Wristwatch Annual 2017

The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, and Specifications

Author: Peter Braun

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789212627

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 384

View: 6696

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.

Wristwatch Annual 2018

The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, and Specifications

Author: Peter Braun

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789213501

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2585

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

The Catalog of Producers, Models, and Specifications

Author: Peter Braun

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789209313

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 432

View: 3850

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

Wristwatch Annual 2016

The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, and Specifications

Author: Peter Braun

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789212368

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 352

View: 7567

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.

Wristwatch Annual 2015

The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, and Specifications

Author: Peter Braun

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789212023

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 383

View: 2813

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.

A Man and His Watch

76 of the World's Most Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who Wore Them

Author: Matthew Hranek

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579657141

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 216

View: 9077

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

Complete Price Guide to Watches

Author: Tom Engle,Richard E. Gilbert,Cooksey Shugart

Publisher: Tinderbox

ISBN: 9781574325539

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 1216

View: 2954

Provides historical information on watches and includes a listing of watch manufacturers, identification guides, and prices.

The Wristwatch Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Wristwatches

Author: Ryan Schmidt

Publisher: ACC Distribution

ISBN: 9781851498291

Category:

Page: 352

View: 8581

·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.

Introvert Doodles

An Illustrated Look at Introvert Life in an Extrovert World

Author: Maureen Marzi Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507205929

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 4903

As seen on Happify Daily! "Marzi's charming and irreverent illustrations are exactly what young and old introverts need to approach their temperament with wisdom and self-affirmation." --Susan Cain, author of Quiet Whoever said there's strength in numbers lied. Meet Marzi. She's an introvert who often finds herself in awkward situations. Marzi used to feel strange about her introverted tendencies. Not anymore! Now she knows that there are tons of introverts out there just like her--introverts who enjoy peace and quiet, need time alone to recharge their battery, and who prefer staying in with their pet and a good book to awkward social interactions. Just like Marzi, these introverts can often be found in libraries, at home watching Netflix, brainstorming excuses to miss your next party, or doodling cute cartoons. Being an introvert in an extrovert world isn't always easy, but it certainly is an adventure. In Introvert Doodles, follow Marzi through all of her most uncomfortable, charming, honest, and hilarious moments that everyone--introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between--can relate to.

The Watch

Author: Gisbert Brunner

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832734213

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 271

View: 8461

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.

Collecting Rolex Submariner

Author: Giorgia Mondani,Guido Mondani

Publisher: Guido Mondani Editore e Ass

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 264

View: 9517

COLLECTING ROLEX SUBMARINER: PRESENTATION OF SUBMARINER, SEA-DWELLER AND DEEPSEA Collecting Rolex Submariner is an updated and complete book about Rolex Submariner, Sea-Dweller and DeepSea. The strong importance of these models in the international market has given life to this important book, a true worldwide best-seller. During the years, these models have achieved an impressive collectable and economical value. Thanks to well documented and meticulous research, the authors have managed to create a real “Bible” of modern and vintage models. Are you a watch collector and want to know every minimum detail about these models? Have you recently approached the world of Rolex watches and are looking for assured answers to your doubts? Are you a watch dealer and want to know exactly what you are buying or selling? Do you want to know the real value of your watches? For all this and much much more, this book is perfect for you. TOPICS With over 800 highest quality photographs, this book describes in a highly detailed way: Submariner James Bond (ref. 6204, 6205, 6200, 6538, 6538 A, 6536, 6536/1, 5508, 5510) Submariner No Date (ref. 5512, 5513, 5514, 5517, 14060, 14060 M, 114060) Submariner Date (ref. 1680, 1680/8, 16800, 168000, 16803, 16808, 16610, 16610LV, 16613, 16618, 116610, 116610LV, 116613, 116618, 116619) Sea-Dweller (ref. 1665, 16660, 16600, 116660) All the possible variants are illustrated and described for all these references, as for example: 5 Marks of the “green bezel”, ref. 16610LV, Customized dials, 6 Marks of the ref.1680, Comex, 4 Marks of the ref. 1665 “double red”, 4 Marks of the ref. 1665, Faded, rare replacement dials, limited editions, bracelets and much more. The book also provides the updated estimates of all published watches. Many fine details are illustrated for each watch: the case number, the bracelet and its references, the winding crown, the case back, the dial, the caliber with its respective year of production and the various references.

Wrist Watches Explained

How to fully appreciate one of the most complex machine ever invented

Author: Michael Fraser

Publisher: Vyiha Publishing

ISBN: 9881300568

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 230

View: 4103

This book wants to be an introductory book to those who have always been wondered how their precious watches work but never dared to ask. In this technical but yet easy to understand work, wrist watches are covered in an orderly way to have eventually an idea of not only the complex watches mechanisms but also the most important watch models and companies. It is not a substitute for the more advanced and detailed books about watches but this book will serve the curious minds well.

Watches International XVIII

Author: Tourbillon International

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847859665

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 432

View: 4023

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 Pipe Book

Author: Alfred Dunhill

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510720421

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 288

View: 4508

As a successful London tobacconist in the early 1900s, Alfred Dunhill’s passion for his field led him to begin collecting pipes from all over the world. From his collection he created The Pipe Book, which was first printed in 1924 and has rarely been out of print since. The book is a thorough exploration of every type of pipe—primitive mounds and earthen pipes; more elegant models of ivory, clay, and porcelain; and of course modern briers, cobs, and meerschaums—with in-depth explanations of their uses, structures, and origins, as well as fascinating anthropological discussions on smoking in various cultures.

Classic Wristwatches 2008/2009

The Price Guide for Vintage Watch Collectors Over 1300 Models!

Author: Stefan Muser

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789209351

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 239

View: 3644

Updated every two years, Classic Wristwatches deals solely with vintage watches, that is, watches no longer in current production. This easy-to-use guide fully describes and illustrates each timepiece featured, as well as providing an estimated price carefully calculated by experts in the field. Including record prices at auction, this book supplies all the information that a collector needs to know about a vintage watch and its approximate current value, such as details on the movement, case, and special characteristics of the piece. A symbol also denotes whether the authors believe the value of the watch will increase, decrease, or remain the same. In addition to collectible vintage watches, the coverage in Classic Wristwatches includes important historical models by Rolex and Patek Philippe and such rare brands as Record and Enicar.Featured Manufacturers: Angelus, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Cartier, Certina, Chronoswiss, Cyma, Doxa, Eberhard & Co., Enicar, Eterna, Excelsior Park, Fortis, Gigandet, Girard-Perregaux, Glash++tte, Hamilton, Hanhart, Heuer, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Junghans, A. Lange & S+¦hne, LeCoultre, L+¬mania, Leonidas, Longines, Mido, Movado, Ulysse Nardin, Nivada, Officine Panerai, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Pierce, Record, Rolex, Tissot, Tudor, Universal Gen+¬, Vacheron Constantin, Vulcain, Wakmann, Zenith

Breitling

The History of a Great Brand of Watches 1884 to the Present

Author: Benno Richter

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764326707

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 173

View: 6142

Breitling. One watch has made this name famous worldwide, the Navitimer. In 1952 this watch was a real sensation, the chronograph along with the calculator made it possible for the pilot to carry out all necessary calculations during the flight. This made the Navitimer a valuable on-board instrument at that time, and a valuable collectible today. This newly revised book shows the whole spectrum of the firm's products since its founding in 1884, and gives the reader an informed insight into more than 100 years of the firm's history. Many photos, old catalogs, and advertising material support the informative text. With the help of reference numbers, the collector can also locate individual watches chronologically. This fascinating portrait of the Breitling firm will enthrall all who appreciate fine mechanical precision.

About Time

Celebrating Men's Watches

Author: Ivar Line

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764349058

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

View: 6499

This celebration of high-end men s wristwatches is a collection of essays, timelines, and more than 250 color photographs. Aimed at collectors, watch enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in fashion, the book ranges from in-depth looks at specific models, including classics and contemporary timepieces, to overviews of pilot s watches, diver s watches, and other watches developed for various purposes. Short essays and timelines take a look at pop culture, including topics such as cars and watches, watches in space, watches in films, famous advertising campaigns, and celebrities and their timepieces. Learn about today s customized watches, smart watches, and a watch that shows the time in words only. Featured watch brands include Audemars Piguet, Omega, Rolex, IWC, Patek Philippe, Hublot, Tag Hauer, and more. The author also presents his top 10 list for the ultimate watch collector."

1000 Iconic Watches

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Vincent Daveau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783848010479

Category:

Page: 256

View: 4936

This handbook is a must-have for collectors and anyone who has ever wished they could stop time.

Rolex

History, Icons and Record-breaking Models

Author: Mara Cappelletti,Osvaldo Patrizzi

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited

ISBN: 9781851497836

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 152

View: 940

The history of Rolex is inextricably linked to its founder Hans Wilsdorf, who took the first steps in the world of Swiss watchmaking as he dreamed about a timepiece that could be worn around the wrist. This experimental research led Rolex to achieve its highest goals in both technological innovation and in the use of the finest materials alone. Its models have been photographed on the wrists of political leaders, sports champions, and film and fashion celebrities, transforming each rolex into a fully-fledged status symbol, a synonym of elegance and precision. Including essays with a historical and technical slant, in-depth descriptions of the most representative pieces and a brief glossary, the pages in this book sparkle with golden hands, diamond-studded dials and patent leather watchbands, illustrated in period photographs and macro-detail. The volume ends with a chapter dedicated to the most amazing auctions that saw the sale of the Geneva-based company's vintage watches.

Wristwatch Annual 2011

The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, and Specifications

Author: Peter Braun

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789210784

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 383

View: 5213

A new edition of what has become a watch industry classic features more than 1,400 of the world's most luxurious wristwatches and provides color photographs and complete specifications for each watch. Original.