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Gruen Stock Record Book By Mike Barnett
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The Gruen Stock Record book is a 1927 publication from the Gruen Watch Company that contains images and information for every watch that was in its catalog. ALL of the watches available to purchase... More > in 1927, and ONLY the watches available to purchase in 1927 are in this book. The value of this book cannot be overstated. It is the predecessor to the 1929 Guild Book which has some of the watches from 1927 along with new models. In 1929 some watches were dropped, some added, with the result being another catalog of watches that Gruen used to precisely define what was and was not available for purchase. There was a Supplement "A" added in 1931 which added more watches to the catalog. There is only one of these Stock Record Books known to exist. Rare is an understatement. And the value to Gruen researchers is immense as never before has Gruen listed, in totality, their complete lineup of watches at a snapshot in time.< Less
Gruen Guild Book 1929, 1931 (Economical color) By Mike Barnett
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A full 200 pages of Gruen watches in color! The 1929 / 1930 Gruen Watchmaker's Guild Book. Added to this is the 1931 Supplement "A". This book is by far the largest catalog of watches... More > available for purchase. There are Pocket watches, Cartouches, Quadrons, Baguettes, Carre's, etc, all illustrated and identified by their model name, case material, movement, price, and more. It is filled with historical facts and one of the best resources for collectors of early Gruen timepieces. Previously only available to the lucky handful of people owning one of the originals, this is the first opportunity for all Gruen collectors to own their own copy.< Less
Watch and Clock Repair For Beginning and Intermediate Students By Mike Barnett
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A two year course in watch and clock repair with most of the emphasis on watch repair. Profusely illustrated and hands-on in nature. An excellent course to have found and saved from disappearing.... More > Relatively modern as it's from the 1970's.< Less
A Course in Wristwatch Repair The Gruen Horological Text and Technical Bulletins By Mike Barnett
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The Gruen School of Watchmaking created the Gruen Horological Text in 1948 as a means of teaching students how to clean & repair wristwatches. It covers all aspects of watch repair, including... More > advanced topics such as balance poising and hairspring manipulation. Readers new to watch repair will enjoy the hands-on, step by step style of the textbook. Also included are company memos announcing new watch technologies and changes to the procedures for working on watches. Additionally, this book includes the 8 Gruen Technical Bulletins. While this is Gruen text and the Curvex movement is used in examples, it is in no way specific to Gruen watches. The techniques taught apply to all makes of wristwatches.< Less
Learn Watch Repair At Home With The Home Study Course Of The Wisconsin Institute of Horology By Mike Barnett
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NOW IN SOFT COVER! This over 400 page watch repair course was developed so that you can learn mechanical, vintage watch repair at home, at your own pace. The structured course is complete and... More > assumes the student has few or no mehanical skills and takes the student from no watch repair skills to being educated highly educaed in watchmaking. This text also makes a great reference guide. Developed and revised many times over a 30 year span, the course is as relavent as it was when first authored in the first half of the 20th century. It is a classic instructional book that many watchmakers have in their horological library.< Less
Fundamentals of Watchmaking - Elgin Watchmakers College Watch Repair Course By Mike Barnett
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Written 1955 and used by the Elgin Watchmakers College to teach the "Fundamentals of Watchmaking" course, this is a good watchmaking lesson with lab book. Its focus is on the mechanics of... More > watch repair more than theory. The lessons are hands-on and instructional. Not just for beginners, even a seasoned watchmaker could find one or two things not previously known, or learn a different approach to something. There many beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations in the book. This is a historical, practical, easy to use, relevant, detailed, watch repair course in one compact book 8.5 x 11 book.< Less
Wristwatches, Pocket Watches Ordnance Maintenance TM 9-1575 By Mike Barnett
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The famous World War II book on watch repair. Many many people have learned, at least initially, how to repair watches using this book. It is a real favorite among beginners. It also has the added... More > bonus of showing how to work on many of the military watches from Elgin, Waltham, etc. This book is now produced in 8.5 x 11 size for the first time. MUCH more readable. Additionally, the pages are now WHITE. They have been carefully digitially processed at high resolution so that the cleanup from the tan pages left the quality there while making the pages perfectly white.< Less
The Gruen Watch Catalog (Hard Cover) By Mike Barnett
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A full-color DUPLICATION of the rare and priceless Gruen manuscript that was utilized to create the "Gruen Master Book". The Gruen Watch Catalog duplicated the manuscript by utilizing high... More > resolution scans with powerful image processing that resulted in a book that mirrors the original. Owning this hard cover book is essentially the same as owning the original manuscript. Nearly every Gruen watch made between the early 1920s and late 1950s is represented in the photographs. There are over 4,000 individual Gruen watch photographs that Gruen took using professional photographic equipment and setups. All of the pages originally contained in The Gruen Master Book are included, men's and women's watches, with the addition of tabs on the pages the clearly show each of the sections.< Less
Gruen The 1910's & 1920's Two Decades of Watches from the Daily News By Mike Barnett
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The first book of the "Decade Series" of Gruen watch identification guides. Unlike the other 3 guides, this one covers two decades the 1910s and 1920s. Gruen first started advertising in... More > 1911, but it was the 1920s when they began to run large ad campaigns. They also introduced many new technologies and watch lines in the 1920s. This book contains move 950 images of Gruen watches. It was in the newspaper that advertisements of the rarer Gruen models can be found. These models often had short lifespans that only the newspaper was able to capture. An extensive index is actually a data table containing a large amount of data on each watch including the year, number of jewels, movement type, price, the case materials, number of diamonds, etc. Along with the other books in this series, a span of 45 years, from 1910 to 1955, is represented with many 1,000s of watches identified.< Less
Gruen Watch Model Identification Guide Vol 2 By Mike Barnett
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The Gruen Watch Model Identification Guide Volume 2 was 3 years in the works and extends the only full-color series of Gruen Model ID guides. Volume 2 used same laborious process of utilizing Gruen... More > published advertising material to obtain the images and the accompanying data. The result is a very accurate guide that's stunning to see. This is not a "Price Guide". The only prices are the ones the watches originally sold for. But the illustrations are better than anything you've seen in price guides. The book's title describes exactly what the books are for -- Gruen Watch Model Identification Guide. Use these books to identify your Gruen watch, when it was made, other variations, plus quite a bit of technical data. These books have been described as "Coffee Table" books because they're so detailed and are in color. Enjoy all of the hard work the men and women of the Gruen Company put into their timepieces.< Less