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Wristwatch Annual 2004
The Catalog of Producers, Models, and Specifications
By Peter Braun, Elizabeth Doerr
Abbeville PressCopyright © 2003 Peter Braun
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The best and brightest of what’s out there? That’s exactly what we feel we are bringing you in this new edition of Wristwatch Annual. Unlike other publications, this one is not ruled by marketing-driven decisions, and the editors choose what they feel to be brands offering the most interesting and high-quality mechanical watches. We hope that you once again enjoy our selection of ticking treasures.
New presentations for the current model year include a number of highly complicated pieces and tourbillons, with the trend seeming to swing back from the lower key year in 2002 that included fewer new complicated timepieces than in previous years. Also finding its way back into the currently quite understated watch industry is gold in all of its shining variations.
One recurring topic is that of the watches’ current U.S. retail prices. The prices we publish are correct at press time, but during the course of a year, economies go through many changes, and the price of a high-quality wristwatch will certainly reflect that. Due to certain companies’ policies, some prices are listed in euros and some in Swiss francs. In some very rare cases, prices for brand-new watches were not available at press time. We also ask that you please use our printed prices as a guide only for new timepieces. Your friendly neighborhood jeweler or watchmaker will certainly be more than happy to provide you with current pricing should you wish it.
We wish you many insightful and enjoyable hours with Wristwatch Annual 2004.
Peter Braun and Elizabeth Doerr
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