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    Recommended reading?

    This year I have read A Grand Complication (book about the Henry Graves Supercomplication) and I am currently reading Longitude about finding Longitude and John Harrison. Does anyone have any other recommended books on the history of clocks and watches?

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    wind-up merchant OhDark30's Avatar
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    I'd second Longitude
    A great history read: explained the importance of the technology clearly, but also had the human side of the personalities and times.
    Not sure I've read any others :-)
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    Don't know about read but this timeframe worth a look imo

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    The Dude Abides Nokie's Avatar
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    Revolution in Time: Clocks and the Making of the Modern World by David S. Landes
    An in-depth look at the evolution of timekeeping, detailing technological advances. Very good historical framework for any collector.
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