Complete Price Guide to Watches

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The Complete Price Guide to Watches is the most reliable and convenient guide available. This annual book is a miniature encyclopedia with over 1,100 pages, over 10,300 watches listed with current values, and more than 7,800 illustrations. American and European pocket watches, wrist watches, and even comic watches fill this comprehensive guide. It also includes tips for collectors and historical information, as well as guidelines for grading and appraising watches. With this handy pocket reference, collectors can...
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Overview

The Complete Price Guide to Watches is the most reliable and convenient guide available. This annual book is a miniature encyclopedia with over 1,100 pages, over 10,300 watches listed with current values, and more than 7,800 illustrations. American and European pocket watches, wrist watches, and even comic watches fill this comprehensive guide. It also includes tips for collectors and historical information, as well as guidelines for grading and appraising watches. With this handy pocket reference, collectors can make on-the-spot judgments about identification, age, quality, and value. The Complete Price Guide to Watches has become the professional standard for watch collectors and dealers, a timely publication for all watch enthusiasts.

This annual book is a mini-encyclopedia with over 1,000 pages, over 10,000 watches listed with current values, and more than 7,000 illustrations. American and European pocket watches, wrist watches, Swatch wrist watches, and even comic watches fill this comprehensive guide

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Created as a take-along guide for new and seasoned watch collectors, this book can be used to make on-the-spot judgments as to identification, age, quality, and value. The first part of the book is devoted to history, general information, and a how-to section. The second part consists mainly of a listing of watch manufacturers, identification guides, and prices. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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This thick presentation packs in all the detailed needed to help readers learn about watches and their values. The annual publication (this is 21st edition) of Complete Price Guide to Watches is an exhaustive mini-encyclopedia with over a thousand pages of details on over 10,000 watches. Small black and white photos often accompany the descriptions but the value here lies in price guides which include the general collectibles market and what one might expect to pay in a shop.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574322323
  • Publisher: Collector Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Complete Price Guide to Watches Series
  • Edition description: 21ST
  • Edition number: 21
  • Pages: 1120
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5
How to Determine Manufacturer 9
Appraising Watches (what's my watch worth) 10
Grading Watches 12
Collecting on a Limited Budget 14
Railroad Pocket Watches 16
Railroad Grade Watches 24
Railroad Approved Watches 26
Colonial Watchmakers 28
List of Early American Watchmakers 31
Sizes, How to Determine Watch Sizes 34
Solid Gold Marks 35
Gold Filled Marks 37
Nomenclature of Watch Parts 42
Case Prices 44
Watch Inspection 46
How a Watch Works 50
Regulator Id 56
Jewels and Pivots 69
Jewel Count 71
Judging Quality 77
Offer Versus Appraisals 78
Ebauches 81
Special Named or Private Label Watches 89
Swiss Fakes 93
Market Report 96
Abbreviations (used in this book) 98
American Pocket Watch Listings (begins) 100
Styles and Names of Hands 359
Comic & Character Watches (begins) 415
Early Antique Watches (European) 433
Watch-Makers 435
Clues to Dating Your Watch 438
Chronological Date List 444
Early European Watchmakers 445
Hallmarks of London 450
Repeating Watches 454
Tourbillon 458
Karrusel 460
European Pocket Watch Listings (begins) 463
Pre-1850 Repeaters 550
Pre-1850 Alarms 557
Tourbillon, Karrusel 564
Unusual 580
Nello Watch Cases 590
Enamel Watches 604
Match Serial Number and Date (Also Page 1,147) 609
A Bit of Wrist Watch History 610
Automatic Winding 615
Chronograph 616
Swiss Code Initials 622
Watch Consolidation (Who Owns Who) 623
Brand Names & Owners 624
Wrist Watch Listings (begins) 626
Watch Terminology 1
Word Pronunciation 1
European Terminology & U.S.A. Terminology 1
The Art of Micro-Mechanical Marvels 1
Match Serial Number and Date (Also Page 609) 1
Advertising Begins (where to buy and sell) 1
Advertising Ends (where to buy and sell) 1,200
Type or Style of Escapement
Arnold Spring Detent Escapement 562
Auburndale Rotary Escapement (2 styles) 143
Breguet Hanging Ruby Cylinder Escapement 60
Bulova Accutron (Tuning Fork) 676
Chinese Duplex (Crab leg style) 443
Chronodrometer (Am. Waltham 8 tooth escape wheel) 107
Chronometer (G. P. Reed) 340
Chronometer Spring Detent Escapement 61
Co-axial Escapement (George Daniel - Omega) 614
Co-axial Escapement (Fasoldt Double Escape Wheel) 204
Coles Resilient Escapement 251
Counterpoised Lever Escapement 71
Crab Leg Duplex Escapement 443
Cylinder Escapement 60
Debaufre Escapement 536
Delong Escapement 273
Detached Escapement 62
Detent Escapement 1
Double Escapements ("Duality" by Philippe DuFour) 1
Duplex Escapement 60
Earnshaw Spring Dentent Escapement 483
Electric Escapement, "Hamilton" (Balance Wheel Motor) 778
English or Right angle Escapement 62
Escapements (5 styles with Modifications and Parts) 62
Foliot Balance & Verge Escapement (1550-1560) 52
Frictional Rest Escapement with Pirouette & Double Escape Wheel 481
Glashutte Escapement 504
Jacot 3 & 4 Star Duplex Escapement 499
Joseph Johnson 30 tooth escape wheel 500
Karrusel, Bonniksen's 460
Lever Escapement (Modern style) 50
Massey Escapement (type 1-5) 453
Mozart Chrono-Lever Escapement 313
Moustache Counterpoised Lever Escapement 70
Mudge Detached Lever Escapement 60
Mulford Escapement (Modified Verge) 314
Pin Lever Escapement (Dollar Watches, American) 86
Pin-wheel Escapement (S. D. French, American) 209
Pivoted Detent Escapement 61
Pouzait Lever Escapement (2 styles) 587
Rack & Pinion Lever Escapement 63
1 Second Remontoir Escapement (by Derek Pratt) 1
Resilient Escapement 61
Right Angle Lever Escapement 62
Ruby Cylinder Escapement (Hanging) 60
Roskopf Pin Pallet Lever Escapement (Swiss) 537
Savage 2 Pin Escapement 443
Spring Detent 61
Straight Line Lever Escapement 62
Tourbillon 458
Verge Escapement (with chain drive = page 59) 59
Virgule Escapement (single & double = 61) 61
Worm Gear Escapement 84
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