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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
Gruen Watch Model Identification Guide By Mike Barnett
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The first and only color illustrated guide to Gruen wristwatches. Over 300 Gruen watches identified correctly with the exact model name, date of production, and much more information on each watch... More > model. Printed in beautiful color, this guide is unique amoung all other watch identification guides. Pictures are life sized to make finding the match to your watch much easier. One addition to this book that you will not find in other price guides is the inflation adjusted price for each watch. The watches have the price they were originally sold at (e.g. 29.95 in 1944), next to that is the price in today's dollars (e.g. $400 for the price of $29.95 in 1944). This makes comparing the value of watches easier to understand. It also gives you the ability to compare watch price of watches that have been made decades apart.< 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
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
Watch Repair 101 College Course Notes By Mike Barnett
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Community colleges became one of the biggest educators of watchmakers in the 1970s. This book, Watch Repair 101, contains all of the course materials from a community college course on watch repair.... More > Handouts and notes from the practicing watchmaking teachers makes this a unique resource for students today. It literally was "Watch Repair 101".< 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
The Gruen Watch Repairer's Reference By Mike Barnett
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An enormous compilation of Gruen reference material that can be used by any Gruen collector or Gruen watch restorer. Contains all 4 of the main Gruen Material Catalogs along with very rare versions... More > from 1921, 1926, supplements, etc. All of the Gruen published material information is contained in this book. This reference is a must for Gruen restorers and collectors interested in learning more about the movements and inner workings of Gruen watches.< Less
Gruen Watch Model Identification Guide Volumes 1 & 2(hardcover) By Mike Barnett
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A lifetime of color illustrated Gruen watches awaits you in this Hardcover Collector's Edition of the Gruen Identification Guide. This single book contains BOTH volume 1 and volume 2 of the... More > series. This hard cover book contains the complete contents of both volumes of the Gruen Watch Model Identification Guides. Nothing has been left out of either volumes. Volume 2 is presented at the beginning as it contains a combined index for both of these beautiful books. If you don't yet own either volume, this is a great opportunity to pick up both in a durable hardcover format for only $10 more than the combined price of the two soft cover volumes. Volume 1 contains over 380 Gruen watch illustrations with model names, date of production, original price, case material, etc. Pictures are life sized to make finding a match of your watch easier. Volume 2 adds over 640 watch illustrations, 60% more than volume 1, bringing the total to over 1,000 Gruen models in this single book that combines the two volumes.< 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
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

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