Wristwatch Annual 2018

Author: Peter Braun
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 0789213508
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre:

The must-have guide for the collector of fine wristwatches with complete information--including prices--on over 1,400 models made by more than 130 international brands

Wristwatch Annual 2008

Author: Peter Braun
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 0789209314
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

The definitive book for the collector of mechanical wristwatches includes complete information on over 1,700 models, including prices.

Wristwatch Annual 2017

Author: Peter Braun
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 0789212625
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

TheWristwatch Annual has become a classic for aficionados of fine watchmaking. It’s a one-stop shop for watch buying, offering complete specs and prices on over 1,400 models by more than 130 international brands, while also tracking the latest developments in the watch industry. In addition to the extensive A-Z section, which includes many new entries, senior editor Marton Radkai presents editorial features that take a closer look at a number of exciting American brands on the market today. Presenting a wide range of wristwatches, with exquisite color photographs and complete specifications for each watch,Wristwatch Annual provides collectors with a wealth of information close at hand. The book is arranged alphabetically by producer--within each producer’s section is a brief history of the brand (with contact information)--and specifications and materials for each watch, including price, movement, special features, complications, case, dial, band, and variations. Also included are a glossary and a guide to watch maintenance. The clear photography, structured layout, and lively writing also makes this book a pleasure to read or just browse. This year’s edition features updated and expanded content, focusing on new American brands.

The Wristwatch Handbook

Author: Ryan Schmidt
Publisher: ACC Distribution
ISBN: 185149829X
Release Date: 2016-09
Genre:

·A fantastic reference work for the novice or the seasoned watch enthusiast·Fully illustrated with 470 color photographs·Brand-Agnostic. Features a vast array of timepieces from over 90 manufacturersDespite the functional obsolescence of the mechanical wristwatch (our phones and computers tell more accurate time) the early 21st Century has seen a boom in the development, production, and appreciation of all things horological. Whether it is presented to the collector as an alternative investment, as a feat of micro-mechanical technology, or as a showcase of artisanal mastery, the mechanical wristwatch has never possessed more forms, functions or facets than it does today. The Wristwatch Handbook is written from the epicenter of a renaissance, a place in time between the Quartz revolution and the rise of the smart device - where the mechanical wristwatch is the antidote to the microprocessor and the permanent buzz of your inbox. From the multi-axis tourbillon, to the split-second chronograph, to the sidereal sky chart, The Wristwatch Handbook covers it all and does so with more than 470 rich illustrations from over 90 of the World's leading brands.The book is separated into two sections. The first section provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical movement. Its chapters explore power, transmission, distribution and regulation illustrating the basic concepts before considering the innovation and complexity that takes place further toward the cutting edge. From the fifty-day power reserve, to the constant force mechanism, and the 1,000Hz mechanical escapement, section 1 will allow the reader to understand and appreciate what is happening beneath the dial of their watch. Section two allows the reader to take this understanding and apply it to the vast range of complications (functions) that exist in modern horology. Each chapter showcases a distinct category of complication. For example, the regatta timer, pulsometer, and monopusher chronograph join a host of others in a chapter entitled 'Recording Lapses of Time'; The power reserve indicator, dynamograph, and crown position indicator are featured in a chapter for 'Power and Performance Indication'; The moon phase indicator, annual calendar, and planetarium can be found in the 'Astronomical Complications' chapter. Once the functional categories are exhausted, the final three chapters explore whimsical complications that have little regard for practical function, novelty time indication, and the 'super-complicated' watch - a rare breed of timepiece that houses an intimidating host of complications featured throughout the book. Upon completion of The Wristwatch Handbook the reader will be able to identify even the most exotic complication from across the room, and be able to share their appreciation and understanding of what makes it so useful and compelling. The Wristwatch Handbook is "brand agnostic", using only those watches that most aptly illustrate the given subject-matter. As a consequence the book places equal emphasis on the classic and the cutting edge, on watches produced in large volume or exclusive runs, by industry-leading technology or at the hand of a master. In doing so the book provides an unparalleled range of watches from over 90 brands, allowing the reader to determine for themselves which brands, complications, and styles they will build their collection from.

Wristwatch Annual 2016

Author: Peter Braun
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 0789212366
Release Date: 2015-09
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

The must-have guide for the collector of mechanical wristwatches. Complete information--including prices--on over 1,400 models made by more than 130 international brands. The eighteenth edition of what has become a classic for afficionados of fine watchmaking once again looks at the developments in the watch industry. In addition to the A-to-Z section, which features many new entries, industry expert Elizabeth Doerr looks at news from the independent watchmakers. Watchmaker Bill Yao, owner of Mk II watches, contributes his expertise on crowns, and senior editor Marton Radkai explores the business side of the industry, the problem of counterfeiting, and profiles watchmaking’s mavericks. Also included are a glossary and a guide to watch maintenance. Wristwatch Annual 2016 presents a broad range of wristwatches with exquisite color photographs and complete specifications for each watch. Collectors have a wealth of information close at hand: the book is arranged alphabetically by producer, and within each producer’s section are a brief history of the brand (with contact information), and specifications and materials for each watch, including price, movement, special features, complications, case, dial, band, and variations. The clear photography, structured layout, and lively writing make this book a pleasure to read or just browse. It is conceived as a handy reference for a broad readership from around the world, from the neophyte to the experienced collector.

A Man and His Watch

Author: Matthew Hranek
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 9781579657147
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

A covetable celebration of watches and the stories at the heart of men's obsession with them.

The Watch

Author: Gisbert Brunner
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company
ISBN: 383273421X
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

The world of watches is in transition; so-called "smart watches" are playing a larger role. However, classic timepieces with mechanical movement will not disappear from people's wrists, because the ticking of a mechanical watch has been and will continue to be the heartbeat of human culture. After the success of The Watch Book in 2015, the new follow-up volume, just as beautifully done, is a must-have. Informative text and many pictures highlight 22 additional watch brands and show their unique features and quirks. However, this book includes a much broader spectrum of timepieces than the previous volume: along with many watches that fall into the "affordable luxury" segment, there are timepieces from the chronometric crème de la crème. Along with longstanding traditional brands, the book profiles newer ones whose unusual designs and exclusive technical developments have contributed to the history of the watch. This volume also includes a helpful glossary of important terms, making The Watch Book II an absolute must for both timepiece experts and collectors and those new to the world of watch artistry.

Wristwatch Annual 2009

Author: Peter Braun
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 0789210002
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Each year brings hundreds of new wristwatch designs, with aesthetic and mechanical changes and improvements. This new annual features more than 1,700 of the world's most luxurious watches and provides complete specifications for each watch. Illustrations.

Wristwatch Annual 2015

Author: Peter Braun
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 0789212021
Release Date: 2014-10
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

The must-have guide for the collector of mechanical wristwatches. Complete information--including prices--on over 1,400 models made by more than 130 international brands. The seventeenth edition of what has become a classic for afficionados of fine watchmaking once again looks at the developments in the watch industry. In addition to the A-to-Z section, which features many new entries, industry expert Elizabeth Doerr looks at news from the independent watchmakers. Watchmaker Bill Yao, owner of Mk II watches, contributes his expertise on crowns, and senior editor Marton Radkai explores the business side of the industry, the problem of counterfeiting, and profiles watchmaking’s mavericks. Also included are a glossary and a guide to watch maintenance. Wristwatch Annual 2015 presents a broad range of wristwatches with exquisite color photographs and complete specifications for each watch. Collectors have a wealth of information close at hand: the book is arranged alphabetically by producer, and within each producer’s section are a brief history of the brand (with contact information), and specifications and materials for each watch, including price, movement, special features, complications, case, dial, band, and variations. The clear photography, structured layout, and lively writing make this book a pleasure to read or just browse. It is conceived as a handy reference for a broad readership from around the world, from the neophyte to the experienced collector.

100 Years of Vintage Watches

Author: Dean Judy
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
ISBN: 1626541191
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

100 Years of Vintage Watches features wristwatches and pocket watches produced from 1870 to 1970. Each listing features a detailed description and accurate pricing information; before-and-after pictures illustrate restoration stages, and photos of near-mint versus the average watch aid in identifying and valuing collections.

Watches International XVIII

Author: Tourbillon International
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847859665
Release Date: 2017-02-05
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Showcasing the latest masterpieces from leading manufacturers, this is the most comprehensive and current guide on watches available. Now in its eighteenth edition, Watches International showcases the latest watches from around the world from every major watchmaker. Hundreds of beautiful photographs reveal the watches' movements, functions, cases, and dials, accompanied by detailed editorials and technical descriptions. The who's who of the watch industry features everyone from Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Bulgari, Hublot, Longines, Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, and Zenith. It is a must-have reference for anyone with a personal or professional interest in watches, and it is also available as a digital edition for mobile devices.

The History of Watches

Author: David Tompson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0789209187
Release Date: 2008-05-13
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

"Showcases the incomparable collection of watches at the British Museum"--Provided by publisher.

100 No Bs Watch Tips

Author: Anthony L
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1537398792
Release Date: 2017-09-22
Genre:

An uncommon guide to watches, watchmaking, & the watch industry. This is seriously not your average watch book. Watchmaking is complicated... but it doesn't have to be boring. Whether you're a watch enthusiast, watch salesperson, aspiring watchmaker, or just looking to get into the watch industry, this book is for you.

Chasing Time

Author: Alistair Gibbons
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 0764354957
Release Date: 2018-02-21
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

The early 2000s were an important period, spanning a time when mechanical watches had quite rightly retaken their place in the world market. We all may have a digital device in our pocket that is more accurate than a mechanical watch, but a timepiece has soul, personality, and history. The collection in this book is a step into the world of vintage watch collecting, with a range of photographs, intricate research, and accessible reference material that will intrigue both the casual and avid enthusiast. The collection showcases some of the most interesting, luxurious, and functional twentieth-century (1930-1980) mechanical timepieces ever to be produced, including Heuer's Autavia, Rolex's Submariner, Gallet's MultiChron, Zenith's De Luca, and the Unviersal Space Compax.

Luxury Watches

Author: Leonard Lowe
Publisher: Think-eBooks
ISBN: 3739329114
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre:

A luxury watch is more than \$5,000. So naturally in this topic there is a lot of money involved. This book will help you to avoid wrong decisions that would cost you huge amounts of money. It will help you to understand how the luxury watch market works. There are a lot of watchmakers and even more watches on the market. It will help you to identify the top brands and watches that not only look nice, but are a good investment into the future. Vintages models are very en vogue for some years now. So if you consider purchasing a luxury watch, there are a lot of things you need to know. Like e.g. What is a luxury watch and what makes it so expensive? What models and brands keep their value over years, which even grow in value? What are the top watch brands of the world? What are the top watch models, the timeless classics available? Should I buy a replica watch? Can a luxury watch be a financial investment like artworks, oldtimers or precious metals? This book will help you with basic knowledge and some personal advice.