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The following books were added to our booklist in August 2018:


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Bell (C.J.): Collector's Encyclopedia of Pendant and Pocket Watches 1500 - 1950
O/P. 365 pages, 614 plates, 2007. A well illustrated guide to the wealth of watches produced over 450 years with price guide. A fine copy. (Ref: K4398 - Y3)

Price: 15.00

Benton (H.): Clock & Watch Repairing for Amateurs
O/P. 61 pages, 19 figs., 1928. A small book of historical interest published in London. The book claims to describe how clocks work, why they go wrong and how they may be mended. All that in only 61 pages!!! A good copy, slight damage to cloth on spine. (Ref: K4466 - BX15)

Price: 5.00

Bestfit: Bestfit #101 The Complete Swiss Material Guide Book
O/P. 256 pages, 3rd edition, 1956. A catalogue of Bestfit genuine Swiss watch material for all factories and calibres including pin levers, automatics, chronographs, etc. A good copy, card covers now worn. (Ref: K1654 - D2)

Price: 35.00

Bestfit: Bestfit #103 The Complete Automatic Movement Guide Book
O/P. 77 pages, figures, 1954. A catalogue of Bestfit material for all factories and calibres of American, Swiss, French and German automatic self-winding watches. A very good copy (card covers) in ring binder with plastic covers. (Ref: K2251 - CR1)

Price: 20.00

Bestfit: Bestfit #106 - Supplement to the Bestfit #101 Material Catalog
O/P. 140 pages, 1959. A catalogue of Bestfit material for balance staffs, winding stems and mainsprings arranged by factory and calibre. A well used copy but still very usable, worn card covers. Sold with 3 related items: 1) a 32 page booklet on the Bestfit Master Staff System #100 and the Master Stem System #200; 2) The Bestfit Staff and Stem System Supplement to the 111 - 111A Catalogs; 3) 1976 Supplement to the Bestfit Staff & Stem System published by The Nest company; items 1) - 3) all in good condition, card covers. (Ref: K4434 - CR1)

Price: 20.00

Bestfit: Bestfit #108 The Complete Shock Absorber Guide Book
O/P. 52 pages, 1957. This shock material guide illustrates, identifies and provides information for more than 44 forms of shock absorbers and up-jewelling devices. A well used copy but still very usable, worn card covers. (Ref: K4435 - CR1)

Price: 15.00

Bestfit: Bestfit #111 Encyclopedia of WATCH Material Parts 1 and 2
O/P. Part 1: 560 pages, 5th edition 1976. Part 2 pages 555 - 834, 1976. Repairers and restorers find these old catalogues very useful. The first part of this well known catalogue has had a significant amount of use but is still in good, clean, very usable condition, covers now laminated; the second part is in very good condition. Card covers. (Ref: K832 - CR1)

Price: 85.00

Bestfit: Bestfit Catalog of Genuine Omega Case parts
O/P. 86 pages, 1972. The listing includes crystals, crowns, case clamps, push buttons, hands and shock material. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4436 - CR1)

Price: 15.00

Bonello: Katalog fr Swatch-Uhren
O/P. 252 pages plus index, 700 illustrations, 1992. A catalogue of all the official Swatch wristwatches produced between 1983 and 1992 each with an average collector's value in 7 currencies. A very good copy, card covers. [German, English, French & Italian languages] (Ref: K4423 - CR10)

Price: 5.00

Braun (P.): Wristwatch Annual 2006 - The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, & Specifications
O/P. 432 pages, illustrated, 2005. An annual publication with lavish illustrations and details of over 100 of the top makes of wristwatches including, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Breguet, Cartier, Eterna, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, Omega, Patek Philippe, TAG Heuer, Vacheron Constantin, etc. A very good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K4404 - G3)

Price: 10.00

[Breitling]: Instruments for Professionals
O/P. 192 pages, illus., 2004. A well produced sales catalogue with photographs of the Reno Pylon Races and associated aeroplanes, with excellent photographs of the full range of Breitling watches. Fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K1613 - D1)

Price: 9.00

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches: A Handbook and Price Guide
O/P. 166 pages, 438 photographs, 1st edition, 1993. A useful handbook with historical information, a description of how mechanical wristwatches work, information on their preservation, care and repair, as well as a chapter on fakes and hybrids. A good popular introduction to the subject, with a section on Swatch watches. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4443 - D2)

Price: 10.00

Bruton (E.M.) (Editor): Watch and Clock Yearbook 1960
O/P. 144 pages, published by N.A.G. Press, 1960. A yearbook with a few short articles but mostly of interest for its advertisements and lists of suppliers. A fine copy, now nicely bound in grey cloth with original card covers bound in. (Ref: K1375 - CR6)

Price: 8.00

Bulova Watch Company: Interchangeable Parts Catalog
O/P. 208 pages, 1971. A catalogue of interchangeability information for Accutron, Bulova and Caravelle watches. A good copy, the card covers now a little worn. (Ref: K4444 - Z3)

Price: 28.00

Cain (T.): Model Engineer's Handbook
O/P. 204 pages, figs., 3rd edition, reprinted 2005. A useful book for the workshop with details of imperial & metric units, screw threads, standard tapers and collets, properties of materials and much more. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K4424 - B1)

Price: 5.00

Clocks Magazine: What's it Worth? Price Guide to Clocks 2014
O/P. 130 pages, illustrated, 2013. An illustrated price guide to a wide range of clocks and marine chronometers. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4416 - K1)

Price: 5.00

Crom (T.R.): Horological Shop Tools 1700 to 1900
O/P. 678 pages, 1302 illustrations, 1980. This excellent volume is the standard work on horological tools by an expert who researched the subject thoroughly in Europe and America. This classic book is hard to find and recommended to all who are interested in the subject. A good copy, cloth worn to corners, spine creased.

***Automatic 10% discount at the checkout on this book.***

(Ref: K1112 - T3)

Price: 145.00

Crom (T.R.): Horological Wheel Cutting Engines 1700 to 1900

Crom (T.R.): Horological Wheel Cutting Engines 1700 to 1900
O/P. 150 pages, 142 figs., 3rd impression, 1982. A well researched and comprehensive study of English, European and American wheel cutting engines. The book includes engines for cutting clock and watch wheels. The hardback edition. Unused copy (old stock) recently released by publisher, in fine condition. (Ref: K2631)

Price: 75.00

Cutmore (M.): Collecting and Repairing Watches
O/P. 191 pages, illus., 1999. This book was originally published as The Watch collector's Handbook in 1976 and is a useful introduction for the serious beginner. A fine copy, with very good dust jacket (faded to spine). The hardback edition. (Ref: K2296 - C1)

Price: 10.00

Cutmore (M.): Watches 1850 - 1980
O/P. 240 pages, 160 plates, 1st edition, 1989. The book traces the history of the machine-made spring-driven watch from its beginnings, through mainstream developments in Europe, America and the Far East, up to 1980. Companies that pioneered the new methods are discussed in detail, as is the development of electric and electronic watches. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. The hardback edition. (Ref: K1113 - D3)

Price: 20.00


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