The Watch

The Watch

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by Gene Stone
     
 
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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810930933
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
512,477
Product dimensions:
9.37(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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The Watch 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
clairels More than 1 year ago
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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