First Edition. Fine in a fine dust wrapper, a fresh unmarked copy, free of remainder or any former owner marking. Full-time booksellers since 1987, prompt shipping and careful packing assured. Bookseller Inventory # lebanon 18-4 jewelry white/gold/ Ama
Synopsis: This is the second reprint of the standard work on watchmaking; indispensable to watchmakers and restorers of mechanical watches. George Daniels completed his first watch in 1969, arousing enough interest to generate a renaissance in the art and skills of designing and making individual watches. Watchmaking describes every aspect of the antique craft of watch construction. Line drawings detail every manufacturing technique employed, and completed watches and their component details are illustrated in color.
The author's principal aim in writing this book has been to inspire and encourage the art of watchmaking, especially among a new generation of enthusiasts. As a supreme master of this art, his advice is constantly sought both by students and watch repairers. His understanding of the problems that can beset the would-be watchmaker, especially in an age of mass production, his expert knowledge of the history of watchmaking, together with his concern for the continuation of the art, have convinced him of the need for a comprehensive study of the subject.
One of the most interesting aspects of George Daniel's work, which this book describes, is that he makes every component of the watch himself. In addition to explaining the techniques required, many of which he has evolved himself, Daniels describes the tools that will be necessary for working, both by hand and machine, and also defines the ideal workshop and its contents.
The making of the precision timekeeper is described, step by step, and is illustrated at each stage with line drawings and brief explanatory captions. The text is easy to follow and care has been taken to avoid complicated technical descriptions.
Publisher: Sotheby Parke Bernet Pubns
Publication Date: 1982
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Sotheby Parke Bernet Pubns, 1982. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. First edition. Ex-Library hardcover with dust jacket. 4to with 415 pages. The book and dust jacket are in good condition with usual library stamps and markings. Interior clean and tight. White spine with black text. Size: 4to. Ex-Library. Seller Inventory # 030494
Book Description Sotheby's Publications, London, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. David Penney (illustrator). 1st Edition. 416 pages, 8 colour plates, 777 figures, 1st edition, 1981. A superb book which explains in detail how to design and make all the parts of a watch. The drawings by David Penney are excellent and make all the techniques described in the text easily understandable. Daniels? aim in writing the book was to inspire and encourage the art of watchmaking ? the aim has been achieved as the book has been constantly in demand since it was first published. A fine copy of the first edition, the dust jacket good but with a 2 cm tear. Seller Inventory # K711
Book Description Sotheby's Publications, London, 1981. Cloth Gilt. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Hard Back book in Near Fine condition in Very Good Dust Wrapper. No marks or inscriptions. Book very clean and tight. xvii, 18 plates, 416 pp. Seller Inventory # HOR0142