A Guide to Complicated Watches (4th Edition - Revised and expanded)
4th Edition - Revised and expanded
By François Lecoultre
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The 4th edition, revised
The most comprehensive and detailed book on complicated watches which is and always will be essential to all who work in the field of horology.
In order to make the volume easier to read and use, all the plates containing drawings have been moved to the end of the book. The figures are clearly referred to in the text and the technical details and functions of the various mechanisms can be consulted on the numbered, fold-out plates.
Various improvements have been made, including the revision of the chapter on the equation of time.
The other chapters:
Independent seconds-beating movements
Jumping seconds watches
Chronographs - Simplified chronographs - Split-seconds chronographs
Minute recording mechanisms - Continuous-type minute registers - Semi-instantaneous minute registers - Instantaneous minute registers
Repeating watches - Old repeating watches - Modern quarter repeaters
Gearing and escapements
Hammers and hammer trips
Simplified repeaters - Half-quarter repeaters - Breguet half-quarter repeaters - Five-minute repeaters - Minute repeaters - The minute snail
Simple calendar mechanisms - Continuous-type perpetual calendars - Instantaneous perpetual calendars - Perpetual retrograde calendars
The Buttex recording chronograph
The Glucydur balance
The Bovet single fly-back hand chronograph20
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