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The Practical Watch Escapement by George Daniels

Title The Practical Watch Escapement
Author George Daniels
Publisher Philip Wilson Publishers
Release 2015-08-26
Category Art
Total Pages 82
ISBN 9780856676871
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of George Daniels's central contributions to horology is his co-axial escapement. Having observed that the dominant lever escapement begins to change its rate after a year or two - a disturbance caused by the sliding action of the impulse elements of the escapement - Daniels set about developing a mechanism that avoided this problem. The result of his efforts was the co-axial escapement, a mechanism in which he sought to combine the strengths and eliminate the deficiencies of existing watch escapements, the lever escapement foremost among them. First devised in 1977, today it remains largely the same as fitted in watches of Daniels's own manufacture, as well as those of several wrist-watch manufacturers. This book explains the action of the escapement in terms accessible to both expert and layman, and is accompanied by a series of detailed line drawings.

The Practical Watch Escapement by George Daniels

Title The Practical Watch Escapement
Author George Daniels
Publisher
Release 1994
Category
Total Pages 81
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Practical Clock Escapements by Laurie Penman

Title Practical Clock Escapements
Author Laurie Penman
Publisher Clockworks Press
Release 1998
Category Clocks and watches
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9780952327042
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Watch Repairing Cleaning And Adjusting A Practical Handbook
Author F. J. Garrard
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release 2013-04-16
Category Antiques & Collectibles
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1446548163
Language English, Spanish, and French
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PREFACE.. IN this volume the aim of the Author, who has I himself served an apprenticeship to the trade of Watchmaking, and worked at the watchmakers bench for the best years of his life, is to give in plain language practical directions for carrying out the various operations involved in Repairing and Cleaning Watches. He has attempted to cover the whole ground of Watch Repairing, from the simplest operations to the most complex and difficult and it is hoped that the book will prove of service alike to the workman, the apprentice, and the arnateur. To the first-mentioned, the chapters on Springing and Adjusting and on Complicated Watches are mofe particularly addressed. These chapters, in particular, contain informatlon which it is believed cannot be found elsewhere, and will, the Autlior feels assured, be welcome even to those who are aiready adepts in the art of Watch . Repairing. The illustrations are a special feature, being all original and the Author having tried to avoid the tendency which so many technical books have of degenerating into mere catalogues of tools and appliances, he may confidently say of the present work that it at least has the merit of being fresh from cover to cover. F. J GARRARD CONTENTS. CHAPTER I .-INTRODUCTION, PAGES Description of a Watch Movement-Motive Power-The Train --Escapement and Balance-Motion Work. Figs. 1-5 . 1-7 CHAPTER 11.-THE MATERIALS USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR OF WATCHES. Steel, SoRening, Hardening, Tempering-Brass, Softening, Hardening, Tempering-Gold-Silver - German Silver- Platinum - Palladium - Aluminium Bronze - Invar-Rcd- stuff - Diamantine -Diamond Powder -Oilstone Dust- Emery-Water-of-Ayr Stone-Chalk-Benzine-Petrol-Oil -Methylated Spirit - Turpentine - Acids-Mercury-Peg- wood-Pith-Tissue-paper-Shellac . . . . . 8-18 CHAPTER 111.-WORKSHOP, TOOLS, G Heating the Workshop - Light - Work-board -Tools - Eyeglasses. Figs. 6-26 . . L 19-29 CHAPTER 1V.-THE USE OF TOOLS Flat Filing-Pin Filing-The Use of Files-Drilling-Broaching -Cutting Screw Threads. Figs. 27-31 . . . 30-33 CONTENTS. CHAPTER V.-TURNING. PAGE3 Using the Turns-Gravers-Methods of Cutting-Turning for Practice-The Watch Lathe-Its Appliances and Chucks- Methods cff Driving. Figs. 32-53 . . . 36-47 CHAPTER V1.-MAKING SMALL TOOLS. Drills - Taps - Punches - Screwdrivers - Soft Soldering - Countersinks-Chamfering Tools-Joint Pusher-Oiler- Blueing Slip - Hard Soldering - Brass Tweezers. Figs. 54-61. . . CHAPTER VI1,-CLEANING WATCHES. . 453 Why Watches want Cleaning-Key-wind Geneva Watches- , Taking to Pieces-Cleaning-Putting together-Endshakes Oiling-Keyless Watches-Taking out of Cases-English Watches-Verge Watches-English Cylinder and Duplex Watches-Pocket Chronometers-English Keyless Watches -American Keyless Watches-General Remarks on Cleaning Watches. Figs. 62-71 . . . 54-69 CHAPTER VII1.-BARRELS, FUSEES, MAIN- SPRINGS, AND CHAINS. Broken Mainsprings - Barrels, Repairing - New Barrels - Mending Chains - Fusee Clickwork - Stopwork - Safety Pinions-Going-barrel Clickwork. Figs. 72-86 . . 70-81 CHAPTER 1X.-DEPTHS, TRAIN WHEELS, C. Depths-Correcting Bad Depths-Worn Pivots-Polishing Pivots -Turning Pinions - Turning Pivots - Cement Chucks - Bushing Pivot Holes-Fitting New Wheel Teeth-New Pivots - Jewel Holes - Jewelling - Frames, Screws, c Figs.87-119 . . . . 82-99 CHAPTER X.-ESCAPEMENTS...

Title Watches Adjustment and Repair A Practical Handbook on Modern Watches
Author F. J. Camm
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release 2016-12-19
Category Antiques & Collectibles
Total Pages 170
ISBN 1473347580
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This antiquarian book comprises a comprehensive and practical handbook on modern watches, with information on the history and development of watches, on cleaning them, repairing them, and much more. Written in clear, concise language and containing a plethora of useful diagrams and photographs, this text will be of considerable value to anyone with a keen interest in watches, and would make for a great addition to collections of watch and clock-related literature. The chapters of this volume include: Time and the Origin of Watches, Tools and Materials, The Parts of a Watch, The Compensating Balance and the Hair-spring, Lever Escapement, Cylinder Escapement, Dismantling: Fitting Winding Shafts, Fitting Mainsprings, Cleaning a Watch, et cetera. This antiquarian book is being republished now complete with a new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.

Title Maintaining and Repairing Mechanical Watches
Author Mark W Wiles
Publisher The Crowood Press
Release 2016-07-15
Category Antiques & Collectibles
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1785001566
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This invaluable, practical book is written by a watch repairer with over twenty years' experience. It is aimed principally at the novice mechanical watch repairer, although those with more experience will also find it most useful. Brimming with advice and useful tips, it provides step-by-step photographs with accompanying text and demonstrates how to maintain a mechanical watch, and how to identify problems and correct them. The author discusses the theory behind how a watch works and reveals how to take a watch apart and how to reassemble it without causing any damage. Each section of the book is related to a particular element within the watch, and the author clearly explains the function and design of each part. He covers the essential requirements of a workspace, discusses basic tools, and how to use and care for them and illustrates how to take a mechanical watch apart and re-assemble it. He goes on to examine types of watch cases, case backs and how to open and re-fit them, as well as the movement and removing the movement from the case. He demonstrates how to remove the hands and the dial, and discusses motion work and the removal of the cannon pinion. He also pays attention to keyless-work, the mainspring and the barrel, the balance wheel, the escapement, the gearing and the gear train, pivots and arbors, bearings and jewels, and much more. The book also shows the reader how to service, clean and oil a watch, and how to successfully complete common repairs and make basic adjustments. Essential reading for all those interested mechanical watch repair, and superbly illustrated with 337 colour photographs.

Practical Watch Repairing by Donald De Carle

Title Practical Watch Repairing
Author Donald De Carle
Publisher The Crowood Press
Release 2020-02-07
Category Antiques & Collectibles
Total Pages 336
ISBN 0719831067
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Here is a unique book. It describes the theories and processes of repairing and adjusting the modern watch in precise and meticulous detail: a thing which has never been done so completely before in the many books on the same subject. As a text book it is a revelation. Taking nothing for granted, except the ability to read and comprehend a simple description of mechanical processes, de Carle takes his reader through every stage and every operation of watch repairing ...and to deal with them thoroughly is quite a programme - it takes 300 pages containing 24 chapters, two appendices and 553 illustrations. The fine draughtsmanship and accurate technical detail of the illustrations set a new standard. Practical Watch Repairing can justifiably claim to be the best illustrated book on practical horology yet issued, and one of the best of its kind on any subject. The publication of the book marks the beginning of a new epoch in the study of the mechanics of horology.

Practical Watch Repairing by Donald De Carle

Title Practical Watch Repairing
Author Donald De Carle
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release 2013-04-16
Category Antiques & Collectibles
Total Pages 308
ISBN 1473381908
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is specially written for the beginner who intends to make watch repairing and adjusting a life study. It describes the first steps of the work in a manner which may appear too simple but this provides an elementary foundation upon which more advanced practice is built. This textbook is perfect for anyone who is keen to learn about the repairing of watches or anyone who has an interest in horology in general.

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