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The Pocket Watch: Restoration, Maintenance and Repair [Hardcover]

Christopher Barrow


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Book Description

April 1 2010
Using as examples six of the most typical types of watch from a period spanning the late 18th century to the early 20th century, the author takes the intelligent enthusiast through the cleaning and repair process, step by careful step, using photographs of excellent clarity, and in lucid language, characterized by his own friendly and helpful tone. He aims to equip the reader with a sound basic knowledge not just of the process but also all the tools and materials as well as their sources.

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Hale (April 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719803705
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719803703
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,125,648 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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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected from other reviews May 21 2010
By Dr. Jon - Published on Amazon.com
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.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Pocket Watch Jan. 11 2013
By John Ohannesian - Published on Amazon.com
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.

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