The Watch

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Overview

The Watch is a survey of the best vintage and contemporary men's wristwatches that is as visually compelling as it is informative to read.

A well-made man's wristwatch combines inspired design, technical innovation, and precise craftsmanship. Vintage watches are filled with sentiment and history, and are often passed from wrist to wrist across generations. Today, designers ...
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Overview

The Watch is a survey of the best vintage and contemporary men's wristwatches that is as visually compelling as it is informative to read.

A well-made man's wristwatch combines inspired design, technical innovation, and precise craftsmanship. Vintage watches are filled with sentiment and history, and are often passed from wrist to wrist across generations. Today, designers use cutting-edge techniques and materials to create some of the most complex miniature machines ever attempted.

Ranging from Patek Philippe and Rolex to Seiko and Swatch, and covering fifty brands in depth, the book provides essential wisdom on buying, collecting, and maintaining these timepieces. Illustrating the text are more than 500 photographs of men's watches, including remarkable details of dials and movements, selected for their beauty and diversity from collections around the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810930933
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 338,644
  • Product dimensions: 9.37 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Gene Stone

Gene Stone is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bush Survival Bible and Duck!: The Dick Cheney Survival Bible. A former book, magazine, and newspaper editor, as well as the author or ghostwriter of more than thirty books, he divides his time between Manhattan, upstate New York, and worrying about the planet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2008

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    Overall a good book. Good descriptions of the major brands and their histories. Terrific photos. Includes a very useful glossary of terms at the back. My only criticisms would be that I would have liked to see even more photos of the featured brand's models included, and I would like to see more smaller and obscure brands covered.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    Great gift!

    I got this for my younger brother, who just moved into his own apartment and needed a sophisticated coffee table book. He's becoming obsessed with high-end watches so this was perfect.

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