Watchmaking (Hardcover)


George Daniels


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Watchmaking Book Description

This is the second reprint of the standard work on watchmaking; indispensable to watchmakers and restorers of mechanical watches. George Daniels completed his first watch in 1969, arousing enough interest to generate a renaissance in the art and skills of designing and making individual watches. "Watchmaking "describes every aspect of the antique craft of watch construction. Line drawings detail every manufacturing technique employed, and completed watches and their component details are illustrated in color.The author's principal aim in writing this book has been to inspire and encourage the art of watchmaking, especially among a new generation of enthusiasts. As a supreme master of this art, his advice is constantly sought both by students and watch repairers. His understanding of the problems that can beset the would-be watchmaker, especially in an age of mass production, his expert knowledge of the history of watchmaking, together with his concern for the continuation of the art, have convinced him of the need for a comprehensive study of the subject.One of the most interesting aspects of George Daniel's work, which this book describes, is that he makes every component of the watch himself. In addition to explaining the techniques required, many of which he has evolved himself, Daniels describes the tools that will be necessary for working, both by hand and machine, and also defines the ideal workshop and its contents.The making of the precision timekeeper is described, step by step, and is illustrated at each stage with line drawings and brief explanatory captions. The text is easy to follow and care has been taken to avoid complicated technical descriptions.

About the Author :

George Daniels has contributed to Watchmaking as an author. George Daniels, MBE, DSC (HONS), FSA, FCGI, FBHI, FAWI, is a practising horologist with fifty years' experience in both antiquarian and modern watchmaking and is a pastmaster of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. Amongst his awards for contribution to the art and science of watchmaking - including the design of his own escapements - are The Tompian Gold Medal, The British Horological Institute Gold Medal, The City and Guilds of London Gold Medal, The Arts Sciences and Learning award of the City of London and the Victor Kullberg Medal of the Stockholm Watchmakers' Guild.

Book Details

Title: Watchmaking
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers
Author: George Daniels
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English




No. of Pages: 420
Publish Date: 2003-05-31
Binding: Hardcover
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