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All in good time : reflections of a watchmaker / George Daniels.

By: Daniels, George, 1926-2011.
Publisher: London : Philip Wilson, 2013Edition: New expanded edition.Description: xiv, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780856676802 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): Daniels, George, 1926-2011 | Clock and watch makers -- Great Britain -- BiographyDDC classification: 920 Summary: This is the autobiography of George Daniels, acclaimed horologist and author of 'Watchmaking'. In it, he discusses his humble upbringing and background, his first encounters with watches, his passionate and persistent love of automobiles, and much more. All in Good Time is the remarkable story of George Daniels (1926-2011), the master craftsman, who was born into poverty but raised himself to become the greatest watchmaker of the twentieth century. Daniels stands alone in modern times as the inventor of the revolutionary co-axial escapement, the first substantial advance in portable mechanical timekeeping over the lever escapement, which has dominated ever since its invention in 1759. Daniels's love of mechanics embraced not only the minute, however - he was also a passionate collector and driver of historic motorcars. This revised and expanded edition of his autobiography also contains a new section that illustrates and discusses over thirty of the pocket and wrist-watches Daniels himself made over the years. Witness here the triumph of intelligence, ingenuity, matchless skill and singularity of purpose over the most unpromising of beginnings.
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This is the autobiography of George Daniels, acclaimed horologist and author of 'Watchmaking'. In it, he discusses his humble upbringing and background, his first encounters with watches, his passionate and persistent love of automobiles, and much more.
All in Good Time is the remarkable story of George Daniels (1926-2011), the master craftsman, who was born into poverty but raised himself to become the greatest watchmaker of the twentieth century. Daniels stands alone in modern times as the inventor of the revolutionary co-axial escapement, the first substantial advance in portable mechanical timekeeping over the lever escapement, which has dominated ever since its invention in 1759. Daniels's love of mechanics embraced not only the minute, however - he was also a passionate collector and driver of historic motorcars. This revised and expanded edition of his autobiography also contains a new section that illustrates and discusses over thirty of the pocket and wrist-watches Daniels himself made over the years. Witness here the triumph of intelligence, ingenuity, matchless skill and singularity of purpose over the most unpromising of beginnings.

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