Watch Repair for Beginners

Author: Harold C. Kelly
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781626366404
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

First written by the definitive expert in 1957, Watch Repair for Beginners is the ideal book for anyone who wants to know how to fix their own watch. Learn what horology is; the basics of watch and clock repairing; the mechanics of a clock; how the wheels work; the difference between an automatic watch, a stop watch, and a chronograph; and so much more. With detailed black-and-white illustrations, this timeless classic is a must-have addition to any horology lover’s collection.

Hire Fire and the Walking Dead

Author: Greg Moran
Publisher: Academic Learning Company LLC
ISBN: 0832950017
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

This tactical recruiting guide for the hiring manager lays out five critical steps necessary to consistently build the pipeline of talent, to raise the standards of the hiring process, and to avoid desperation hires.

L ngengrad

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 9783827072368
Release Date: 2010-09-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Längengrad erzählt die Geschichte des unbekannten schottischen Uhrmachers John Harrison, dem es im 18. Jahrhundert gelang, die Schiffahrt durch die Lösung des Längengrad-Problems auf neuen Kurs zu bringen. Bislang hatten sich die Seefahrer bei ihrer Navigation am Verlauf der Breitengrade orientiert. Eine Methode mit fatalen Folgen: Seefahrer und Fracht wurden leichte Beute von Seeräubern, die den Handelsschiffen auf den Breitengraden auflauerten. Zudem irrten die Schiffe fast orientierungslos auf den Weltmeeren umher und erreichten ihre Zielorte wenn überhaupt — eher zufällig. Die ohnehin langen Schiffahrten dauerten noch länger. Der gefürchtete Skorbut raffte nicht selten die Mannschaft dahin. Mit einem Wort: Handelsschiffahrt war ein Unternehmen auf Leben und Tod. Längengrad rekonstruiert die Geschichte einer wissenschaftlichen Gralssuche, eines Davidskampfes gegen die großen Astronomen jener Zeit. Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton und Edmond Halley suchten die Lösung des damals schwierigsten nautischen Problems in den Gestirnen. Anders John Harrison: 40 Jahre lang arbeitete er besessen an seiner Idee eines perfekten Chronometers. Trotz der Intrigen seiner Rivalen setzte sich Harrisons geniale Erfindung letztendlich durch. Schon der berühmte Seefahrer James Cook ließ sich auf seinen Expeditionen von Harrisons Uhr leiten und nannte sie seinen »zuverlässigsten Freund« und »nie versagenden Führer«.

Repair and Restore Your 400 Day Clock

Author: Joseph Rabushka
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781935097785
Release Date: 2010-03
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

If you have ever sat frozen before a stopped 400-day clock wondering what to do, this book is for you. This is the most comprehensive repair manual that describes, in fully-illustrated detail, every aspect of 400-day clock repair for the novice as well as the professional. Providing detailed analysis of each part of the 400-day clock, Repair and Restore Your 400-Day Clock will teach you how it works, why it works, and how to determine when it is faulty. Two full chapters are devoted to the suspension spring alone, making this the most hands-on repair manual ever for the 400-day clock. The restoration of these unique and cherished clocks will bring an unparalleled measure of satisfaction to their owners.

Introductory Guide to Repairing Mechanical Clocks

Author: Scott Jeffery
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 9781785000935
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

This up-to-date, clearly written and beautifully illustrated book is targeted at the amateur repairer and at the absolute beginner with no experience, as well as at hobbyists who often dabble with, but have little knowledge of, the techniques used in quality horological repair work. Written by a professional clock repairer and using a common sense approach, this workshop companion for the beginner 'keeps things simple' whilst placing an emphasis on the quality of the work. It provides step-by-step illustrated instructions and simplifies a large variety of tasks that are often regarded as being complicated, such as re-pivoting, jewelling and bushing. Moreover, it presents a great deal of useful advice and contains over 400 high quality colour images that help to explain and clarify every procedure that is covered. This no-nonsense guide to rectifying the common faults found in mechanical clocks will be essential reading for all those interested in horology but specifically for the novice who wants to repair mechanical clocks according to best practice. Beautifully illustrated with 424 colour photographs.

Popular Mechanics

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Release Date: 1963-01
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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

The Clock Repairer s Handbook

Author: Laurie Penman
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 0715311220
Release Date: 2000-10-15
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Clock lovers, collectors, repairers, or anyone with a timepiece back home that's moving too slowly, speeding up, or come to a grinding halt: if you want it to work like new, here's a wealth of information of diagnosing and correcting faults in clock both antique and modern. Not only does this all-inclusive manual have detailed descriptions of repair methods, but it contains alternative techniques for the less well-equipped shop and the inexperienced, as well as over 250 of the author's excellent drawings and plenty of beginner's tips. Coverage of lathe work, cleaning, brushing, pivoting and mounting, replacing or preparing an escapement, train faults, gears, suspension, crutches, striking and chiming work, lubrication, assembly, and testing make this an invaluable asset for every clock repairer's bench.

Popular Science

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Release Date: 1946-02
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Popular Science

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Release Date: 1973-10
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.