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Help with watch books

slk

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Ok guys I am ready to start trying to take a pocketwatch apart and clean and oil them. I have a great mechanical ability so I am hoping I can do this.

What books or videos would you recommend for me to get to start this fun adventure. I want to be able to work on the American made watches.

Thanks
Steve
 
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Kent

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Here's a good start:

The Watch Repairer's Manual - Fourth Edition, Henry B. Fried, American Watchmakers Institute Press, Cincinnati, OH, 1986.
 

Don Dahlberg

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I would also highly recommend Henry Fried's "The Watch Repairer's Manual". When you are finished with that read Fried's "Bench Practices for Watch and Clockmakers" and finish with his "The Watch Escapement".

It also helps if you can see things done. If you are a member of NAWCC, you can check out the DVD:


Call Number: DVD 588D
Title: Cleaning of a pocket watch
Author: Michaels, Jim.
Publisher: Columbia, PA NAWCC,Inc.,
Publication Date: 1995.
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Don
 

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