BestFit Catalogues scanned and available for download, lots of other technical manuals …

It’s always been a thorn in my side that old BestFit catalogues go for a lot of money (I paid ยฃ60 for mine), and that they are hard to get.

Finally, I got around to cut mine up and scan them in. I also ran some ocr software over them, so they are searchable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you find them useful – feel free to download and store a copy, but please don’t try to sell the pdfs on or claim that they are yours. Click on the links to get to the pdf files, or go toย https://watchguy.co.uk/cgi-bin/files?subdir=BestFit&dir=Technical%20Manuals&action=documents.

Probably won’t get a lot of money now if I want to sell my cut-up catalogues ๐Ÿ˜‰

Whilst we are at it, I have also compiled a large amount of technical information sheets, and they are all available atย https://watchguy.co.uk/cgi-bin/files – enjoy.

12 thoughts on “BestFit Catalogues scanned and available for download, lots of other technical manuals …

  1. A fine gesture, Christian, sharing a goldmine of information from the modern history of watchmaking in the days when companies cooperated with inderpendent repairers rather than restricting access to parts and knowledge.
    Quote from part 2 ” the informed man is more successful..” not if ETA has anything to do with it.

  2. Excellent, thanks a lot! The OCR’ed text should be very handy, compared to endless searching through the paper copy.

    Maybe some years in the future, you can ask an AI to generate clickable links for the near infinite amount of cross-references in these books ๐Ÿ™‚

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