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 £60 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update – there is a US company that holds the copyright for the Bestfit catalogues, and they have asked me kindly to remove the download link – no problem, and I wasn’t aware of the fact that someone had acquired the copyright to the catalogues. Please go to https://mccawcompany.com/featured-products/bestfit-encyclopedia-books-111-111a-digital-download-pdf-version.html of you want to buy their copy at a reasonable price.

13 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 🙂

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