Title: The Watch
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Book Condition: New
A watch may be a practical device for the sole purpose of telling the time as accurately as possible, a complicated machine, a wearable design object, or a status symbol. This work introduces the fifty major brands and provides information on buying, collecting, maintaining and wearing watches. Num Pages: 256 pages, 500 colour images. BIC Classification: WCJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 236 x 238 x 21. Weight in Grams: 1146. . 2006. First Edition (US) First Printing. Hardcover. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780810930933
Synopsis: The Watch is a survey of the best vintage and contemporary menís wristwatches that is as visually compelling as it is informative to read.
A well-made manís 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 menís watches, including remarkable details of dials and movements, selected for their beauty and diversity from collections around the world.
About the Author: Gene Stone, who has been a Peace Corps volunteer, a screenwriter, and a journalist, as well as a book, newspaper, and magazine editor, has spent the last five years researching the watch business. The author of more than 25 books and an avid watch collector, he lives in New York City.
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