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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
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
Ordnance Timepieces School Text - 1943 By Mike Barnett
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The Ordnance Timepieces School Text Book. This course is different than the more commonly found TM 9-1575 book. The text and images in the book have been digitally cleaned up so that you are... More > getting a very clean, new copy of this fantastic course. Waltham, Elgin, and Hamilton military watches are all covered. You'll learn how to diagnose problems, perform repairs, completely disassemble, clean and reassemble. Great course for those new to the craft and want to learn.< Less
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
The Gruen Watch Catalog (Economical soft cover) By Mike Barnett
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Now you have 2 choices for the format of The Gruen Watch Catalog, the original hard cover book or this economical soft cover. BOTH are full-color books containing over 280 pages of Gruen watches.... More > This is the manuscript that was utilized in the 1990s by Roy Ehrhardt to create his black and white Gruen Master Book. The same high-resolution original was used to create this soft cover book as the original hard cover edition. The only difference is the printing technology and used. This soft cover edition is still MUCH higher resolution than the original black and white Master Book< 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 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 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