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- Print Length: 288 pages
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- Publisher: createspace (December 17, 2010)
- Publication Date: December 17, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004GNFJ4E
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,034 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I had hoped to learn about how to disassemble watches and rebuild with custom parts. I'm happy to say that all of this information is in there in much greater detail than I could have possibly hoped for. This alone was worth the cost of admission. But what inspired me to write a review was all of the "bonus" stuff I hadn't bargained for. The author does a fantastic job of explaining the inner workings of the watch, the various parts, how they all work together etc. It's so much more than just a DIY book. I feel confident that I have a solid base of understanding to build on.
When you consider the subject matter it could certainly make for a boring or overly technical book. Not so in this case. The information is presented in a style I particularly enjoy; lots and lots of clear, well-done photos with a perfect ratio of text. It's an enjoyable read and after getting through the entire book one time I felt that I had grasped most of it. At two-hundred, eighty-something pages there's a lot of info in there. It's all good solid stuff with no filler.
So my leap of faith paid off. I feel that I got more than my money's worth and it doesn't get much better than that.
I don't understand the negative reviews...kinda arrogant.
Also, I was turned off by the other "beginning books". They turned out to be not so beginning (and incredibly boring).
This book, on the other hand, will get you up and running.
Here's the gist of what it includes:
1) Explanations of how watches works. Kinda not helpful since so many other places (on youtube, and animates on the web) explain how watches work so much better. Books are hard to learn from on this matter. But I think this book does as good as any other on the basic mechanics.
2)Websites to browse and buy materials from. This is actually pretty important. To those in the field, all this may seem really obvious...But to beginners, such as myself, it was a godsend. I spent hours on the sites looking at things, planning, etc.
3) A step by step tear down and reconstruction of a typical watch. As a negative reviwer pointed out "all this book does is tell you how to replace movements", etc. But yea, so what??? That is precisely where I want to start as a beginner. I'm not looking to rebuild a movement as a first project. This book starts at the logical first point.
Because of this book I successful took apart an old Diesel quartz watch I had sitting around...and put it back together. It was fun.
Buy this book if you want a good place to start and ignore the arrogant old men saying this book is bad.
Also, the kindle version is damn good. Full color pics still....so it reads well, and you can get it instantly.
However with a bit of time spent on the web and not much knowledge on watches i managed to find these links and descriptions of various parts. What I was hoping for was to actually be taken through a watch build and have some technecal knowledge that I would not be able to glean from the web easily.
This book was disappointing. I got through it in two hours not really knowing all too much that i could of gotten straight from the web.
The author was more focussed on rehashing existing watches with new hands and dails than actually illustrating the intricate details of watch making. It seems that this book was quickly put together by a student that had to hand in an assignment the next day.
The web has much better content!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Save your money and go online. Check out watch repair videos instead.
The book is a self published collection of crude technical drawings, poor photos, and dubious... Read more
Very simple and easy to follow book on how to build your own watch.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
While I appreciate the low price and the author's enthusiasm, the image quality is quite poor. I understand the reluctance to use color, as that would increase the price... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dr Fallout
Very satisfied. Great details - everything I had hoped for.Published 1 month ago by Jeffrey M Adachi
At first I thought this book was a little rough-and-ready. However, after having done the first couple of Timezone courses, I've come back to it and find it has a lot of very... Read morePublished 1 month ago by liam d thompson