This antiquarian volume contains a detailed and concise guide to repairing watches, with information on cleaning, fitting, examining, and other allied topics. Complete with simple, step-by-step instructions and handy diagrams, this text constitutes a must-have for anyone with an interest in repairing watches, and makes for a great addition to any personal library. Although old, much of the information contained herein is timeless, and will still be of considerable utility to modern readers with an interest in the subject. The Chapters of this book include: Tools, Materials and Processes, such as Filing, Turning, Polishing, Hardening, and Tempering; Routine of Examination for Faults before and after Taking to Pieces, some Causes of Stopping; Repairs to Keyless Works, Barrels, Selecting and Fitting Mainsprings, Stop Works, and Maintaining Power, et cetera. This book is being republished now complete with a new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.