Wife gave me an early anniversary gift... Watchmaking by George Daniels!
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    Wife gave me an early anniversary gift... Watchmaking by George Daniels!

    Today my wife gave me the book Watchmaking by George Daniels as an early anniversary gift. While I've only flipped through it and read the first few pages, this book is amazing! There's no way I'd ever be able to build a masterpiece like George Daniels, but it sure is fun learning how to. Anyone else have this book? If not, highly recommend it.
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    Re: Wife gave me an early anniversary gift... Watchmaking by George Daniels!

    Congrats on your anniversary. I also have it and indeed is a good insight on the art of traditional watchmaking - it made me understand several basic concepts about mechanical watches. Still, if one does not have inclination for technical reading it can become quite tedious.

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    Re: Wife gave me an early anniversary gift... Watchmaking by George Daniels!

    Quote Originally Posted by Orex View Post
    Congrats on your anniversary. I also have it and indeed is a good insight on the art of traditional watchmaking - it made me understand several basic concepts about mechanical watches. Still, if one does not have inclination for technical reading it can become quite tedious.
    Thanks. You're right, the technical aspect of the book can be a bit much... but it still makes a good picture book... haha

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    Re: Wife gave me an early anniversary gift... Watchmaking by George Daniels!

    This may be a subtle hint that your wife is tired of all your watch purchasing and wants you to start building your own.
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    Re: Wife gave me an early anniversary gift... Watchmaking by George Daniels!

    congrats on the book & anniversary ~!
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    Re: Wife gave me an early anniversary gift... Watchmaking by George Daniels!

    Quote Originally Posted by Georgeck View Post
    Thanks. You're right, the technical aspect of the book can be a bit much... but it still makes a good picture book... haha
    Yes, the technical aspects are a bit heavy going. For pretty pictures, there the book Movement, featuring photos by Guido Mocafico.


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    Re: Wife gave me an early anniversary gift... Watchmaking by George Daniels!

    I have it too, it's a great book, check out his autobiography "all in good time" I've started it and it's a good read


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    Re: Wife gave me an early anniversary gift... Watchmaking by George Daniels!

    Quote Originally Posted by Donf View Post
    This may be a subtle hint that your wife is tired of all your watch purchasing and wants you to start building your own.
    Exactly my thought as well.
    As I don't have an anniversary, I had to buy that book myself.


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    Re: Wife gave me an early anniversary gift... Watchmaking by George Daniels!

    I have it too. Great book! I also recommend "George Daniels: A Master Watchmaker & His Art".
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