The War Department ordnance maintenance book from World War II has become an invaluable resource for beginners that wish to learn watch repair. The text is written in plain, easy to understand English with the assumption that the reader has no previous knowledge in watch repair. It is profusely illustrated with enlarged pictures of parts, tools, watch movements, and repair techniques. All aspects of watch repair are discussed. Readers are given step-by-step directions on how to disassemble, clean, and reassemble pocket watches and wristwatches. The section on troubleshooting is invaluable for beginners as the beginner student does not yet know all of the places to check when the watch isn't performing correctly. Often the exact problem and the solution are easily located in the book. For example, in the troubleshooting section there is a small section with the title qstem pulls outq that has a couple of paragraphs that describe how to troubleshoot and fix the problem. This is a great book to start with if you own no watch repair books yet. It's an easy read and a great reference book to have in your horological library. Collectors of World War II watches will see their favorite timepieces in a whole new way. Specific models such as the A-11 are used throughout the book. Watch manufacturers discussed include Hamilton, Elgin, Waltham, and Bulova This particular version of the book was created by performing sophisticated image processing on a new original copy. The tan pages were whitened which makes for a much more readable text. The illustrations were also processed to be as sharp and clear as possible. It is also available in hard copy form. In addition to being image processed for greater clarity, the hard copy is enlarged to an 8.5 by 11 inch size.A Modern Digitally Remastered and Imaged Enhanced Version of a Watch Repair Classic Mike Barnett. 57-58 ELGIN WRIST WATCH, 8/0 SIZE, 7- OR 15- JEWEL with tweezers and invert carefully in order not to distort the hairspring.
|Title||:||Wristwatches, Pocket Swatches, Stop Swatches, and Clocks Maintenance TM 9-1575 War Department Technical Manual|
|Publisher||:||Second Hand Books - 1945-04-06|