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Watchmaking

Watchmaking

  • Author: George Daniels
  • Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers
  • ISBN: 0856677043
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 420
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The first and most comprehensive step-by-step guide on the subject, Watchmaking has become a classic in its own right. This new edition is updated to include a new section which discusses and illustrates a variety of the author's own watches. The author's principal aim in writing this book has been to inspire and encourage the art of watchmaking, especially among a new generation of enthusiasts. The making of the precision timekeeper is described, step by step, and is illustrated at each stage with line drawings and brief explanatory captions. Great care has been taken to ensure the text is easy to follow and to avoid complicated technical descriptions.

Watchmaking

Watchmaking

  • Author: George Daniels
  • Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780856677045
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 462
  • View: 9307
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The first and most comprehensive step-by-step guide on the subject, Watchmaking has become a classic in its own right. This new edition is updated to include a new section which discusses and illustrates a variety of the author's own watches. The author's principal aim in writing this book has been to inspire and encourage the art of watchmaking, especially among a new generation of enthusiasts. The making of the precision timekeeper is described, step by step, and is illustrated at each stage with line drawings and brief explanatory captions. Great care has been taken to ensure the text is easy to follow and to avoid complicated technical descriptions.

The Practical Watch Escapement

The Practical Watch Escapement

  • Author: George Daniels
  • Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780856676871
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 82
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One of George Daniels's central contributions to horology is his co-axial escapement. Having observed that the dominant lever escapement begins to change its rate after a year or two - a disturbance caused by the sliding action of the impulse elements of the escapement - Daniels set about developing a mechanism that avoided this problem. The result of his efforts was the co-axial escapement, a mechanism in which he sought to combine the strengths and eliminate the deficiencies of existing watch escapements, the lever escapement foremost among them. First devised in 1977, today it remains largely the same as fitted in watches of Daniels's own manufacture, as well as those of several wrist-watch manufacturers. This book explains the action of the escapement in terms accessible to both expert and layman, and is accompanied by a series of detailed line drawings.

All in Good Time

All in Good Time

Reflections of a Watchmaker

  • Author: George Daniels
  • Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers
  • ISBN: 0857732846
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 240
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All in Good Time is the remarkable story of George Daniels, the master mechanic, who was born into poverty but raised himself to become the greatest watchmaker of the twentieth century. Daniels stood 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 had 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 updated autobiography allows the reader to witness the triumph of intelligence, ingenuity, matchless skill and singularity of purpose over the most unpromising of beginnings

The Art of Breguet

The Art of Breguet

  • Author: George Daniels
  • Publisher: Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 394
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American Science in the Age of Jackson

American Science in the Age of Jackson

  • Author: George H. Daniels
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • ISBN: 0817307400
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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George Daniels studies the 56 scientists most published in the 16 scientific journals identified as national during the period 1815 to 1845 and shows how American scientists emerged from a disorganized group of amateurs into a professional body sharing a common orientation and common goals."