Watch Repairing as a Hobby - An Essential Guide for Non-Professionals by D.W. Fletcher

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Watch repairing as a hobby is a great introduction to the field of horology. This book, written by an experienced amateur is meant for amateurs and hobbyists. It covers how watches work, watch tools and how to use them, common problems seen when repairing watches, how to troubleshoot a wristwatch and make repairs and clean a watch. Along with all of the useful information there are many illustrations to describe the types of damage you may come across, the types of parts you may see, specialty tools and how to use them and much more. This is an unabridged reproduction of the work as it was originally published in 1948, although even now, more than a half a century later, this remains an indispensible guide to understanding the basics of watch operation and repair.

  • Written by D.W. Fletcher, an amateur watch repairing enthusiast with many years of experience
  • Unabridged reproduction of the original published in 1948
  • Hardcover, 80 pages with B&W illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1616086459
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616086459
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.75" x 0.5" inches

Below is an excerpt from the back cover of the book -

An unabridged reproduction of the work as it was originally published in London in 1948, Watch Repairing as a Hobby remains an indispensible guide to understanding how watches work. Starting with the very basics of watch operation, Fletcher moves through the various tools required for repair, disassembling, and cleaning, as well as a troubleshooting guide for common ailments with detailed solutions.

This must-have guide is broken up into five key sections:

  • How a watch works 
  • Tools and how to use them 
  • How to take down, clean, and reassemble a watch 
  • Common ailments of a watch 
  • More ailments 

Watch Repairing as a Hobby takes a watch amateur from intrigued novice to skilled repairman. With dozens of illustrations to guide you through analysis and repair, this classic work is essential for anyone interested in watches and how they tick.

Never before has a how-to guide for watch repair been written in such an easy-to-utilize format, as seen through the eyes of a successful amateur. You dont need to be a professional to enjoy and understand the nuances of watch repairjust a copy of this book nearby. The book includes 35 black & white illustrations.

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