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All in Good Time von George Daniels

All in Good Time George Daniels

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Zusammenfassung

Tells the story of George Daniels, the master mechanic, who was born into poverty in London but raised himself to become the greatest watchmaker of the twentieth century. This revised edition also contains a section that illustrates and describes over thirty of the pocket and wrist-watches Daniels himself has made over the years.

All in Good Time Zusammenfassung

All in Good Time: Reflections of a Watchmaker George Daniels

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.

Über George Daniels

George Daniels, CBE, HON DSC, FSA, FCGI, FBHI, FAWI was a practising horologist with over fifty years' experience in both antiquarian and modern watchmaking, and was a pastmaster of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. Amongst his awards for his contribution to the art and science of watchmaking - including the design of his own escapements - were the Tompion Gold Medal, The British Horological Institute Gold Medal, The City and Guilds of London Gold Medal, The Arts Sciences and Learning Award of the City of London and the Victor Kullberg Medal of the Stockholm Watchmakers' Guild.

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GOR006438288
9780856676802
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All in Good Time: Reflections of a Watchmaker George Daniels
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Gebundene Ausgabe
Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
2012-10-29
240
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