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    DescriptionAll in Good Time is the remarkable story of George Daniels (1926-2011), the master craftsman, who was born into poverty but raised himself to become the greatest watchmaker of the twentieth century. Daniels stands alone in modern times as the inventor of the revolutionary co-axial escapement, the first substantial advance in portable mechanical timekeeping over the lever escapement, which has dominated ever since its invention in 1759. Daniels's love of mechanics embraced not only the minute, however - he was also a passionate collector and driver of historic motorcars. This revised and expanded edition of his autobiography also contains a new section that illustrates and discusses over thirty of the pocket and wrist-watches Daniels himself made over the years. Witness here the triumph of intelligence, ingenuity, matchless skill and singularity of purpose over the most unpromising of beginnings.


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    Title
    All in Good Time
    Subtitle
    Reflections of a Watchmaker
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Daniels
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 162
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780856676802
    ISBN 10: 0856676802
    Classifications

    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: TDPB1
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    BIC subject category V2: BGTA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO001000
    B&T Approval Code: A48186000
    BISAC V2.8: ART015110, ART015030, BIO003000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A96420000
    BISAC V2.8: ANT010000
    DC23: 681.114092
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: TDP, DNBT1
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    150 colour, 85 b/w illustrations, 21 line drawings
    Publisher
    Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    13 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    George Daniels, CBE, HON DSC, FSA, FCGI, FBHI, FAWI was a practising horologist with over fifty years' experience in both antiquarian and modern watchmaking, and was a pastmaster of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. Amongst his awards for his contribution to the art and science of watchmaking - including the design of his own escapements - were the Tompion Gold Medal, The British Horological Institute Gold Medal, The City and Guilds of London Gold Medal, The Arts Sciences and Learning Award of the City of London and the Victor Kullberg Medal of the Stockholm Watchmakers' Guild.