle is to watch repair, George Daniels is to watchmaking.

One of the very few true masters of his trade, George Daniels describes in minute detail how to make every single component of a watch.

Even though if you don't plan to make your own watch, like me, it is still a great great for any watch enthusiast.

WatchGuy [...]
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5.0 out of 5 stars precision and beauty 25 Jan 2012
Format:Hardcover
George is a one off in that he is both an exceptionally skilled craftsman and and artist but is also so obviously unselfish in his willingness to share his creative inventions in the field of horology with the masses
The book is beautifully written and detailed even to the extent of illustrating in very clear terms for those with an understanding of intermediate mathematics,of how a clockwork precision timepiece actually works.

The insight into his workshop and the tools and metal working machinery he uses to fashion such original and beautiful watches is illustrated as an additional complement to the instruments themselves of which a number of delightful colour plates adorn the interior of the book.

All in all a delight to hold read and learn from.
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I bought this book on amazon.co.uk and i am very pleased by the information and by its quality.Big thanks
amazon for this opportunity to get such an amazing book.I highly recommend it to those who want to study the magic of a mechanical watch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece! 7 Jan 2014
By A. Deas
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This is a really good book, documenting the process by which each part of a hand made automatic watch is produced.

In an age of mass production, CNC, Spark erosion, drum polishing etc, this book captures a fading art: the true craftsman making a top quality watch from metal bar. Model makers and those involved in small machines can learn so much from this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is an incredible resource. 6 Nov 2013
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This book explains how to build you own watch in simple steps. I will be using this as a reference for years to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First Class 13 Feb 2014
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First class, clear and concise. Really nice hardback with very clear pictures and diagrams, perfect for all skill levels.
This has to be one of the best watch makers books out there?
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