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5.0 out of 5 stars service your own pocket watches.
the author of this book is a pro, and the way he passes on his knowledge through his book is most understandable and enjoyable.the illustrations are superb as is the way the instructions are given.
Published on 6 Jan. 2013 by john mccartney

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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretentious title for basic book
I was hoping to find a book that detailed the maintenance and restoration of pocket watches.
In reality, this is an amateur's guide to elements of servicing pocket watches with a passing nod towards restoration and little on repair.
Some will welcome the lack of technical jargon;I found it irritating.
I liked the idea of writing a piece on the servicing of...
Published on 10 Jun. 2011 by 50degreesnorth


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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretentious title for basic book, 10 Jun. 2011
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I was hoping to find a book that detailed the maintenance and restoration of pocket watches.
In reality, this is an amateur's guide to elements of servicing pocket watches with a passing nod towards restoration and little on repair.
Some will welcome the lack of technical jargon;I found it irritating.
I liked the idea of writing a piece on the servicing of each of the most popular movements we come across to-day. I found the constant repetition of the same advice (sometimes word-for-word) tedious and unnecessary. I also, take issue with the all-too-vague guidance on lubrication.
Finally, I was disappointed with the photos. I would have expected specific shots of the particular issues highlighted in the text accompnying each type of movement and shots showing "how to" in the more difficult areas such as winding the fusee chain and setting the fusee before use.
I am glad I purchased the book from Amazon and didn't pay the full price.
There are better books out there!
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5.0 out of 5 stars service your own pocket watches., 6 Jan. 2013
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the author of this book is a pro, and the way he passes on his knowledge through his book is most understandable and enjoyable.the illustrations are superb as is the way the instructions are given.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The pocket Restoration, 14 April 2014
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This book is very basic and offers very little to existing watch repairers. It will however be of use to those who are starting to take interest in Horology.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What it says on the box, 6 Jun. 2013
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I love this book, particularly great for assisting me in my first pocketwatch dismantle and clean. Clearly written and presented.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pocket Watch user manual., 15 Feb. 2014
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This is a very comprehensive instruction manual which explains the various workings of the different models. It will be very useful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best on the market., 8 Nov. 2013
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If you are looking for a practical, hands-on manual, look no further than this book by Christopher Barrow. Obviously written from much practical experience, it is crammed with helpful advice and illustrations. Don't miss it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars GOOD INSTRUCTIVE BOOK BUT REPEATS IT SELF A LOT, 27 Jun. 2013
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GOOD PICTURES AND INSTRUCTIONS BUT THE SAME INFORMATION IS REPEATED FREQUENTLY AND YOU FIND YOURSELF SKIPPING SECTIONS YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY READ
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 28 Dec. 2013
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excellent my husband loved it he says it is really easy to read and simple to understand
one of many thanks
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read to have in your back pocket!, 6 Mar. 2013
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Item as described and has proved to be informative. I will chase down an earlier copy and compare the notes myself.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 11 Feb. 2015
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great read
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