Basic Clock Books for a Newbie

Discussion in 'General Clock Discussions' started by Gene Klodzen, Nov 13, 2002.

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  1. Gene Klodzen

    Gene Klodzen Moderator
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    Aug 24, 2000
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    There are many good books, but let me tell you of two that I like, are very basic, clearly written, and have lots of illustrations:

    Number one is The Clock Repair Primer, by Phillip Balcomb, and number two is it's sequel, The Clock Repair First Reader.

    Read the Primer first. You'll refer to both of them frequently as you learn more and more.
  2. eskmill

    eskmill Registered User
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    Aug 24, 2000
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    There's lots of good books avaiable at modest cost to help a beginner get up-to-speed in any one of the many areas of Horology. One of my first and still a valuable reference is Goodrich's "The Modern Clock." Although first published around 1900, it's still being reprinted. Another is one of the many titles and revisions of books authored by Britten.
    It all depends on your specific interest whether it be collecting, repairing, research, or selling.
    You should have a look at another Forum on this Bulletin Board, "Horological Books." There you'll get some idea of the wide variance in preferences for favorites.
  3. Dick Feldman

    Dick Feldman Registered User

    Sep 1, 2000
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    I have sent you a list of clock books as an attachment to an email. The list contains some of my favorites.
  4. lpbp

    lpbp Registered User
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    Aug 25, 2000
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    The best advice I could give any "newbie" would be to join the NAWCC. I wished I had known about it earlier in my collecting days. Invaluable publications and chance to join local chapter, great ways to learn.

    Larry Pearson, FNAWCC #35863

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