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Books and Articles in Order of Author Names

Biography and discussion of Ingold's machinery.
Biography of Ingold.
A large map of the main watchmaking regions in Switzerland. See also Osterwald.
Detailed descriptions of 18th century watchmaking methods.
Detailed explanations of making mainsprings, repeater springs and balance springs.
"Followed by a Conversation on Watchmaking between Mr Trottevite and Mr Vabien". Two charming stories with opinions about 19th century watchmaking.
Two charming French stories with opinions about 19th century watchmaking.
A detailed study of the Roskopf watch.
Detailed French study of the Roskopf watch.
A study of the correct forms for teeth and methods for the calculation of trains, including an appendix on English practices at the time.
A description of the watch factory set up by Christin and Viala.
French description of the watch factory set up by Christin and Viala.
A detailed explanation of how to make and repair quarter repeater mechanisms.
Detailed French explanation of how to make and repair quarter repeater mechanisms.
Two Swiss reports giving detailed information about American watch production.
Description of the exhibits and comments on the relative qualities of Swiss and American watches.
Details of machine manufacturing methods and interchangeability.
History of the Longines watch company.
A brief discussion of a few machines used in watchmaking.
Essay on the repair of watch cases.
French essay on the repair of watch cases.
An analysis of watch design.
Description of and repair guide to keyless winding mechanisms.
Description of the inventions made by Hubert Sarton.
French description of the inventions made by Hubert Sarton.
Detailed but brief study of tools and machines.
Diagrams and descriptions of machinery designed by Japy.
A history, primarily of Waltham, written in response to Aaron Dennison being erroneously described as the "father of American watchmaking".
Extensively annotated version of the French diary.
Written by one of the main mechanics at Waltham.
Facsimiles and translations. Christin was an enigmatic person who designed a self-winding watch circa 1778.
Diary of a trip in Switzerland with some references to watchmaking.
French diary of a trip in Switzerland with some references to watchmaking.
Description of 9 horological and 2 other inventions.
French description of 9 horological and 2 other inventions.
Interesting because of its description of watch smuggling.
A detailed description of 18th century watchmaking methods.
A delightful example of watch advertising!
A number of animations to show how stop-work functions.
Spanish translation of Part 1 of "The Repeater".
A study of drunken fusees, fusees that can be wound both clockwise and anti-clockwise.
An article analysing Lalande's "Diary of a trip to England 1763" in its horological context.
Subtitled "Three Unfortunate Mistakes", this article looks at the reaction of the British Horological Institute to American watchmaking.
A serious article looking at the usefulness or uselessness of watch complications.
An article discussing the significance of Jacques David's reports (see David "American and Swiss Watchmaking in 1876").
A note on the importance of the work of Joseph Flores and its impact on the history of self-winding watches.
A study of watch mainspring gauges and their inaccuracies.
A comprehensive, two-volume bibliography annotated with contents information, reviews and multiple indexes.
An article prompted by the question "Did Breguet use his mathematical knowledge?".
A comprehensive, historical and technical study of the origins of automatic watches.
A data base of people who dealt with Philipe DuBois. Available as a FileMaker Pro data base and as Excel files.
An introduction to watch collecting for beginners.
Short comment on the number of workers employed by Japy.
A recipe book for cooking human food.
Detailed technical description of repeater mechanisms.
Videos of continental quarter, minute and decimal repeater mechanisms striking.
Review of the book that resulted in me writing "The Origins of Self-Winding Watches, 1773-1779". Direct link to the pdf file.
Short history of the search to find documents.
Detailed study of why successful watchmaking by machinery is based on using unskilled labour.
Biography of a much-loved dog.
The history of the Lancashire Watch Company (England) analysing the reasons for its four different failures.

Illustration: Masonic watch, Afs?, Manchester, 1801 (from the case hallmarks). About 50 years earlier than any other Masonic watch that I have seen.