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The Pocket Watch Handbook Paperback – 31 Aug 2002

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles Publishers; New edition edition (31 Aug. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715314629
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715314623
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 610,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

With the aid of over 80 drawings and photographs, the author shows clearly how the different movements work and discusses the many efforts made to improve timekeeping over the years. Much of the information provided is based on his own original research. For the collector, there is a wealth of useful advice on repairing, buying and selling, simple research, and the study of rare or specialist watches in museum collections. The book is packed with ideas on what to look for and the pitfalls to avoid, so that modest resources can be spent wisely and bring many hours of interest and enjoyment.

About the Author

M. Cutmore is a chartered engineer who served in the Royal Navy before taking up a post as a senior lecturer in mechanical engineering. He is an acknowledged expert on watches and his other books, The Watch Collector's Handbook and Watches 1850-1980, have become standard works on the subject. All his books incorporate his own investigations and research, particularly into watch movements.



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