The early 2000s were an important period, spanning a time when mechanical watches had quite rightly retaken their place in the world market. We all may have a digital device in our pocket that is more accurate than a mechanical watch, but a timepiece has soul, personality, and history. The collection in this book is a step into the world of vintage watch collecting, with a range of photographs, intricate research, and accessible reference material that will intrigue both the casual and avid enthusiast. The collection showcases some of the most interesting, luxurious, and functional twentieth-century (1930-1980) mechanical timepieces ever to be produced, including Heuer's Autavia, Rolex's Submariner, Gallet's MultiChron, Zenith's De Luca, and the Unviersal Space Compax.
|Publisher:||Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)|
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The gorgeous watches I see in the book, Chasing Time by Alistair Gibbons has me wanting to wear my watches more often! There are so many collectible pieces in this book worth finding and saving to a collection or wearing on those special occasions. They are all from the 90's time period and each is mechanical, so no digital in this book. Plus, even for mechanical, they look very elegant and especially, they are pieces that are worth eyeing on someone's wrist. The way this book is organized is easy for one to find a watch alphabetically. However, if you want to find the watch by date, that might take a bit more time as the watchers are in alphabetical order and the dates go according to the name of the watch. Therefore, the later dates may come first before the earliest created watches. Another thing I'd like to point out is that this is a great resource and reference book. It's easy to read about each specific detail on the type of watch and know the year it was created. Plus, with the many photos and even inside view of the mechanical parts, you really feel like you have it in your possession. What also enjoy most about this book is the way it's designed. There are so many gorgeous watches on black pages, which help bring the watches to catch the attention of the reader as they look through the book. In my opinion, it really makes each of them impressing and absolutely stunning! If you were to buy a tabletop book, well this would work. Finally, this is more than just a gorgeous photo book of watches. It's like a history and reference book of that one accessory many of us own or wears daily. Plus, being the classic mechanic type, makes me think costly for its original style and one-of-a-kind design. However, I would highly recommend this for collectors and those who love a great time piece! "I received a free copy of the book in exchange for writing a review"