The Verge Pocket Watch : Its History, Development and Maintenance
Following the success of The Pocket Watch, which has helped many people rescue old watches from the drawers in which they have languished, sometimes for years, Chris Barrow has produced another clear and concise guide, aimed again at the enthusiastic amateur. This book combines a fascinating history of the development of the verge pocket watch with a comprehensive step-by-step guide to cleaning and repairing a variety of English and Continental verge movements. If you have a verge pocket watch hidden in a drawer and would like to investigate its workings, perhaps with a view to getting it going again, this book will help you to reach that goal. It will also give you a deeper appreciation of the beauty of both the design and technology of the verge pocket watch.
- Hardback | 172 pages
- 138 x 216 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
- 01 Sep 2012
- The Crowood Press Ltd
- NAG Press
- London, United Kingdom
- Approx 100 colour photographs
About Christopher S. Barrow
Chris Barrow has been an electronic design engineer for thirty years. For the past twenty-five years or so, he has been restoring and repairing pocket watches, and for the past six years has run a successful web-based business selling restored pocket watches. He is fascinated by the intricate and often beautiful mechanisms of the evolving pocket watch, from the 18th century verge to the precision lever movement of the early 20th century. He sees it as his mission to rescue these lovely things from the scrapheap and to restore them to working order for the enjoyment of others. Chris lives in Leicester with his partner Anne and their two moggies. He is also a lover of wood, being an enthusiastic carpenter and furniture maker in his spare time.