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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Crowood Press (November 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861262337
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861262332
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #780,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Robert H. Kump on January 20, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The book does a decent job,but I was under the impression that it was kinda like a school book,in teaching watch theory and repair,the diagrams are excellant,some of the watch repairmans secrets are revealed,how to build a bench is explained,as is,the neccessary tools,the biggest complaint I (personnally) have is that I wished he had used a blow-up of the indivisual parts(with their names)and where they go,then I would have an easier time with the names of the parts and how they fit together.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By S. Thomas Adelstein on August 25, 2009
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I saw two mediocre reviews and decided I had to write my own. You don't want to allow mediocre reviewers to influence your buying experience. I bought this book primarily because I couldn't find any books that showed me how to repair a quartz watch. I'm not a quartz collector, but I have a reissued Hamilton from 1985 that no longer works. You can't buy a new movement, so I have to repair it. Oh, it was a special gift and limited edition.

I found out how to fix the Hamilton, but I also learned a great deal more about working on mechanical watches. The author takes you through a step-by-step journey, so that you come out with a great running watch.

I wrote a book that hit #7 on the technical best sellers list two years ago and I used the same formula. Present the theoretical material first and then do a numbered step-by-step approach. It works and the author did a great job here.

The positives - you win. You get in-depth knowledge you can use over and over and solid advice. I never really understood how to file a screwdriver blade. I followed some directions for mentors and books, but I never had a clue how to do it until the author explained it so clearly. That just one of a few hundred examples and I do mean a few hundred.

The negatives? The first part - the essentials is confusing to newbies.You can still work through it and refer to it later.

If you want to work on watches as a hobbyist, an enthusiast or make a living at it - this book is essential reading.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By flavio pimenta on February 14, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The reviewer Robert is correct: the book does not have "step by step" pictures of the procedures. So, it's very difficult to learn what is written without previous knownledge.
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