I was really impressed with the ingenuity of his experiments, and by the years of dedication that it clearly took to reach his conclusions. Reading it also taught me a lot.Never thought I would see a reference to Theopolis Gribi, in this thread. I have an original copy of his book and also a watch that he made. One of my favorites from the past.
I bet the watch he made is a real beauty...
Gribi is new to me so I was surfing for information and discovered something that appears very valuable. It is a collection of watchmaking books numbering in the hundreds, 545 so far, that can be read on line. And in several languages. the website is HathiTrust Digital Library | Millions of books online
The home page describes it as thus: HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Enter 'watchmaking' in the search box and enter their library. Wow is how I would describe it.
If your trying to hurt my feelings it's working. I am out of here. For 15 minutes. Maybe ten. Aw heck, who am I kidding. I am here for the duration. Self flagellation, not just for Woody Allen movies.
I am curious how this became a sticky?
I reported this thread to the Mod team stating that I felt it should be a sticky. I may not have been the only one to do such.
Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.
I tried to download the Gribi book from the source specified above (hathitrust) and found they wouldn't let me, even though the book is in the public domain. Google books on the other hand will let you download their version of the scan:
Practical Course in Adjusting: Comprising a Review of the Laws Governing the ... - Theophilus Gribi - Google Books
Hands down the best introduction to watches I have read, and probably one of the few written in the last 50 years. lol
Amateur Watchmaking by Per Torphammar
Last edited by Halda; January 15th, 2014 at 11:52.