An Introductory Guide to Repairing Mechanical Clocks

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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 work. Written by a professional clock repairer with a common sense approach, this workshop companion for the beginner keeps things simple while 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, jeweling, and bushing. Moreover, it presents a great deal of useful advice and contains more than 400 high quality color images that help to explain and clarify every procedure that is covered.


Scott Jeffery studied aerospace engineering at BTech level, and went on to university to pursue his interests in aerodynamics and mechanical engineering in the form of a bachelor's degree in motor sport engineering. After receiving a mechanical watch one Christmas, he enrolled in the British Horological Institute's distance learning course, and is now a fully qualified MBHI. Scott has repaired more than 1000 clocks, and runs Hampshire Clock Works.