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Great book...possibly the best on the subject
on 22 February 2015
Great book. Be warned though it gets pretty technical.
This is from the days where watchmakers brewed their own cleaning solutions, made their own tools, it even contains instructions to scratch build a Fusee clock.
Expect calculations on pendulum strike etc. It wusses out of telling you about gear cutting and refers you back to the authors other book on Watch Repairing, but pretty much everything else is covered.
Recommended if you want to learn the trade...but don't expect a hayes manual like step by step guide to fixing your clock. I bought it as a pre-read to understand the theory and tricks of the trade before I try and build my own clock and for that it is perfect.