In The Clock Repairer's Manual, Mick Watters explains how to approach all aspects of clock repair, maintenance and cleaning with confidence. For anyone who has ever considered clock repair as a hobby or a profession, as well as those under initial training and for the existing repairer, this comprehensively illustrated and detailed manual will be a useful reference.Topics covered include the typical clock movement; dismantling, cleaning and reassembling; striking and chiming clocks; repairing worn pivots and bushing and escapements, staff fitting and jewelling.
This Edition is written especially for the Amateur or Professional clock repairer. The only Clock Repair Book that you need. Everything you need to know when Repairing Mechanical Clocks. The most comprehensive, up-to-date clock repair manual available today. Over 250 pages include hundreds of photos and diagrams.Full explanation of dismantling and putting a clock back together CORRECTLY. Full explanation of routine repairs like bushing, pivoting and oiling. Full explanation of all kinds of repairs needed to get a clock running again. Includes hard to final comprehensive cuckoo clock repairs made simple.
The most comprehensive Atmos Clock Repair Manual. 2020 edition, 277 pages, Hundreds of photos and diagrams. * Are you clock repairer that specializes in Atmos Clocks? This book is for you. * Are you a clock repairer but have never worked on an Atmos clock? This book is for you. * Do you own an Atmos Clock and want to know how it works? This book is for you. Be bold. Take on your project. This book will hold your hand every step of the way and guide you to success. YOU CAN DO IT. Why does an Atmos Clock stop Working? Often, the works are dirty and needs servicing. The bellows might need charging. The spring might be over-wound and needs resetting. This book will teach you how to do all this.
If you have ever sat frozen before a stopped 400-day clock wondering what to do, this book is for you. This is the most comprehensive repair manual that describes, in fully-illustrated detail, every aspect of 400-day clock repair for the novice as well as the professional. Providing detailed analysis of each part of the 400-day clock, Repair and Restore Your 400-Day Clock will teach you how it works, why it works, and how to determine when it is faulty. Two full chapters are devoted to the suspension spring alone, making this the most hands-on repair manual ever for the 400-day clock. The restoration of these unique and cherished clocks will bring an unparalleled measure of satisfaction to their owners.
As "The New York Times" wrote after his death, Henry B. Fried was "widely acknowledged as the dean of American watchmakers." In the revised, 1961 edition of his classic book "The Watch Repairer's Manual, " reprinted here, Fried addresses topics important to contemporary watch repairers, such as self-winding watches, waterproofing, calendar watches, alarm wristwatches, and chronographs. "The Watch Repairer's Manual" also includes a fine visual dictionary of exploded views in isometric, which are very helpful for ordering watch parts. One of the few modern books available on the techniques of watch repair and certainly the most esteemed, "The Watch Repairer's Manual" is outstanding for its sequence of presentation and its many useful illustrations, including enlarged details of alarm and self-winding watches. The consummate craftsman and master of details, Fried himself created the illustrations. From teaching others, Fried has learned that if you have a good understanding of how and why the mechanisms work, you will become better at fixing any problems you face-often without needing to consult a book. "The Watch Repairer's Manual" provides: - Helpful background material, such as full descriptions of the main divisions of the modern watch mechanisms, including the purpose and function of each unit. - Complete directions for cleaning and overhauling a watch movement for casing. - A section devoted to general repairs and troubleshooting. For anyone interested in watch repair, this volume will serve as a working manual, a reference manual, and even a course of study. Assuming little previous knowledge on the part of the reader, Fried provides complete and clear detail on each operation. "The Watch Repairer's Manual" should be of great value to the student, hobbyist, watch collector, and instrument maker. Henry B. Fried wrote and illustrated 14 books, many pamphlets, and hundreds of articles on horology, the science of timepieces. The first American to receive the Silver Medal of the British Horological Institute, he served as president of the New York City Horological Society and the New York State Watchmakers Association and vice president of the old Horological Institute of America. He taught and lectured on horology and served as an industry consultant. He also was a consultant for the "Random House Dictionary" and the "Merriam-Webster Dictionary."
A comprehensive book on collecting & repairing antique clocks or timepieces written for both the amateur or experienced in mind. How to tell what's wrong, What tools to use, where to get parts and how to fit them, using hundreds of photographs and diagrams making repairs within most peoples reach, a separate section deals with sympathetic restoration of the case. The Trademarks section includes thousands of clockmakers marks from all around the world, usually stamped on the movement itself enabling the reader to accurately not only identify the maker but date and value the clock.
Mechanical and Quartz Watch Repair is targeted primarily at those who want to learn about watch repair, and features movements that are representative of those found in other watches. The easy to follow instructions are appropriate to both professional repairers and enthusiasts. Material covered includes the working environment, overhauling basic mechanical watches, automatics, stop watches, chronographs, some restoration, and basic quartz watches—both analog and liquid crystal display.