Eight Books on Marvelous Watches

  Eight Books on Marvelous Watches

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Title: Rolex: 3,261 Wristwatches

Author(s): Imai, Kesaharu
ISBN 13: 9780764333804
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Title: Breitling: The History of a Great Brand of Watches 1884 to the Present

Breitling-one watch has made this name famous worldwide, the Navitimer. In 1952 this watch was a real sensation, for 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. But Breitling did not develop watches just for pilots and aircraft industry. This 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.
Author(s): Benno Richter
ISBN 13: 9780764326707
Pages: 176
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Title: Wristwatches: History of a Century's Development

The mechanical wristwatch is a cherished treasure. This newly revised book is designed for the collector, with a historical survey, a description of how mechanical wristwatches work, and a glossary. Updated prices for various watches are included, along with a chapter on fakes, knock-offs, and hybrids. Information on the preservation, care, and repair of the watch rounds out the volume, making it an excellent reference for novice and experienced collectors alike.
Author(s): Helmut Kahlert
ISBN 13: 9780764321375
Pages: 400
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Title: Celebrity Watches

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.

Author(s): Vincent Daveau
ISBN 13: 9780760338360
Pages: 159
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Title: Watches

The collections are brought up to the minute with the inclusion of early examples of electro-mechanical watches and the quartz revolution.
Author(s): David Thompson Saul Peckham
ISBN 13: 9780714151106
Pages: 176
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Title: Clocks and Culture, 1300-1700

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.

Author(s): Carlo M. Cipolla
ISBN 13: 9780393324433
Pages: 182
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