Prize essay on
The construction of a simple but mechanically perfect watch
Boley watchmaker's lathe circa 1880
Moritz Grossmann was one of the few nineteenth century horologists who was a thoughtful and competent writer. His main work Prize essay on the free lever escapement is a classic work. On the construction of a simple and mechanically perfect watch is a superb analysis of watch design in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Although an English translation was produced, it almost impossible to find and this significant contribution to horological literature is virtually inaccessible unless you read German. So I have produced this translation of Grossmann's 1880 revision of his book.
The book is provided as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.
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