Pubpsher: National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Incorporated
Category: Clocks and watches
Originally written in book format, Practical Watch Collecting was published as a 10-part series in the Watch & Clock Bulletin, ending in February 2010. The full-color, 130-page book, which returns the series to its original form, has been carefully reviewed and updated. Both beginning and advanced watch collectors will enjoy learning about the attributes and idiosyncracies of watches from Richard Watkins’ unique perspective.
Release on 2019-10-15 | by Thomas M. Meine,Matthew Stannard
Wristwatches, antique- and vintage pocket watches
Author: Thomas M. Meine,Matthew Stannard
Pubpsher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
The authors of this book are neither watchmakers nor specific watch specialists, just dedicated watch collectors. A book for the friends of watches and a guide for the collector or the possible collector-to-be, giving some advice and guidelines, certainly also expressing very subjective opinions. Specific subjects of interest from the multi-facetted mosaic of time, watches and watchmaking as a whole: collecting watches, watches and time, the quartz crisis, the revival of mechanic watches, clocking of watches and the corresponding amplitudes from the pendulum to the atomic clock, adjustment and regulation of a watch, time as a standard unit, changing of the time itself, technical features, magnetism and watches, radium contamination, watch dials, hallmarks, the 'gold rush', things to watch out for when collecting watches and more. Mechanical watches hand wind, mechanical watches automatic, electric watches, electronic watches, quartz controlled electric watches, tuning fork watches, quartz controlled tuning fork watches, quartz watches, watches - radio controlled by an atomic clock. Also including antique- and vintage pocket watches. Over 300 pictures (black and white) of original watches, tools, equipment and others.
Here is a unique book. It describes the theories and processes of repairing and adjusting the modern watch in precise and meticulous detail: a thing which has never been done so completely before in the many books on the same subject. As a text book it is a revelation. Taking nothing for granted, except the ability to read and comprehend a simple description of mechanical processes, de Carle takes his reader through every stage and every operation of watch repairing ...and to deal with them thoroughly is quite a programme - it takes 300 pages containing 24 chapters, two appendices and 553 illustrations. The fine draughtsmanship and accurate technical detail of the illustrations set a new standard. Practical Watch Repairing can justifiably claim to be the best illustrated book on practical horology yet issued, and one of the best of its kind on any subject. The publication of the book marks the beginning of a new epoch in the study of the mechanics of horology.
A revised and updated edition of The Watch Collector's Handbook, this practical guide to all aspects of collecting and repairing watches is designed to provide both beginners and established collectors with all the information they need to pursue their interest with knowledge and confidence.