This invaluable, practical book is written by a watch repairer with over twenty years’ experience. It is aimed principally at the novice mechanical watch repairer, although those with more experience will also find it most useful.
• Covers the essential requirements of a workspace.
• Discusses basic tools, and how to use and care for them.
• Illustrates how to take a mechanical watch apart and re-assemble it.
• Examines types of watch cases, case backs and how to open and re-fit them.
• Considers the movement and removing the movement from the case.
• Demonstrates how to remove the hands and the dial, and discusses motion work and the removal of the cannon pinion.
• Pays attention to keyless-work, the mainspring and the barrel, the balance wheel, the escapement, the gearing and the gear train, pivots and arbours, bearings and jewels, and much more.
• Shows the reader how to service, clean and oil a watch, and how to successfully complete common repairs and make basic adjustments.
About the Author
Mark Wiles runs the workshop at Antique & Modern in East Barnet (an Omega credited service centre). After passing his Final British Horological Institute (BHI) examination in technical horology, he was granted a three-year apprenticeship by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers (WCC). He thus maintained a proud family tradition dating back to the eighteenth century for two of his ancestors, Steven and Edwin Wiles, were both distinguished clockmakers based in central London. In 2010
Mark became both a Freeman of the WCC and the BHI’s youngest accredited Fellow.
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 17th June 2016
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.77