Watch Repair Books

Delve into the world of watchmaking with the fascinating world of watch repair books! These offer more than just instructions. They unlock the intricate mechanics, rich history, and cultural significance of these miniature marvels.

Learn about the hundreds of tiny parts working in perfect harmony within a watch. From intricate gears and springs to hairspring vibrations. Unearth the history and techniques of watchmaking. From the meticulous work of early artisans to the modern advancements in precision engineering. Explore the diverse styles and traditions of watchmaking from across the globe. From classic Swiss craftsmanship to avant-garde Japanese designs. Discover practical guides on watch maintenance, identification, and common repairs. All empowering you to care for your own timepiece.

Delve into the world of vintage watches, understanding their value, authenticity, and restoration processes. Explore the role of watches in fashion, technology, and even warfare. Understanding their evolution as symbols of status, innovation, and precision.
Whether you’re a watch enthusiast, collector, or simply curious about the world of timekeeping, watch repair books offer a treasure trove of knowledge and inspiration. So, embark on your own journey through time – one page at a time!

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    1001 Wristwatches from 1925 to Present Edited by…

    Large-format hardcover book detailing a curated selection of wristwatches manufactured from 1925 through to the early 21st century. Includes models from manufacturers such as Blancpain, Hublot, Heuer, Junghans, Breuget, Baume and Mercier, and many more, with striking color photographs of each model presented and useful pairing captions for context.

    SALE-502: $42.74
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    1879 and 1894 Illustrated Catalogue from The National…

    Reprinted catalog of National Mfg. and Importing Co. pieces offered in their 1879 and 1894 illustrated clock catalogs. Includes sections on models offered by the manufacturer with pairing black-and-white illustrations and other model specifications such as clock size, dial size, materials used in manufacturing and more.

    SALE-375: $18.99
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    1949 Edition Watchmakers Handy Manual from Missouri Watch…

    Vintage spiral-bound manual produced in 1949 featuring materials offered for the benefit of watchmakers. Includes chapters on factory trade marks, mainsprings, friction jewels system, crowns system, and many more, with extensive index tables featuring information about size, material, and more.

    SALE-472: $21.84
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    2009 Edition Manufacture’s Book of Timepieces from Jaeger-LeCoultre

    Hardcover book detailing a curated selection of timepieces offered by Jaeger-LeCoultre watch manufacturer in 2009. Includes chapters on the history of the Reverso, Master Control, Master Compressor, Atmos, and several other models, presented with striking color photographs.

    SALE-494: $23.74
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    American Pocket Watch 1976 Price Indicator Identification and…

    Softcover book detailing the identification and pricing of American pocket watches. Includes curated duplications of sales catalog pages, with valuable black-and-white illustrations and model specifications, paired with the author’s own projected pricing.

    SALE-476: $18.99
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    American Pocket Watch 1977 Price Indicator Identification and…

    Softcover book detailing the identification and pricing of American pocket watches. Includes curated duplications of sales catalog pages, with valuable black-and-white illustrations and model specifications, paired with the author’s own projected pricing.

    SALE-475: $18.99
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    American Pocket Watch 1980 Price Indicator Identification and…

    Softcover book detailing the identification and pricing of American pocket watches. Includes curated duplications of sales catalog pages, with valuable black-and-white illustrations and model specifications, paired with the author’s own projected pricing.

    SALE-477: $18.99
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    American Pocket Watches Encyclopedia and Price Guide Vol.…

    Softcover encyclopedia-style book that catalogs pricing and specification of curated models of American pocket watches. Includes black-and-white illustrations, scans, and descriptive text to assist with identification and valuation of American-made pocket watches.

    SALE-42: $47.49
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    AWI Battery Guide Book

    This booklet is a must have to get the proper battery for your watch. It is a complete reference for both old and new battery type numbers. It also provides conversions and cross reference tables, specifications, dimensions and substitutions.

    WB8: $15.00
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    Britten’s Watch and Clock Handbook Dictionary and Guide,…

    Vintage hardcover book detailing aspects of watch and clock repair through a valuable alphabetized dictionary-style handbook. Includes commentary on valuable aspects of clock and watch repair with valuable pairing black-and-white illustrations.

    SALE-174: $33.24
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    Cavalcade of Time: A Visual History of Watched…

    Hardcover book detailing a curated history of watch-making over centuries. Includes beautiful color photographs and valuable commentary from the author on the features and specifications of each watch presented.

    SALE-93: $37.99
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    Complicated Watches and their Repair by Donald de…

    Vintage hardcover book detailing commentary on aspects of repair and maintenance for complicated watches. Includes sections on automatic watches, the chronograph, timers, 24-hour dials, alarm watches, calendar watches, repeaters and clock watches, independent and jumping seconds watches, and more automatic watches, with valuable pairing black-and-white schematic illustrations.

    SALE-486: $18.99
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    Complicated Watches and their Repair by Donald de…

    Vintage softcover book detailing commentary on and responses to questions about complicated watches and their repair, from the perspective of a renowned and certified "Fellow of the British Horological Institute." Includes chapters on mainsprings of various manufacturers including Bulova, Helvetia, Omega, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and dozens of others, paired with valuable black-and-white illustrations.

    SALE-254: $28.49
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    Complicated Watches Translated Compiled and Edited by Emanuel…

    Vintage hardcover book detailing the practice of and commentary about complicated watches. Includes sections on calendar watches, chronographs, repeating watches, hour striking, the five minute repeater, and dozens of others, paired with valuable black-and-white illustrations.

    SALE-304: $33.24
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    Dictionary of Clocks and Watches by Eric Bruton…

    Hardcover book detailing a curated history of time-pieces; including "ancient time tellers, antique clocks and watches, odd timekeeping mechanisms, church clocks, light clocks, automatic watches, dating clocks, determining time, skull watches, skeleton clocks, timers, chimers, waterproofing, jewels, and thousands of other facts" as well as valuable black-and-white illustrations and photographs.

    SALE-333: $33.24