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Books - 400-Day (Anniversary) Clock Repair Guides
How to identify & fix these clocks
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Repair guide & tips on the repair of this venerable clock
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Latest edition of the AWI booklet identifying all watch, clock & other batteries
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How to use & make tools, use of lathes, understanding plating, etc.
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How to identify & value all types of clocks by type, trademark, age, condition, etc.
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An extensive selection for fixing all types of clocks for the beginner or the experienced clockmaker
Books - Watches & Pocket Watches-Price & Repair Guides
How to identify, price & repair watches

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Description: More than 10 years in the making, this is the first comprehensive, in-depth examination of Jean-Leon Reutter’s magnum opus, the first production ATMOS clock. Included are all known marketing...More Details »
Item #: 34217
Condition: New
Price: $175.00
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Description: Covers the repair of popular electric clocks of the last 100 years: General Electric, Herschede & Revere clocks powered by Telechron motors, Seth Thomas clocks powered by A-300 & Sangamo motors,...More Details »
Item #: 34209
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Price: $31.00
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Description: Useful instructions on how the power reserve indicator works. The calculating method can apply to chronograph minute and hour indicating mechanisms as well. 16-page illustrated booklet. Published 2020.
Item #: 34187
Condition: New
Price: $8.50
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Description: Brand New Must Have Book By Steven Conover! Articles, Q & A, and repair tips on older German wall & mantel clocks, including Becker, Junghans, etc. and modern wall & mantel movements by Hermle,...More Details »
Item #: 34177
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Price: $39.50
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Description: 12-page booklet provides complete instructions with 18 illustrations and line drawings.
Item #: 34039
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Price: $8.50
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Description: The 2nd of a 2 volume set see #15196 for Volume 1). From pages 585-1082, with 1352 illustrations & photos. Published in 2013. Includes a 2013 Price Update. Note there is no duplication of clocks from Volume 1 to Volume 2.
Item #: 25027
Condition: New
Price: $69.50
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Description: Current catalog #45 is 163 pages with over 9000 items. Note: Catalog is free with your parts order only.
Item #: 11501
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Description: No. 5 in the Clocks Magazine Beginner's Guide Series. Identifies different common pocket watches likely to be encountered by the average collector. Indicates characteristics, sizes, case styles,...More Details »
Item #: 33684
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Price: $21.50
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Description: Book #7 of the Clockmakers Newsletter Workshop Series covers repairs made to clock mechanisms produced by 3 of America’s largest 19th century manufacturers. Sections include tension springs,...More Details »
Item #: 32964
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Price: $39.50
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Description: Book #8 of the Clockmakers Newsletter Workshop Series features clock mechanisms produced by 3 of America’s largest 19th century manufacturers. Covers repairs to round strike & round chime...More Details »
Item #: 32965
Condition: New
Price: $39.50
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Description: For the watch maker, clock maker & model maker. 60-page, illustrated soft cover booklet provides a brief history, discusses measuring tools, means to identify metric and inch threads, instructions on making taps & drills, etc.
Item #: 32937
Condition: New
Price: $14.00
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Description: Guide instructs how to disassemble, clean, repair & lubricate old verge watches. Illustrated 48-page soft cover booklet.
Item #: 32879
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Price: $14.00
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Description: Covers the most popular movements produced by Seth Thomas (#89, #113, #124, Sonora Chime, Ship's Bell, Hour-Striking only, Hour & Half-Hour Striking, Non-Striking) and Alarms, Long Alarms and the...More Details »
Item #: 32857
Condition: New
Price: $39.50
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Description: Lists auction prices recently paid for for a wide variety of clocks, including grandfather, bracket, mantel, skeleton, novelty & electric. Also includes chronometers & barographs. Indicates...More Details »
Item #: 32778
Condition: New
Price: $26.50
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Description: Covers English-style bell strike movements, made until the mid-19th century. Chapters on German grandfather clock movements by Urgos, Hermle, Kieninger and others. Addresses pivots, bushings,...More Details »
Item #: 32469
Condition: New
Price: $36.50
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Description: Covers English-style bell strike movements, made until the mid-19th century. Chapters on German grandfather clock movements by Urgos, Hermle, Kieninger and others. Addresses pivots, bushings,...More Details »
Item #: 32470
Condition: New
Price: $34.50
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Description: 16-page soft cover booklet provides simple plan to build a handy tool to wind loop-end mainsprings. Complete instructions.
Item #: 32319
Condition: New
Price: $7.00
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Description: For a 3-3/8" W x 4" H non-striking movement with 6" pendulum, commonly used in shelf clocks. Excellent details for beginners & pros on tools & materials required, instructions to produce...More Details »
Item #: 32249
Condition: New
Price: $23.00
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Description: Step-by-step instructions to build this 17th centruy type weight driven skeleton timepiece controlled by a foliot balance. Made from primarily brass & steel, with a paper dial, a single hand & an...More Details »
Item #: 32250
Condition: New
Price: $24.00
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Description: From the UK Workshop Practice Series. Book #21. Discusses traditional glues, joint design, varieties of adhesives. materials to be bonded, environmental factors, sealants, terminology, hints &...More Details »
Item #: 32200
Condition: New
Price: $16.50
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Description: Articles & repair tips as appeared in CLOCKMAKERS NEWSLETTER. Covers recoil, deadbeat, half-deadbeat, platform, pin pallet & pinwheel escapements. Hairsprings & floating balances also addressed. 159 pages. Soft cover.
Item #: 32192
Condition: New
Price: $36.50
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Description: This 1996 publication covers the complete line of Seth Thomas clocks and movements. Indispensable for determining originality. Includes line drawings and photo illustrations and current market...More Details »
Item #: 15164
Condition: New
Price: $83.00
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Description: 360 pages of information about American calendar clocks and the companies that manufactured them. Profusely illustrated hardbound book with patent drawings, original catalog illustrations and...More Details »
Item #: 25020
Condition: New
Price: $78.00
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Description: Third edition includes year 2005 price update for both volumes #1 and #2. 575 pages. Hardbound.
Item #: 25021
Condition: New
Price: $83.00
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Description: 24-page soft cover book outlines instructions to make this attachment used to grind and polish pivots, as well as a means to drill work in the small lathe. Suitable for scaling up to larger lathes....More Details »
Item #: 29767
Condition: New
Price: $8.50
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Description: Invaluable 2001 edition with 989 pages and over 18,000 European origin trademarks. Hard bound.
Item #: 15147
Condition: New
Price: $40.00
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Description: 24 pages, 40 plus pictures and several line drawings. Demonstrates the step-by-step disassembly, cleaning, reassembly, and lubrication of an old watchmaker’s lathe (without damaging it), as well...More Details »
Item #: 29828
Condition: New
Price: $9.00
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Description: By Ian Beilby. Based on the acclaimed series that appeared in Clocks Magazine. Covers the history and development of pocket watches, how they work, dismantling & cleaning, repairs & tools, dating,...More Details »
Item #: 12517
Condition: New
Price: $20.50
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Description: The most complete book on the subject. Perfect for the beginner and expert. Over 300 pages with 500 illustrations. Published in 2000 with a hard cover.
Item #: 15050
Condition: New
Price: $15.00
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Description: By Harold Kelly.Ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to fix a watch or clock. Discusses the difference between a chronograph, an automatic watch and a stopwatch. Many illustrations. Sections on...More Details »
Item #: 32074
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Price: $13.00
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Description: By Henry Abbott. A comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to traditional watchmaking & jewelry craftsmanship. Sections on alloys, balances & escapements, staffs, etc. 100s of formulas. Section on...More Details »
Item #: 32075
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Price: $17.00
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Description: Details 5 different escapements: verge, recoil, deadbeat, Brocot and platform (lever and cylinder). Several others also included such as pin pallet, pinwheel and grasshopper. Over 400 line drawings...More Details »
Item #: 25012
Condition: New
Price: $42.50
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Description: Soft cover, 60 pages. Concentrates on repivoting for watches, but techniques are easily adaptable to clock repair, especially travel alarms, chronometers, and small high-grade clocks such as...More Details »
Item #: 25016
Condition: New
Price: $15.00
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Description: Covers the assembly procedure for 20 American movements. There are gear tooth counts for time and strike trains, beats per hour, and mainspring specs. 20 chapters, an introduction, table of...More Details »
Item #: 25017
Condition: New
Price: $31.00
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Description: How-to information in the design of gears and the cutters to make them. Learn how to make an indexing attachment or form grinding tool for your lathe. Build a simple weight-driven clock from...More Details »
Item #: 25024
Condition: New
Price: $45.00
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Description: Details 5 complete French clock restorations including a timepiece, a count wheel strike with escapement, a rack & snail strike, and 2 picture frame clocks. Great tips and procedures for all skill...More Details »
Item #: 25026
Condition: New
Price: $26.00
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Description: A must for the collector and repairman. Richly illustrated. Identifies manufacturer and model of clock movements using maker names, logos, and back plate width and height. Soft cover.
Item #: 15115
Condition: New
Price: $27.50
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Description: Based on the acclaimed series that appeared in Clocks Magazine outlining how a striking clock works. Soft cover, 59-page book by Ian Beilby. Covers movements, tools & materials, disassembly,...More Details »
Item #: 29853
Condition: New
Price: $20.50
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Description: Addresses the necessary adjustments for 400-day clocks, including set-up, the suspension, letting down the mainspring, escapement adjustment, etc. Fully illustrated. Soft cover. 75 pages.
Item #: 25022
Condition: New
Price: $15.50
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Description: Based on Clockmakers Newsletter articles published from 1987-2008. Repair tips & projects arranged by subject for easy reference. Sections devoted to mainspring & bushing methods. Fully indexed. Soft cover. 190 pages.
Item #: 32061
Condition: New
Price: $39.50
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Description: Guide shows how to quickly, easily and accurately make drills from needles and piano wire for repivoting and other uses. 16 illustrated pages with a soft cover. Published in 1996.
Item #: 15166
Condition: New
Price: $7.00
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Description: Based on Clockmakers Newsletter articles published from 1987-2008. Includes tool reviews & how to use tools, hand tools you can make, workshop projects, & general repair tips. Fully indexed. Soft cover. 181 pages.
Item #: 32062
Condition: New
Price: $39.50
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Description: Valuable and informative booklet reveals how to calculate clock trains. Includes a list of train counts by clock movement manufacture. Copyright 2010 with a soft cover.
Item #: 15152
Condition: New
Price: $5.50
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Description: Step by step instructions on dismantling, cleaning, repair and assembly of cuckoo clocks. Also sections on music movement principles and troubleshooting. Large, clear photos accompany the text. 9-1/2” x 11”. Soft cover. 58 pages.
Item #: 25029
Condition: New
Price: $26.00
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Description: Traces the manufacture of clocks in America from the earliest European settlers through the mass production of the 19th century. Includes sections on tall case clocks, Banjos, Pillar & Scrolls,...More Details »
Item #: 32045
Condition: New
Price: $25.50
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Description: Price guide supplement to Part#15183 (Gilbert Clocks). Updates all prices. In addition, it has many new pages of clocks, movements and material not previously documented. 113 pages with a hard...More Details »
Item #: 20396
Condition: New
Price: $29.50
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Description: Reprint of 1948 guide to how watches work. Covers repair tools required, disassembly, cleaning & troubleshooting. Generously illustrated. 64 pages. Hard cover.
Item #: 32154
Condition: New
Price: $13.00
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Description: Begins with letting down the mainspring, then disassembly, cleaning, repair and assembly. Provides basics on escapements, pendulums and bushings. Includes mainspring length formulas, lubrication...More Details »
Item #: 15168
Condition: New
Price: $24.00
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Description: Noted authority Roy Hovey discusses servicing, repair, cleaning, lubricating and restoration of Hermle movements. 99 pages with a soft cover. Published in 1994.
Item #: 15154
Condition: New
Price: $32.50
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Description: Illustrated book includes known Sessions clocks made between 1903 to 1968 along with many original prices & a 2002 price guide. 336 pages. Hard cover.
Item #: 15199
Condition: New
Price: $51.50
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Description: 10th edition lists over 500 back plates to aid in the identification, the manufacturer, mainsprings, suspension springs and suspension units. There's information on history, dating and repair....More Details »
Item #: 15004
Condition: New
Price: $35.50
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Description: Illustrated soft bound handbook on the construction and proportion of escapements. Published in 1984. 66 pages.
Item #: 15036
Condition: New
Price: $10.00
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Description: Covers clocks from grandfathers to alarms. 400 drawn illustrations. 244 pages in a hard cover. Published in 1999.
Item #: 15049
Condition: New
Price: $34.50
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Description: 752 illustrated pages. The most complete listing available. From pocket watches to grandfather clocks. Original prices and current market values. Includes a brief history. New, improved hard...More Details »
Item #: 15045
Condition: New
Price: $92.50
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Description: Illustrated guide discusses the adjustment and repair of pin pallet escapements. Soft cover with 44 pages. Published in 1995.
Item #: 15162
Condition: New
Price: $14.50
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Description: Volume #1. Uses original manufacturer's catalogs to illustrate clocks from Ansonia to Welch. Includes a year 2005 updated price guide. 336 pages. Published in 1999 and hard bound. The price...More Details »
Item #: 15047
Condition: New
Price: $62.50
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Description: Discusses troubleshooting, repair and cleaning. Perfect for beginners. 48 illustrations. 124 pages. Soft cover. Published in 1972.
Item #: 15005
Condition: New
Price: $15.00
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Description: More than 50 companies are represented in this fully illustrated volume. 504 pages with a hard cover. Comes with an 2000 price guide, which is available as a separate item as Part#20394. Published in 1994 with a hard cover..
Item #: 15155
Condition: New
Price: $64.00
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Description: 119 pages of photographs and catalog illustrations from Gustav Becker catalogs. Includes history. Published in 2000 with a soft cover.
Item #: 15061
Condition: New
Price: $14.00
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Description: Over 2200 photos and illustrations with a 2000 price guide. 520 pages with a soft cover. Published in 1997. Price update only available as Part #20393.
Item #: 15170
Condition: New
Price: $55.00
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