Synopses & Reviews
Widely regarded as one of the most famous and useful encyclopedias on watch- and clock-making, this eleventh edition of the regularly updated guide was first published in 1907. This is the final edition Britten completed before his death in 1913, and it is full of classic information on tools, repairs, terms, and definitions. Brittens book is the only place to get invaluable information on watch- and clock-making techniques and technology of the early-twentieth century and be-fore.
The Watch and Clock Makers Handbook, Dictionary, and Guide is an important resource for hobbyists, artists, antique dealers, history buffs, students, and horologistsamateur and professional alike.
Previously published: Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: Antique Collector's Club, 1988.
The classic and definitive guide to watch- and clock-making--now available again!
About the Author
F. J. Britten is generally considered the preeminent horologist of his time. His alphabetized encyclopedic dictionary format makes his handbooks pleasure to reads, whether reading straight through or looking up specific terms and concepts. Britten is the author of the classic guides Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers and The Watch & Clock Makers' Handbook, Dictionary, and Guide. He served as secretary of the British Horological Institute for thirty-three years and passed away in 1913.