THE WATCH JOBBER’S HANDYBOOK: A PRACTICAL MANUAL ON CLEANING, REPAIRING & ADJUSTING,
By Paul Hasluck, published by CreateSpace
Once, back when cars could still be maintained by people, rather than only by computers, there was a publisher called Hanes. It grew big and famous for its manuals, one for each major model of car, that taught the DIY engine tinkerer how to maintain and fix his motor. This then, is the Hanes equivalent for watches. Aimed at the beginner, The Watch
Jobber’s Handybook tempts wannabe watchmakers to have a go at dismantling and cleaning their own timepiece, and thus learn how it really works hands-on. Note: doing so may void your warranty. Like car manufacturers, watch manufacturers don’t really want mere mortals messing with ‘their’ watches.