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The Pocket Watch: Restoration, Maintenance and Repair Hardcover – Apr 1 2010

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Hale (April 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719803705
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719803703
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 14.2 x 22.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,840,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

A member of the British Horological Society, Chris Barrow has been an electronic design engineer for almost 30 years. He has been cleaning and repairing pocket watches for 20 years.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Better than expected from other reviews May 21 2010
By Dr. Jon - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this book before I had seen the AHS review. Had I seen it, I probably would not have bought the book.
I agree with their reviewers concern about sbout the restoration methods the book suggests.

I believe the book still has real value if you expect to work on English watches. The value is in the take down photographs. It is the only refference I know which has detailed take down photos so yuo know what you are getting into.

The book may have additional value in showing what it recommends and learning to identify his techniques to avoid buying such "restorations". The book is very reasonably priced. Within its limits it is well worth its cost.
It's a good book don't get me wrong but he keeps repeating ... July 3 2015
By nick matta - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It's a good book don't get me wrong but he keeps repeating himself.this book could be only 10 pages and it would have the same ending from 150 pages ago.anyway its good for the first chapter you don't have to read anymore it's all the same after that.
The Pocket Watch Jan. 11 2013
By John Ohannesian - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is very complete and well written. It really goes into detail about watch repair and maintenance. Great illustrations, too.