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Essay on Repeater Watches

By Francois Crespe

1804, 100 pages, ill

First published in 1804, this book gives detailed information on making and repairing continental quarter repeaters.

The book is in two parts. The first part is an introduction (by me) which explains in detail the action of quarter repeaters, half-quarter repeaters and alarms. The second part is the complete translation of Crespe's "Essai sur les Montres a Repetition". The introduction was added for two reasons:

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Illustration: Des Arts quarter repeater mechanism, circa 1780.