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Describing and illustrating the making of the precision timekeeper, this handbook provides an insight into watchmaking.

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Acknowledgements Preface to the Third Edition Preface The Colour Plates 1. Workshop and Equipment 2. Hand Tools 3. Finishing Steel and Brass 4. Turning 5. Wheels and Pinions 6. Making Small Components 7. Jewelling 8. Escapements 9. Mainsprings and Accessories 10. Movement Design 11. The Balance and Spring 12. Casemaking 13. Engine-Turned Cases and Dials Select Bibliography Appendices Index

About the Author

George Daniels, CBE, DSC (HONS), FSA, FCGI, FBHI, FAWI, is a practicing horologist with over fifty years' experience in both antique and modern watchmaking, and is a past master of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. Amongst his awards for contribution to the art and science of watchmaking - including the design of his own escapements - are the Tompion Gold Medal, The British Horological Institute Gold Medal, The City and Guilds of London Gold Medal, The Arts Sciences and Learning Award of the City of London, and the Victor Kullberg Medal of the Stockholm Watchmakers' Guild.


I truly believe that this book [...] will be held in high esteem both by its future collectors, as well as by the common watch enthusiast looking for a publication that summarizes their favorite hobby and presents its secrets in an easily understandable way. * A Blog to Watch *
Watchmaking by George Daniels is a very fascinating book, a must read for everybody interested in the watchmaking. * *

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