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4.0 out of 5 stars Good as far as it goes
From someone who knows nothing about Verge pocket watches as far as I know it's good - but the more one gets into the subject the more detail and pictures on everything would be appreciated, especialy maintenance and perhaps repair.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Apalling Book; very disappointing
This book, and all its companion volumes by the same author are simply awful. Cut-and-paste repetition of the same (often inaccurate and frankly damaging to watches) information from chapter to chapter makes me wonder exactly what sort of editor and publisher would have the temerity or ignorance to support this travesty of horology. The author's books have been slated in...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Apalling Book; very disappointing, 6 Oct 2013
This review is from: The Verge Pocket Watch: Its History, Development and Maintenance (Hardcover)
This book, and all its companion volumes by the same author are simply awful. Cut-and-paste repetition of the same (often inaccurate and frankly damaging to watches) information from chapter to chapter makes me wonder exactly what sort of editor and publisher would have the temerity or ignorance to support this travesty of horology. The author's books have been slated in the academic and practical horological print press. Do not believe online five-star reviews by amateurs with little experience who think that this is a wonderful book. A few glossy pages and some fresh photographs go a long way to hide the book's underlying deficiencies: the author promulgates terrible horological practise, and there is little else to be said. Please, search for your horological education elsewhere.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good as far as it goes, 20 April 2012
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From someone who knows nothing about Verge pocket watches as far as I know it's good - but the more one gets into the subject the more detail and pictures on everything would be appreciated, especialy maintenance and perhaps repair.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for Beginners, 10 Jun 2014
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Don't know much about fusee verge watches before this book. Definitely learnt something about such watches. I bought a fusee watch and this book helps to explain what's what and how it works.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best pocket watch book i,ve had the pleasure to read, and thoroughly enjoy., 1 May 2013
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This book is simply the best i have seen.It is so easy to follow,the author takes you through it step by step and explains in a manner that even novice would understand.I would recommend this book to anyone who has the slightest interest in pocket watches.
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