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Marine & Pocket Chronometers: History & Development

Von Bertele, Hans

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ISBN 10: 0887403034 / ISBN 13: 9780887403033
Published by Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, 2007
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Sewn binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 310 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white, Frontispiece. Audience: General/trade. CHRONOMETERS-Marine and pocket chronometers, pocket watches with tourbillons or carousels form, in the large family of clocks, a small group of very precisely running timepieces with little sensitivity to external influences, such as variations in temperature. In the text, the author takes up the fascinating development and history of the chronometer, portrays the most important manufactures in short biographies, and reports on the great voyages of discovery in the 18th Century that proved the utility of the chronometer as a navigational instrument. The illustration section, divided into five sections on the basis of historical and technical standpoints, portays some 350 items in the antique trade and at auctions or seen in private collections, with special emphasis placed on illustrations of their movements. Fine in fine dust jacket. protected in brodart sleeve, THIS BOOK WAS PUBLISHED IN 1991 NOT 2007 First edition. first of this publisher (FIRST THUS). Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.0077779

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Title: Marine & Pocket Chronometers: History & ...

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Atglen

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard cover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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CHRONOMETERS - Marine and pocket chronometers, pocket watches with tourbillons or carousels form, in the large family of clocks, a small group of very precisely running timepieces with little sensitivity to external influences, such as variations in temperature. In the text, the author takes up the fascinating development and history of the chronometer, portrays the most important manufactures in short biographies, and reports on the great voyages of discovery in the 18th Century that proved the utility of the chronometer as a navigational instrument. The illustration section, divided into five sections on the basis of historical and technical standpoints, portays some 350 items in the antique trade and at auctions or seen in private collections, with special emphasis placed on illustrations of their movements.

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