Clock and Watch Repair by Donald de Carle

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This highly illustrated volume forms a step-by-step instruction manual on the repair of mechanical clocks and watches. Donald de Carle was a Fellow of the British Horological Institute and the author of many standard works on horology; his writings are based on years of practical experience.

The book begins with simple clocks and watches before moving on to more complicated types. The tools and apparatus needed are described and illustrated. Whilst focusing mainly on modern types of mechanical clock, attention is also given to the movements of older long-case and fusee types, as many of them are now being repaired as a result of interest in antique clocks. Chapters on watch repairing deal with chronographs and repeaters as well as self-winding mechanisms. The latest developments in ultrasonic cleaning of horological movements and their electronic timing are described and illustrated.

This work is an invaluable guide for all concerned with the repair not only of clocks and watches but also of small mechanisms in general.


Second edition, 2010 - a total of 21 chapters, 305 pages. Book is written in two parts: clocks and watches

  • Invaluable guide for watch and clock repair
  • By Donald de Carle, FBHI, the author of many Horological titles
  • Features dozens of illustrations with step-by-step instruction on the repair of mechanical clocks and watches


'It will undoubtedly appeal strongly to apprentices and amateur repairers.' - Jeweller and Metalworker

'This is a good book which can be thoroughly recommended.' - Technical Journal

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