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This vintage book contains a complete guide to watchmaking, with information on watch and clock cleaning and repairing, tempering in all its grades, making tools, compounding metals, soldering, plating, and more. Written in simple, plain language and full of clear instructions, this volume is perfect for the beginner with an interest in DIY watch repair. Contents include: "Character of American Watchmakers", "Necessary Qualifications", "History of American Horology", "National Watch Company", "To Clean", "The Chemical Process", "To Prepare Chalk for Cleaning", "Pith for Cleaning", "On Watch Repairing", "To Pivot", "To Drill into Hardened Steel", "To Tell you When the Lever is of Proper Length", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.