Collecting Vintage Watches

Author: Thomas M. Meine
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3744894924
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The authors of this book are neither watchmakers nor specific watch specialists, just dedicated watch collectors. A book for the friends of watches and a guide for the collector or the possible collector-to-be, giving some advice and guidelines, certainly also expressing very subjective opinions. Specific subjects of interest from the multi-facetted mosaic of time, watches and watchmaking as a whole: collecting watches, watches and time, the quartz crisis, the revival of mechanic watches, clocking of watches and the corresponding amplitudes from the pendulum to the atomic clock, adjustment and regulation of a watch, time as a standard unit, changing of the time itself, technical features, magnetism and watches, radium contamination, watch dials, hallmarks, the 'gold rush', things to watch out for when collecting watches and more. Mechanical watches hand wind, mechanical watches automatic, electric watches, electronic watches, quartz controlled electric watches, tuning fork watches, quartz controlled tuning fork watches, quartz watches, watches - radio controlled by an atomic clock. Also including antique- and vintage pocket watches. Over 300 pictures (black and white) of original watches, tools, equipment and others.

Vintage Watches Radium And Tritium

Author: Thomas M. Meine
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 375282140X
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Radium, Tritium and other radioactive activators on watch dials and hands. Radium and Tritium contained as activators in luminous paint on watch dials and hands, besides other radioactive materials, are subject to never ending discussions amongst vintage watch collectors, especially those, who own lumed timepieces from earlier periods or are even working on them. Opinions differ from what concerns eventual health risks, not only amongst watch collectors, but also between professionals. Many ask themselves why those watches should still pose a threat to human health, whilst the 'glow' is long gone. True, the glow is gone - but not the radium (or many other radioactive substance used as an activator, as well as other substances following down the decay chain. The intention of this book is to give a general overview of radium- and tritium issues for the vintage watch collector interested in this subject. It is, in no way, addressing the physicists, chemists or nuclear scientists and will not go far beyond the necessary for a basic understanding, although a few more scientific issues could not be avoided. It is a book for all who are interested to look beyond a meager statement like: Luminous paint on watch dials and hands containing radium or tritium can be dangerous to some extend, especially when substances get inside the body, but all is relative and subject to different opinions. Content: Luminous paint in the watch industry - Luminescence, fluorescence and phosphorescence - Zinc sulfide - The activators, radium, tritium and others - Atoms, molecules and other particles - Radioactivity, radioactive decay, types of radiation, effects on health - Radioactive decay chain - uranium 238 to lead 206 - Strontium, the bone seeker / Promethium - Measuring radioactive radiation - Purchase of lumed vintage watches - Radon issues - Replacing luminous paint on watch dials and hands - What's left? - Conclusion - The Radium Girls.

Vintage Rolex

Author: David Silver of The Vintage Watch Company
Editor: Pavilion
ISBN: 9781911663126
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For more than a century, Rolex has stood apart as the most legendary brand of watch in the world. A Rolex connotes many things: a luxury timepiece, a tool of power for movers and shakers and the symbol of passage into adulthood. New labels pop up, styles come and go, but the brand at the top never changes. Ever the record setter—the Daytona that had belonged to Paul Newman was auctioned by Phillips in New York in October 2017 for $17.8 million— it comes as no surprise that Rolex is the most collected watch label in the world. The Vintage Watch Company is the only store of its kind in the world, with a devoted client base of Rolex aficionados, from royalty to sporting legends to stars of the silver screen. Throughout, father and son, John and David Silver have been carefully cataloguing and amassing one of the largest pictorial records of vintage Rolex watches in the world. Published to celebrate the company's 25th anniversary in late 2020, the book contains a unique pictorial collection of vintage Rolex watches that have passed through the shop during the past 25 years. From early Rolex pocket watches to the world’s first wristwatches, elegant in their simplicity yet revolutionary in their impact, to the very first Submariners, iconic Daytonas and jewel-encrusted Crown collections, the mesmerizing archive of vintage timepieces charts the extraordinary rise of an extraordinary brand. Choose from the First Rolex Submariner, later coined the James Bond, or the Early GMT Master made for Pan Am transatlantic pilots. Read about the First Explorers made famous by the 1953 Everest Expedition or the later Explorer II worn by Steve McQueen. Explore Early Vintage collections, from the Officer’s Pocket Watch to the Ladies Diamond; from the Oyster and the Stella & Stone collections, to the Sport Collection. This book is a perfect gift for all lovers of luxury retail as well as passionate collectors of Rolex watches who will want to read about the models they own.

Classic Wristwatches 2011 2012

Author: Stefan Muser
Editor: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789210401
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Updated and revised every two years, Classic Wristwatches is the ultimate resource for information on vintage watches, that is, watches no longer in current production. This easy-to-use guide fully describes and illustrates each of the 1300 timepieces it features, and also provides an estimated price carefully calculated by experts in the field. It includes all the information that a collector needs to know about a vintage watch and its approximate current value, such as details on the movement, case, and special characteristics of the piece. A symbol also denotes whether the authors believe the value of the watch will increase, decrease, or remain the same. In addition to collectible vintage watches, the coverage in Classic Wristwatches includes important historical models by Rolex and Patek Philippe and such rare brands as Record and Enicar.

Watches

Author: Dean Judy
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440219087
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Watches are more than devices useful for monitoring the time you have left in a day, assessing where the day went or when you need to be someplace. They look good, they help keep life organized and they can be some of the most impressive collectibles or heirlooms you will ever find. Within the book of this time keeper's must-have, you will discover more than 1,000 color photos of wristwatches and pocket watches, detailed descriptions and up-to-date pricing for famous makers such as Elgin, Longines, Omega, Hamilton, Rolex and Bulova.

100 Years Of Vintage Watches

Author: Dean Judy
Editor: Krause Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780873494533
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It's time to find out more about collectible watches! This full-color book features 100 years of vintage wristwatches and pocket watches made from 1870-1970, the most popular period for watch collectors. Author Dean Judy provides collectors with practical information on what and how to collect, as well as what to avoid. Accurate prices and detailed descriptions accompany each listing. Before-and after-pictures illustrating the restoration stages, along with photos of near mint versus the average watch, will aid the reader in identifying and valuing their own collection. Famous Swiss makers such as Alpina, Breitling, Cyma, Tissot, and Zodiak are featured, as well as many American watch companies, including Bulova, Elgin, Hamilton, and Illinois. -- More than 50 watch companies represented -- More than 600 full-color photographs illustrate these glorious vintage watches -- Covers the most popular period for watch collectors, 1870-1970

Marking Time

Author: Michael Korda
Editor: Barnes & Noble Publishing
ISBN: 9780760735763
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Catalogue Of Historical And Antique Watches

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Classic Wristwatches 2008 2009

Author: Stefan Muser
Editor: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789209351
Size: 17,80 MB
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Updated every two years, Classic Wristwatches deals solely with vintage watches, that is, watches no longer in current production. This easy-to-use guide fully describes and illustrates each timepiece featured, as well as providing an estimated price carefully calculated by experts in the field. Including record prices at auction, this book supplies all the information that a collector needs to know about a vintage watch and its approximate current value, such as details on the movement, case, and special characteristics of the piece. A symbol also denotes whether the authors believe the value of the watch will increase, decrease, or remain the same. In addition to collectible vintage watches, the coverage in Classic Wristwatches includes important historical models by Rolex and Patek Philippe and such rare brands as Record and Enicar.Featured Manufacturers: Angelus, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Cartier, Certina, Chronoswiss, Cyma, Doxa, Eberhard & Co., Enicar, Eterna, Excelsior Park, Fortis, Gigandet, Girard-Perregaux, Glash++tte, Hamilton, Hanhart, Heuer, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Junghans, A. Lange & S+¦hne, LeCoultre, L+¬mania, Leonidas, Longines, Mido, Movado, Ulysse Nardin, Nivada, Officine Panerai, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Pierce, Record, Rolex, Tissot, Tudor, Universal Gen+¬, Vacheron Constantin, Vulcain, Wakmann, Zenith

Catalogue Of Historical And Antique Watches From The Famous Collection Of Mr Evan Roberts Manchester Eng Kindly Loaned To The American Waltham W

Author: American Waltham Watch Company
Editor: Franklin Classics Trade Press
ISBN: 9780353503991
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