Review: The Swiss Watch Repairer's Manual

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  1. Mike Kearney

    Mike Kearney Guest

    The Swiss Watch Repairer's Manual, by H. Jendritzki, copyright 1964, third edition is dated 1970. About 230 pages. Roughly 8"x10", softcover.

    I would rate this among the top 10 reference books on how to repair Swiss watches, right up there with Fried's books. It's well written and illustrated, and is loaded with pictures of tools and instructions on how to use them. This book is suitable for the beginner, but even experts will get something out of it. If you like the Bulova Watch Repair Training manual, you'll love this book.

    Twenty five chapters:
    Terminology
    The standard equipment of a watch repairer
    The standard equipment of a watch repair workshop
    Fault-finding during dismantling
    The hands
    The dial
    The motion work
    Keyless work
    The click-work
    The staff, balance and roller
    The balance spring
    The escapement
    Pivots
    Jewel holes
    Wheels and pinions
    The mainspring barrel
    The mainspring
    The screws
    Cleaning
    Assembly and oiling
    Watch adjustment
    Magnetization
    The case, glass and strap
    The electric wrist watch
    Reference tables

    This book is not that old and should be easy to find, but I haven't seen that many copies around. Keep an eye out for a copy.

    This is a book review, not an offer to sell.

    Regards,
    Mike






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  2. Mike Kearney

    Mike Kearney Guest

    The Swiss Watch Repairer's Manual, by H. Jendritzki, copyright 1964, third edition is dated 1970. About 230 pages. Roughly 8"x10", softcover.

    I would rate this among the top 10 reference books on how to repair Swiss watches, right up there with Fried's books. It's well written and illustrated, and is loaded with pictures of tools and instructions on how to use them. This book is suitable for the beginner, but even experts will get something out of it. If you like the Bulova Watch Repair Training manual, you'll love this book.

    Twenty five chapters:
    Terminology
    The standard equipment of a watch repairer
    The standard equipment of a watch repair workshop
    Fault-finding during dismantling
    The hands
    The dial
    The motion work
    Keyless work
    The click-work
    The staff, balance and roller
    The balance spring
    The escapement
    Pivots
    Jewel holes
    Wheels and pinions
    The mainspring barrel
    The mainspring
    The screws
    Cleaning
    Assembly and oiling
    Watch adjustment
    Magnetization
    The case, glass and strap
    The electric wrist watch
    Reference tables

    This book is not that old and should be easy to find, but I haven't seen that many copies around. Keep an eye out for a copy.

    This is a book review, not an offer to sell.

    Regards,
    Mike






    [This message has been edited by Mike Kearney (edited 08-30-2002).]
     

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