This antiquarian book contains a short treatise on the tools and materials of the watchmaker, being an accessible guide to the constituents of the amateur watchmaker’s toolkit complete with information on how to make your own tools. Written in simple, understandable language and full of useful information and handy tips, this guide is ideal for the novice watchmaker, and would make for a great addition to collections of watch-related literature. Although old, the information contained within this text is timeless, and will be of considerable utility to the modern enthusiast. The chapters of this book include: A History of Clocks and Watches; Tools and Materials; Workshop, Tools, etc.; The Use of Tools; Turning, and Making Small Tools. This vintage book is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.