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A Horological and Mathematical Defense of Philosophical Pitch
This is a short article written to copyright a pioneering idea in the realm of music theory. The problem with the concert pitch debate is that most every proposition has been subjectively reasoned,... More > with no logical justification as to why any pitch makes more sense than any other. I note the origins of the second-hand in timekeeping and how they most sensibly relate to pitch frequencies in music based on the sexagesimal system to give us a further breakdown of time and measurement in tonality, which music is intended to do at its most fundamental. In this argument is a bit about why Five Limit Tuning is better than Equal Temperament, when it used with the Philosophical Pitch standard of C256 to make a new set of stacking thirds pitches in the chromatic scale so as to make their lowest octaves the very numerators and denominators by which every note in the chromatic scale is derived to begin with. Altogether a tight and cogent argument.< Less
A Course in Wristwatch Repair The Gruen Horological Text and Technical Bulletins
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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
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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
Vollstaendige Nachricht von Uhren - Zweyter Theil
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Facsimile reprint of a 1722 edition of Part 2 of the first German language comprehensive (i.e. including sundials, clocks and watches) text on horology