Touhrbillon uber meine passion

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  1. David Thomas

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  2. Todd W

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    Dave Thank you for your reply. That is Mr. Pahlow web sight. I have contacted him and the book is sold out. There is also a book dealer in Germany that advertises a copy but that copy have also been sold.
     
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    This is the only book I know of that takes you step by step through every task in designing and making a tourbillion watch. An expensive book, but worth every dollar.

    I believe only 200 copies were produced, mine is numbered 81 and I treasure it.

    The NAWCC Library has only one copy so it can be studied in Columbia but it is non circulating.

    Fortunat F. Mueller-Maerki, pob 386, Sussex NJ 07461

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    You can reach me at horology@horology.com
     
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    The NAWCC library is where I found out about the book. I buy a fair number of horological book and as they tend to be on the expensive side I like to see a copy before I buy. Was at the NAWCC library and came across there copy. I agree it is an incredible book. Went home and did a google search and found Steffen Pahlow Websight and thought this is too easy. Well, it was, book sold out. So my search goes on,I am going to Switzerland this summer with hopes of finding a copy. Which brings up another question. Are there any used horological book dealers that I should know about?
    Todd Warriner
    Lambertville, Michigan
     
  5. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

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    The leading horological bookseller is Toni Simonin

    Editions Simonin, Rue des Saars, Neuchatel
    editionsimonin@swissonline.ch
    tel.+41-32-729 0039


    he is not allways there and travels a lot. Must call to make arrangements. HAs a huge stock.

    The leading (but expensive) retailer in Germany is

    Gisela Gottschalk
    Verlagsbuchhandlung & Antiquariat
    Grünewaldstr. 27
    D - 97230 Estenfeld
    GERMANY
    (kein Ladengeschäft!)

    Telefon: 09305/8269 Telefax: 09305/1742 E-Mail: gisela.gottschalk@t-online.de

    She does not currently show a Touhrbillion in her catalog but is notorious for not updating her website. No store, just mailorder.

    Hope this is helpfull.

    Fortunat F. Mueller-Maerki, pob 386, Sussex NJ 07461

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    You can reach me at horology@horology.com
     
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    Thanks for the leads, I was aware of Editions Simonia but thought he had a store. Gisela Gottschalk I didn't know about.
    Are you aware of any books that would deal with the specific design of watches? I am looking for something that would give me some guidance in the sizing of specific parts of watches. George Daniels goes into this but the detail doesn't go down to such thing as the size of pivots through the train. The only one I know about is La Fabrication ma'com'que de la montre. My French isn't very good so it's slow going translating it.
    All The Best
    Todd W
     
  7. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

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    Tony Simonin is the recently retired director of WOSTEP and the book/pu blishing business is a sideline for him. He still travels frequently as a instructor at the WOSTEP schools such as Seatle and Litiz in the USA, bot also to the far east.

    Fortunat F. Mueller-Maerki, pob 386, Sussex NJ 07461

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    You can reach me at horology@horology.com
     

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