Complete Price Guide to Watches

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Over 1,000 pages and more than 10,300 watches are listed with current values, and over 7,800 illustrations. American and European pocket watches, wrist watches, and even comic watches fill this guide. Tips for collectors and historical information are included, as well as guidelines for grading and appraising watches. 5.5 x 8.5. 2002 values.

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Overview

Over 1,000 pages and more than 10,300 watches are listed with current values, and over 7,800 illustrations. American and European pocket watches, wrist watches, and even comic watches fill this guide. Tips for collectors and historical information are included, as well as guidelines for grading and appraising watches. 5.5 x 8.5. 2002 values.

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: 9781574322910
  • Publisher: Collector Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: 22ND
  • Edition number: 22
  • Pages: 1084
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.69 (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
Escapement Types 59
Jewels and Pivots 68
Jewel Count 70
Judging Quality 76
Offer Versus Appraisals 77
Ebauches 80
Special Named or Private Label Watches 88
Swiss Fakes 92
Market Report 95
Abbreviations (used in this book) 97
American Pocket Watch Listings (begins) 99
Comic & Character Watches(begins) 412
Early Antique Watches (European) 430
Watch-Makers 432
Clues to Dating Your Watch 435
Chronological Date List 441
Early European Watchmakers 442
Hallmarks of London 447
Repeating Watches 451
Tourbillon 455
Karrusel 457
European Pocket Watch Listings (begins) 460
Pre-1850 Repeaters 547
Pre-1850 Alarms 554
Tourbillon, Karrusel 561
Unusual 577
Nello Watch Cases 587
Enamel Watches 600
Match Serial Number and Date (Also Page 1,134) 605
Romancing the Wrist Watch 606
A Short History of Wrist Watches 609
Automatic Winding 611
Chronograph 612
Swiss Code Initials 618
Watch Consolidation (Who Owns Who) 619
Brand Names & Owners 620
Wrist Watch Listings (begins) 622
Watch Terminology 1,114
Word Pronunciation 1,131
European Terminology & U.S.A. Terminology 1,132
About George Daniels 1,133
Match Serial Number and Date (Also Page 605) 1,134
Advertising Begins (where to buy and sell) 1,135
Advertising Ends (where to buy and sell) 1,184
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