Wristwatches is a book for anyone interested in what has become humankind's most ubiquitous accessory, the time-piece. Richly illustrated and detailed chapters present all known - including long gone - brands of watches, featuring examples from America, Germany, Japan, France, and, of course, Switzerland. Technical chapters elucidate all the highly complex movements beneath the watch face. Here is the scintillating history of the wristwatch, its design and its diverse forms. A detailed glossary as well as a chronology of the last century round out this pleasurable guide to the timepiece.