From Steve McQueen in the movie Le Mans with his now-famous TAG Heuer Monaco to James Bond’s tricky Rolexes, wristwatches are iconic fashion statements for both men and women. Here are movie and rock stars, super models, VIPs, and politicians and the watches they wear. Jackie Kennedy, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, Paul Newman, Clark Gable, Claudia Schiffer, JFK, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, and many more are all here, sporting their trendy watches from Cartier, Bulgari, Hamilton, and other makers.
From auto racing to yachting, tennis, equestrian events, mountain climbing, and world exploration—wristwatches are there. And in movies and fashion shows, and on the world’s political stages, watches help make the man or woman.
Horology expert Donald de Carle reveals how to repair and adjust the modern watch.
The absorbing and everlasting subject of watch repairing has been dealt with in books in many languages throughout the years. But when de Carle first set out to write Practical Watch Repairing in 1946, it was with the intention of creating a textbook "that a watchmaker can understand, even if he can't read." With over 550 instructional black-and-white illustrations and an approach that assumes no prior watch-repairing experience, this book achieves and surpasses that lofty mission, and has been touted as "the best illustrated book on practical horology" (Horological Journal) ever written. For the readers in his audience, de Carle has provided well-informed discourse on every topic a watchmaker, or aspiring watchmaker, needs to know. With Practical Watch Repairing, even a layman can become a watch-repair specialist.
How did a time-keeping device affect the growth of crafts guilds and the scientific research that led to the Industrial Revolution? Clocks and Culture is a brief history of the changes wrought by and on Europe over four hundred years due to technological advances in timekeeping and the rise of a time-aware culture. In his introduction, Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University, puts this classic book in perspective.
A complete guide to the ins and outs of watch repair,
both for beginners and experts.
An unabridged reproduction of the work as it was originally published in London in 1948, Watch Repairing as a Hobby remains an indispensible guide to understanding how watches work.
Starting with the very basics of watch operation, Fletcher moves through the various tools required for repair, disassembling, and cleaning, as well as a troubleshooting guide for common ailments with detailed solutions.
This must-have guide is broken up into five key sections:
- How a watch works
- Tools and how to use them
- How to take down, clean, and reassemble a watch
- Common ailments of a watch
- More ailments
Watch Repairing as a Hobby takes a watch amateur from intrigued novice to skilled repairman. With dozens of illustrations to guide you through analysis and repair, this classic work is essential for anyone interested in watches and how they tick.
Never before has a how-to guide for watch repair been written in such an easy-to-utilize format, as seen through the eyes of a successful amateur. You don’t need to be a professional to enjoy and understand the nuances of watch repair—just a copy of this book nearby.
The elegant photography and layout will encourage people to peruse the year’s offerings for aesthetic appeal as well. The range of styles, from classic to modern, reflects the inclusive nature of this book, which watch collectors around the world will find both a handy reference and required reading.
The first and most comprehensive step-by-step guide on the subject, Watchmaking has become a classic in its own right. This new edition is updated to include a new section which discusses and illustrates a variety of the author’s own watches. The author's principal aim in writing this book has been to inspire and encourage the art of watchmaking, especially among a new generation of enthusiasts. The making of the precision timekeeper is described, step by step, and is illustrated at each stage with line drawings and brief explanatory captions. Great care has been taken to ensure the text is easy to follow and to avoid complicated technical descriptions.
Features: Audemars Piguet, Bedat, Boucheron, Breitling, Chopard, Daniel JeanRichard, De Grisogono, Girard Perregaux, Kelek, Longines, Movado, Parmigiani Fleurier, Paul Picot, Perrelet, Tag Heuer, Versace, and more.
In SWATCH Frank Edwards documents the origins and developments of Swatch designs, and shows some of the very best made since 1983. The core of this book is a gallery of hundreds of the most beautiful designs.