100 Years of Vintage Watches

Identification and Price Guide


Author: Dean Judy

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 9781626541191

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 258

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100 Years of Vintage Watches features wristwatches and pocket watches produced from 1870 to 1970. Each listing features a detailed description and accurate pricing information; before-and-after pictures illustrate restoration stages, and photos of near-mint versus the average watch aid in identifying and valuing collections.

Encyclopedia of Antique American Clocks


Author: C.H. Wendel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440225346

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 368

View: 2806

From old schoolhouse clocks to stately grandfather clocks, the Encyclopedia of Antique American Clocks presents the most comprehensive guide to America's clocks. More than 700 photographs of clocks include detailed descriptions and current market values. The clocks are presented in an easy-to-follow format organized by clock type. Also included is information about the major clock manufacturers, and overview of clock types and a brief history of clock making. Arranged by clock type, the Encyclopedia of Antique American Clocks includes: • Grandfather clocks • Wall clocks • Classic clocks • Shelf clocks • Novelty clocks Special chapters on: • Clock types • History of clock making • Clocks from smaller clock makers • Leading clock makers • Glossary • Bibliography • Photo index

Collecting (Vintage) Watches

Wristwatches, antique- and vintage pocket watches


Author: Thomas M. Meine,Matthew Stannard

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3744894924

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 148

View: 3373

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 House Book: 100 Years of Classic American Homes 1880-1980

Classic American Homes 1880-1980


Author: Tad Burness

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440225907

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 8950

Follow the progression of the American home with this latest creation from the Tad Burness studio. This one-of-a-kind collection features historical, exciting, and beautiful homes from 1880 to 1980. Each yearly section presents various styles of houses, kitchens, baths, floor plans, light fixtures, and new developments. Many of the time periods include detailed advertisements with original prices, competing household appliances, and new fads. Representative regions and styles include the kit houses of the early 1900s, Victorian-style homes, and Mediterranean looks. The wealth of information and detail will pique the curiosity of those interested in home restoration, and retro design, as well as architects, real estate agents, interior designers, and members of historical societies.


Warman's Companion


Author: Dean Judy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440219087

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 272

View: 793

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.

Retail Superstars

Inside the 25 Best Independent Stores in America


Author: George Whalin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101052678

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5814

How small, one-of-a-kind businesses can break through among giants Megachains like Walmart, Starbucks, Home Depot, and The Gap attract Americans to thousands of outlets by offering a large selection of goods and services. But this doesn't mean that independent stores can't compete with the big guys-and win. Retail expert George Whalin identifies and explores twenty-five highly popular and profitable independent stores from around the country. Unlike the mom-and-pops of yesteryear, these businesses embrace technology and innovation, generate word of mouth, and turn their size into an advantage. They include: ? ABC Carpet and Home in New York City ? Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon ? The Junkman's Daughter in Atlanta ? Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfield, Ohio Readers will be inspired by how these independent stores are thriving and take away lessons they can apply to their own businesses.

100 Superlative Rolex Watches


Author: John Goldberger

Publisher: Damiani Editore

ISBN: 9788862080316

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 260

View: 9840

"Rolex was established in 1908, a century ago, so one hundred years have passed from that day to the publication of this volume in which the author, John Goldberger, illustrates what he considers to be the 100 most beautiful examples ever produced. One hundred years of life, and one hundred examples, traced back through time thanks to painstaking research, with the collaboration of some of the most renowed collectors in the world, and photographed to show the characteristics of the movement, case and dial of each example in the best possible way. The top one hundred, we could say, also to narrow down the field of research, which would otherwise have been incredibly vast, to grasp the essence of a brand that has probably contributed more than any other to the development of the wristwatch. Giampiero Negretti Over 700 colour illustrations and 400 descriptions provide the collector and watch enthusiast with invaluable information on reference numbers, watchcases, faces, movements, related calibres and the year of production of each watch. The book is divided into seven chapters: Watches with a destiny; Oyster; Chronograph and moon phases; Oyster chronograph and moon phases; Datejust, Day-Date; Sport Models; Cosmograph."--BOOK JACKET.

The Officer of the Watch Telescope

100 Years of Naval Tradition


Author: Brian Buckman

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 1432784684

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 96

View: 9253

From the 1840s to the 1950s By 1840, new midshipmen in the British Navy began substituting the rifle range telescope for the large "day and night" naval telescopes then in use. These “officer of the watch” telescopes became a badge of rank in the Royal Navy, and many of the midshipmen kept them all of their lives… Almost all telescope makers of note made them, and opticians, jewelers, and tailors catering to the naval trade branded them. Foreign navies also adopted the style. This beautifully designed and detailed book is dedicated to these antique telescopes and those who love to collect them. Complete with hundreds of photographs, it’s THE comprehensive guide for collectors—or for those with a love of history and an appreciation for vintage instruments. Whether you’re a collector or simply a lover of antiques, you’ll find that Brian Buckman brings these beautiful instruments to life.