Riversdale Horological Books and Courses

front cover of watch repair course in Riversdale books and coursesWatch and Clock Courses

We have a collection of vintage training books and courses for the beginner and those who wish to improve. These vintage publications have been digitized and edited. Using only state of the art technology too digitally reconstruct these works. Now you can learn the practical skills to repair and make clocks and watches. Learn the intricacies of delicate time-keeping movements and all the related. All passed down from the masters of bygone days of Horology that are part and parcel of being an horologist, also at an affordable price.
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Plans and Kits

A selection of Clock making plans featuring Riversdale’s “Making a Case for a Longcase Clock”, revised edited and digitised to form the new Grandfather Clock Plan”

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Riversdale’s Clock Makers DataBase & List.

In the attempt to give as much help to horological historians and clock and movement restorers with their research.
You can get access to our…  Clock Makers database HERE.

The list of 4,500 clockmakers has been compiled from a number of sources and is still being added to…

his comprehensive list has saved us hours when researching case period
styles to match old movements”.



picture of books in Riversdale books and courses libraryRiversdale’s Horological Library.

In our Horological Library you can get access to a downloadable large collection of out of print old watch and clock books, magazines and publications. The member’s library is accumulating hundreds of rare and classic books of historical value, with a vast amount of information which will increase your knowledge and skills. Join Riversdale Library


newsletter-header-imageRiversdale Monthly Newsletter

We send out a free monthly newsletter with details of special offers books newly published or added to our stock and members library. As well as articles and information on clock and watch repairing, we will be reviewing horological books and products giving you our honest opinion on clock kits, tools and supplies. Giving you the best advice and help we can, assisting you to make the best purchases for you, not the manufacturers.

We will also endeavour to supply information on all the best clock plans, inform you on where to find the best clock parts and tooling, not just for horological repairs but woodworking and finishing. To keep up to date with what’s happening in the world of horological books on clocks, watches, and related fields, please sign up to our newsletter below.

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Horological Books, Courses and Plans…

Here at Riversdale Horological Books and Courses we acknowledges the fact that there is a need and an ever growing demand for horological repair and restoration educational information. You can find an accumulating collection of horological information in the form of downloadable books plans and training courses. Giving access to invaluable old and new knowledge and techniques used in the watch and clock making trade. These researched and assessed watch and clock making books and courses are a valuable must have in the library of any antique clock/watch restorers, researchers and clock/watch making enthusiasts.


Riversdale Clocks will no longer be carrying out antique clock repairs and restoration or making longcase clock cases, due to the retirement of the proprietor and founder Barry Share. You can find your local U.K. repair and restoration man by checking out the BWCMG members links by CLICKING HERE.bwcmg members logo