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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Book Description Miller's Publications, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111840000635