Maintaining and Repairing Mechanical Watches: A Practical Guide
By Mark Wiles
This invaluable, practical book is written by a watch repairer with over twenty years' experience. It is aimed principally at the novice mechanical watch repairer, although those with more experience will also find it most useful.
Covers the essential requirements of a workspace
Discusses basic tools, and how to use and care for them
Illustrates how to take a mechanical watch apart and re-assemble it
Examines types of watch cases, case backs and how to open and re-fit them
Considers the movement and removing the movement from the case
Demonstrates how to remove the hands and the dial, and discusses motion work and the removal of the cannon pinion
Pays attention to keyless-work, the mainspring and the barrel, the balance wheel, the escapement, the gearing and the gear train, pivots and arbors, bearings and jewels, and much more
Shows the reader how to service, clean and oil a watch, and how to successfully complete common repairs and make basis adjustments
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