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    Books about Watches... what do you have?

    Besides the numerous blogs, forums and magazines related to our hobby, I've found that there are plenty of books related to watches. I recently acquire the following ones, basically coffee table books:



    This one has the story of all the Rolex sport models, with a brief history of the brand, a description of each line (Submarines, SD, Explorer, GMT, etc) including photos and specs, and even photos of the Rolex boxes and promotional material.



    This one covers a lot of brands, including its history a photos of their most famous models. I'm getting another to leave it at the office.



    I really recommend both of these books. The Rolex one for a Rolex nut, of course, but the other one to any watch enthusiast.

    Also, I have this one incoming:

    http://www.amazon.com/Omega-Sports-W...=omega+watches

    So, what do you have guys? What other books do you recommend?
    Joe

    Omega / Rolex / Oris / Citizen / Seiko / Alpina / G Shock

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    George Daniel's Watchmaking.

    It's a little too technical for me though.

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    I've got The Watch too - it's good, if a few years out of date now.

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    George Daniel's Watchmaking.
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    Yeah , I've got that too

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    The main ones are:











    I'm most pleased to have the last one: 'Watch - History of the Modern Wristwatch' by Pieter Doensen. Its the definitive book on electronic watches and it's hard to find. Prices are usually £250 - £300 - but I didn't pay that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    /.... and it's hard to find. Prices are usually £250 - £300 - but I didn't pay that...
    Cool - ebay ~£100 , guy in Surbiton selling signed ones

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    Lessee...

    "Technique and History of the Swiss Watch" by Jacquet.

    "Practical Watch Repairing" by de Carle.

    "Zenith: Swiss Watch Manufacture Since 1865" by Rössler.

    "Jaeger-LeCoultre: A Guide for the Collector" by Basha.

    Plus a bunch of books about clocks that I've owned for years.

    That's what I can think of at the moment.

    Rick "wanting some key old catalogs" Denney
    More than 500 characters worth of watches.

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    This is great everyone, keep them coming!


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    Joe

    Omega / Rolex / Oris / Citizen / Seiko / Alpina / G Shock

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    Just these, plus a few catalogs saved from over the years. The Eterna book is awesome. The other two..... (good pics, though):
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    Wristwatches: History Of A Century's Development (Schiffer Book for Collectors) 2005





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