Review: The Swiss Watch Repairer's Manual

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Mike Kearney

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).]
 
M

Mike Kearney

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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