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The mechanical wristwatch is a cherished treasure. This newly updated classic book is designed for the collector, with a historical survey, a description of how mechanical wristwatches work, and a glossary. Updated prices for various watches are included, along with a chapter on fakes, knock-offs, and hybrids. Information on the preservation, care, and repair of the watch rounds out the volume, making it an excellent reference for novice and experienced collectors alike.
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This is the fourth edition of a German classic that documents the development of the mechanical wristwatch from its first appearance around 1850 through the late 20th century. Using more than 1800 photographs, the authors present the history of and give prices for a variety of watches, including chronographs, watches with calendars and alarms, moon-phase indicators, military and aviation watches, and a smattering of electric and quartz models. Both men's and women's styles are included, and there is advice on collecting and preserving antique watches. There is also a good glossary of terms, and the reverse of the title page includes a translator's note defining the differences between the European and English horology terms used throughout the text. Despite occasional typographical errors and some clumsy translation, this publication, like most Schiffer books, is an excellent resource for collectors--well illustrated, informative, and worthy of most decorative arts collections.
-Margarete Gross, Chicago P.L.
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Book Description Schiffer Pub Ltd, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M088740362X