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Hebry B Fried Bench Practices has been Reprinted

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I just discovered a couple of weeks ago that in August this year that Henry B Fried's book 'Bench Practices for Watch Repairers' has been reprinted.

It is a facsimile copy of the 1954 edition with no changes, updates or corrections. Its is a paperback edition, but the printing is good and best of all it costs a fraction of what you would pay for an original copy.

I just received mine today, it goes into great detail of hairsprings, replacing them, fitting hairspring collects and studs, vibrating hairsprings, replacing regulator pins, jeweling, repivotting, replacing barrel hooks etc.

So it is an advanced technique book, most of it beyond what I can do at the moment, but still a very valuable book.

On book depository it is just shy of $22 AUD with free delivery, which is a bargain for any new book on watchmaking.

If you haven't already got a copy of this book I suggest getting one.

https://www.bookdepository.com/Bench-Practices-for-Watch-Repairers-Henry-Fried/9781684222483?ref=grid-view&qid=1541151369972&sr=1-2

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No worries, I've been trying to get a copy of this book for about a year.

As soon as I found out it had been reprinted I ordered myself a copy and have been waiting to confirm it was a good quality copy before letting everyone one else know.

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I bought this book from book depository last year. Quite happy with it. Good focus on reparing techniques and very good tips on reparing wristwatches. I couldnt get the copy from any other only bookstore and I though that was sold out. Suprinsingly BD had a few for sale.

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Sigh...Been three weeks now,:( Right in the middle of a Canada post strike. Worst time of the year to order stuff is the two months leading up to Christmas and throw in a postal strike on top of it.:cigar:I should have waited but did not want to miss out if there was limited copies available. Guess i'll go back to pacing circles in front of the mail box...

Ron

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Just got to say mine arrived a few days after ordering, ive a good few watch books etc, and I have to say I have found this one really good, simple to read and good diagrams with good explanations, the hair spring chapter is very informative.

Ive had a look around for more of his books and will be ordering them up, such is his way of explaining what to do.

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Mine finally arrived on Xmas eve. Almost two months...must have rowed it across from England and stopped in Greenland for new oars. As others have said, very well written and easy to follow and understand. A bit above my technical level yet but  that will come in time.Also managed to pick up Practical Watch Repairing by Donald de Carle. Another ripping good read...:)

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