The early 2000s were an important period, spanning a time when mechanical watches had quite rightly retaken their place in the world market. We all may have a digital device in our pocket that is more accurate than a mechanical watch, but a timepiece has soul, personality, and history. The collection in this book is a step into the world of vintage watch collecting, with a range of photographs, intricate research, and accessible reference material that will intrigue both the casual and avid enthusiast. The collection showcases some of the most interesting, luxurious, and functional twentieth-century (1930-1980) mechanical timepieces ever to be produced, including Heuer's Autavia, Rolex's Submariner, Gallet's MultiChron, Zenith's De Luca, and the Unviersal Space Compax.
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 1196 g
Dimensions: 206 x 231 mm
"This book is a step into the world of vintage watch collecting, with an amazing range of photographs, intricate research and accessible reference material that will intrigue both the casual and avid enthusiast" - David Aldous Cook, The Trader, October 2018
"The language with which Gibbons speaks to his readers and the beautifully detailed photographs that accompany each entry make this anthology an interesting and engaging read for savvy collectors and horological newcomers alike." - Dana Blevins, NAWCC, August 2018
"If you like vintage watches, you will very likely love this book" - Elizabeth Doerr, Quill & Pad