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I bought and read every watch repair book I could find. I think most of the major ones seem to be a continuation of the “Watchmakers Hand-Book” by Claudius Saunier written in 1882. This work seems to have set the mold for the subsequent watchmaker repair books. The George Daniels book is the one that seems to have broken away from this tradition and branched out with different concepts and ideas. I am sure that he read the earlier works as well but did original research and has thrown in many new ideas that were not mentioned in the earlier works. His book shows numerous pictures of his shop which is different than most watch repair facilities. My background was in manufacturing engineering and robotics design, not watchmaking, so I have no particular allegiance to traditional watchmaking or watch repair procedures.