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Below is a selection of the best books about watches and time pieces.

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ISBN 0789208628

Following the success of last year's book, this new annual features over 1,700 of the world's most luxurious wristwatches and provides color photographs and complete specifications for each watch. With "Wristwatch Annual", collectors have a wealth of information close at hand: the book is arranged alphabetically by producer, and within each producer's section are specifications and materials for each watch, including price, movement, special features, complications, case, dial, band, and available variations of a particular model. The elegant photography and layout will encourage people to peruse the year's offerings for aesthetic appeal as well. The range of styles, from classic to modern, reflects the inclusive nature of this book, which watch collectors the world over will find both a handy reference and required reading. A glossary and a pronunciation guide help acclimate the reader to the world of fine timepieces, and, for prospective buyers, the addresses of all featured producers are listed together.

ISBN 208010621X

A great glossy book for the watch enthusiast. What it lacks in technical and textual content it more than makes up for with beautiful pictures and a wide and varied range of watches. This book seems to be a personal insight into watch collecting and as such features some very interesting and unusual watches not ususally found in other books. Certainly well worth its bargain price.

ISBN 0715312146

Cutmore begins this revised edition with a historical survey of watches and watchmaking from the earliest 14th century designs up to the present day. The author then offers advice for the collector on what to look for, the pitfalls to avoid, and a step-by-step assessment guide to use when making a purchase. Appendices include a glossary.

ISBN 1574324594

This giant latest edition (19th) contains over 1,100 pages and covers over 10,000 watches. 7,500 are illustrated. It provides a wealth of information useful to the novice or professional collector or dealer. Not only is it a price guide, but it has a huge amount of information, including grading, how a watch works, how to date a watch, history, coding and much, much more. It has so much data, one wonders how they were able to assemble it all.

ISBN 0847821919

With special focus on the development of the quartz movement, this book offers a visual history of the wrist-watch, exploring it as both an essential tool and a fashion accessory, from jewelled creations to divers' watches.

ISBN 186126304X

ISBN 1861262337

Aimed at those who want to learn watch repair, this guide covers the working environment, overhauling basic mechanical watches, stop watches, chronographs, some restoration, and basic quartz watches - both analogue and liquid crystal display.

ISBN 0719800307

ISBN 1857610652

ISBN 1574323954

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ISBN 1840000635

Watches offer the collector a combination of ingenious technology and decorative design. This practical guide is a starting-point for the newcomer to the subject. It begins with information on the components and mechanics of a watch, and goes on to explore watch design from rare 16th-century examples to state-of-the-art contemporary timepieces. Arranged chronologically, each section describes mechanical developments and decorative trends, introduces major makers - including Breguet, Patek Philippe and Rolex - and offers collecting information.

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ISBN 0847826147

Documents the history of the modern luxury wristwatch from the vantage points of more than fifty top brands, providing coverage of such timepieces as Cartier, Zenith, and Charles Oudin, as well as a technical glossary of terms.

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ISBN 0764319019

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ISBN 0847827224

Documents the history of the modern luxury wristwatch from the vantage points of more than fifty top brands, providing coverage of such timepieces as Cartier, Zenith, and Charles Oudin, as well as a technical glossary of terms.

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ISBN 184000715X

After looking at developments in watchmaking decade by decade, the book features nearly 50 colour two-page spreads in which pairs of related objects are analyzed, compared and evaluated, with the object of answering the question of why one item is more valuable than the other. The factors involved may be age, authenticity, rarity, maker, material, marks, lack of defects, later additions or restoration. Over 120 wristwatches are featured from a range of manufacturers such as Rolex, Omega, Cartier, International Watch Company and Jaeger Le Coultre, as well as popular collecting areas such as military watches. Also included is an illustrated section on fakes and replicas and how to spot them.


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