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Learn Watch Repair at Home with the Home Study Course of the Wisconsin Institute of Horology [Hardcover]

Mike Barnett

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Book Description

March 12 2010
This over 400 page watch repair course was developed so that you can learn mechanical, vintage watch repair at home, at your own pace. The structured course is complete and assumes the student has few or no mehanical skills and takes the student from no watch repair skills to being educated highly educaed in watchmaking. This text also makes a great reference guide. Developed and revised many times over a 30 year span, the course is as relavent as it was when first authored in the first half of the 20th century. It is a classic instructional book that many watchmakers have in their horological library.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 452 pages
  • Publisher: Second Hand Press (March 12 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578048450
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578048451
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 22.9 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 880 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #546,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2.0 out of 5 stars A 1921 Reprint April 28 2011
By E. Morales - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Somewhat disappointed to discover that this is simply a photo-reproduction of the original home study course that was copyrighted in 1921. Although I'm sure much of the info is still relevant. The book is split up into 3 parts. Part 1 (page 37 to 96) covers basic skills like filing and elementary lathe work, Pivoting and jeweling. Part 2 (page 113 to 168)covers clock repair. Part 3 (page 193 to 430) covers watch repair.

The book uses no photos. The illustrations appear to be old-style wood engravings. Moreover there aren't many illustrations (~16 in a 444 page book). There is an interesting section called "LEGITIMATE SCALE OF CHARGES FOR WATCH REPAIRS" on page 434 that lists cleaning and repairing 21 Jewel watches for 3 to 5 dollars (I guess that was the going rate in 1921). So you get the picture - this book is merely a reproduction of the original 1921 text. This book is relevant as a historic example with some useful yet dated info and certainly only worth the asking price if that's what you're looking for.

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