This antiquarian book contains an detailed and accessible guide to the inner working of watches, being a simple guide for enthusiasts of clockwork mechanisms. Written in clear, plain language and full of simple descriptions and comprehensive explanations, this text is ideal for anyone with an interest in the inner workings of clocks, and it would make for a great addition to any personal library. Although old, the information contained within the pages of this book is timeless, and will be of considerable utility to the modern reader. The chapters of this book include: A history of clocks and watches, The parts of a watch, The compensating balance & hairspring, The lever escapement, and The cylinder escapement. We are republishing this timeless text now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.