Welcome to WatchmakingBooks.com! The site is dedicated to newcomers to the watch repair as well as experienced watchmakers and professionals.
* Quick reminder that eBooks are available to you immediately after payment. All eBooks are delivered quickly, often just 1 or 2 minutes later.
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If you do not want to open a PayPal account, but do want to purchase with a credit card, you can use a "guest" account on PayPal to make a credit card purchase.
New to watchmaking?
I try and focus more on the newcomers, helping however I can to draw them into the field and also stay with their studying and learning, to not give up. It's all too common for someone to get excited about learning how to repair watches and then find that it's a longer path than they first expected. Often there simply isn't a good path defined.
To help, we carry several great self-instruction books and ebooks including:
Adding to your horological library?
If you're an established watchmaker we still have items that may be of interest to you. Our eBooks are crammed with reference information that can be searched in a manner never before possible.
Many of our book titles are rare, out of print, and simply cannot be found anywhere but here.
Renovations in process... Making physical books available to purchase here at WatchmakingBooks.
The Lulu bookstore is still an option for everyone,of course, and international customers should purchase from there for the time being because the shipping will be cheaper as they are printed local to you.
It's taken a bit of work to get to the point that real book orders can be taken. Thank you for your patience. I am working as quickly as possible to get titles into stock.
All current eBooks from our library have been uploaded and the new cart service is working well.
No need to jump over to ebay for any of my PDF items.
August update... more books have been added to eBay and need to be added to this bookstore too. Soon is my estimate of when they'll be here.
In Business since 2011 (sounds funny now, but give it a few years)
Ready to deliver more books to you in 2013!
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Registering simply helps fill-in address forms, etc, for future purchases.
Of course, the preference is for you to purchase my products here, but if you can't find it here, check over on ebay for it in my ebay store. You can quickly reach it by simply going to www.MikeTheWatchGuy.com
If you have a special request, or have a request that a book be stocked that is only on eBay, please use the "Contact Us" page to send a message.
A new look, a new shopping cart service for 2013!
This year we're expanding the product line to include more books and more ebooks. AND, we've begun the integration of our new shopping cart service. One immediate benefit of the service is the immediate access of eBooks upon payment.
PayPal payment is of course accepted, and if you didn't know already, it is possible to purchase with a credit card via PayPal even if you don't have a PayPal account.
Some exciting changes ahead for everyone this year and I hope you will check back often to see the progress!
Progress on the physical books. It HAD to happen someday, right? This is a bookstore so one would expect, well.... books. Several books are in the system and available now. They've been added initially in a small batch to make sure things went smoothly.
Physical books are still available via my Lulu store. They are too being added back to this site, but go to Lulu until the build is complete. They make International Orders possible and economical too. International customers have the advantage of the books being printed near them
These two links make available the majority of the books that I stock. So, don't be afraid to go over there and check out the books. The shipping, especially internationally, is reasonable.
The WatchmakingBooks bookstore has some of the more unusual and difficult to obtain watch oriented books. Some of these books can only be found here. You simply will not find them elsewhere, anywhere.
The books are divided into categories, links to which you'll find on the left side of this page. Browse and feel free to ask lots of questions.
A note to International customers:
eBooks are available for purchase worldwide. However, shipping physical books from WatchmakingBooks.com are not yet available. The good news is that you can purchase the same books at Lulu.com
They have very reasonable International Shipping rates.
and more books here MORE Watchmaking books on Lulu.com