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Whiten (A.J.): Repairing Old Clocks & Watches

Whiten (A.J.): Repairing Old Clocks & Watches
NEW. 280 pages, 274 figures, reprinted 2014. This book, written by a serious amateur restorer for other amateurs, is a sympathetic guide which will stimulate and inspire; the author has learnt from experience, you can learn from him. With dust jacket. (Ref: N507)

Price: 20.00

Whiten (A.J.): Repairing Old Clocks & Watches
S/H. 280 pages, 275 figures, reprinted 1982. This book, written by a serious amateur restorer for other amateurs, is a sympathetic guide that will stimulate and inspire; the author has learnt from experience, you can learn from him. A very good copy (small inscription inside front cover) with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K932 - F6)

Price: 7.00

Whitrow (G.J.): Time in History - Views of Time from Prehistory to the Present Day
O/P. 217 pages, 1988. The evolution of our awareness of time and how it has been perceived by various civilisations throughout history. A good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1990 - C2)

Price: 6.00

Whitrow G.J.: What is Time?
O/P. 170 pages, figs., 2003. An exploration of the nature of time, how our ideas of time originated and how time has been measured from the sundial to the caesium clock. Paperback. (Ref: K3741 - Q1)

Price: 5.00

Whyte (D.): Clockmakers & Watchmakers of Scotland

Whyte (D.): Clockmakers & Watchmakers of Scotland
NEW. 334 pages, 226 figures, 2005. A good book on Scottish makers, including all the research by the author and other workers since the publication in 1921 of Smith's pioneering work Old Scottish Clockmakers 1453 - 1850. This is an essential reference book for all Scottish clock and watch enthusiasts. With dust jacket. (Ref: N725)

Price: 35.00

Whyte (D.): Scottish Clocks & Watch Makers 1445 - 1900
NEW. 84 pages + 4 pages illustrating watch papers, 1996. A concise listing of Scottish makers. A very good, copy covers. (Ref: K2403 - J1)

Price: 9.00

Wiggin (Henry & Co.): The Nilo Series of Controlled Expansion Alloys
O/P. 8 pages, 2 figs., 2 tables, [ 1952 ]. Nilo 36 (36% nickel, 64% iron) is usually referred to as invar. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4749 - BX6)

Price: 5.00

Wilbourn (A.S.H.) & Ellis (R.): Lincolnshire Clock, Watch and Barometer Makers

Wilbourn (A.S.H.) & Ellis (R.): Lincolnshire Clock, Watch and Barometer Makers
O/P. 196 pages, 45 plates, 2001. This book contains a lot of research hence it has a very good list of Lincolnshire makers listed alphabetically and by place. There are interesting sections on Lincolnshire clock case makers, regional stylistic features of longcases and clockmakers' wills. A very useful addition to the regional literature as nothing else exists for the county. A new copy (old stock) of the soft covers edition, still in publishers shrink wrap. (Ref: N324)

Price: 65.00
Wild (J.M.): Wheel and Pinion Cutting in Horology - a Historical and Practical Guide

Wild (J.M.): Wheel and Pinion Cutting in Horology - a Historical and Practical Guide
NEW. 253 pages, 555 photographs, reprinted 2021. The author wrote a small paperback, now out of print, on this subject many years ago which was very useful. This is a new much larger work of use to all those who restore clocks. The practical sections include the theory of gearing, making cutters, cutting wheels and pinions, crossing out wheels, mounting wheels on arbors as well as information on replacing and finishing worn pivots. With dust jacket. (Ref: N325)

Price: 29.95
Wiles (M.W.): Maintaining and Repairing Mechanical Watches - A Practical Guide

Wiles (M.W.): Maintaining and Repairing Mechanical Watches - A Practical Guide
NEW. 208 pages, 242 colour photographs, 42 diagrams, reprinted 2022. A book written by an experienced watch repairer aimed at the novice as well as those with more experience. Full of advice and tips it has excellent step-by-step photographs with accompanying text, demonstrating how to maintain a mechanical watch and how to identify problems and correct them. The book covers a whole range of subjects from the simple task of replacing straps to fitting a mainspring and understanding the more complicated workings of the escapement. With dust jacket. (Ref: N4000)

Price: 25.00

Wilkinson (T.J.): The Escapement and Train of American Watches
O/P. 378 pages, 2nd edition, signed by author, 1928. A practical and encyclopedic treatise and text book on the lever escapement and its use in American watches. A very good copy with presentation inscription signed by author. (Ref: K2892 - L2)

Price: 65.00

Wilkinson (T.J.): The Escapement and Train of American Watches
O/P. 378 pages, 2nd edition, [1928 but see below]. A practical and encyclopedic treatise and text book on the lever escapement and its use in American Watches. A fine copy with fine jacket. (Note: although not stated, this book is a recent reprint). (Ref: K2889 - L2)

Price: 30.00

Willard (J.W.): Simon Willard and his Clocks
O/P. 134 pages, 38 plates, new edition, 1962. This book by Simon Willard's great grandson was first published in 1911 with the title A History of Simon Willard, Inventor and Clockmaker. The book describes the life and work of the Willard family and their apprentices. A good copy with bruised corners and poor dust jacket - but still a lot nicer than the later paperback reprint. (Ref: K3336 - T3)

Price: 20.00

Willard (J.W.): Simon Willard and his Clocks
O/P. 133 pages, 38 plates, reprinted 1968. This book by Simon Willard's great grandson was first published in 1911 with the title A History of Simon Willard, Inventor and Clockmaker. The book describes the life and work of the Willard family and their apprentices. Card covers, with wear to laminated covers. (Ref: K1756 - H5)

Price: 5.00

Willsberger (J.): Clocks & Watches - 600 Years of the World's Most Beautiful Timepieces
O/P. 184 pages, 112 full page colour plates, 1975. Good illustrations of early examples not found elsewhere. Now nicely bound in half red leather with red cloth boards and marbled end papers, and purpose made slipcase. Book in very good condition, the slipcase now a little worn. (Ref: K2127 - N3)

Price: 25.00

Willsberger (J.): Clocks & Watches - 600 Years of the World's Most Beautiful Timepieces
O/P. 184 pages, 112 full page colour plates, 1975. Willsberger is by profession a photographer so the illustrations are excellent. The book shows some rare and fabulous clocks including early examples. With dust jacket. (Ref: K327 - F7)

Price: 20.00

Wilson (C.): The Book of Time
O/P. 320 pages, illustrated, 1980. This is not a book about clocks and watches but about Time itself. The book opens with the history of time, the movement of the earth in space, timekeeping from sundials to atomic clocks and also has chapters on mutable time, measuring time past and time in disarray. Very good copy with fair dust jacket. (Ref: K2276 - H5)

Price: 9.00

Wilson (G.): The French Republican Calendar
O/P. 10 pages, illustrated, 1988. An extract from Antiquarian Horology, now in stapled card covers. (Ref: K3072 - BX9)

Price: 3.00

Winterton (J.): English Grande Sonnerie Clocks
O/P. [23 pages], illustrated, 1992. A classification and inventory of over 80 English clocks striking grande sonnerie. A collection of 3 articles and supplement originally published in Antiquarian Horology. Fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K4205 - BX10)

Price: 10.00

Wise (S.J.): Electric Clocks
O/P. 144 pages, 6 pages of adverts, 137 figures, 1st edition, 1948. This book covers 3 types of electric clocks: those in which a pendulum or balance is moved directly by the electrical impulse, those where the driving force is electrically rewound and those with a/c synchronous motors. The sub-title says it all: Principles, Construction, Operation, Installation and Repair of Mains and Battery-operated Clocks for Domestic and Industrial Purposes. A good copy, cloth on front board wrinkled, poor dust jacket. (Ref: K668 - D2)

Price: 30.00


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