[Anon]: The London Wholesale, Manufacturing, and Retail Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, Jewellers, Watch Makers, Opticians, and Cutlers' Directory, .
O/P. 320 pages, facsimile edition, 1996. First published in 1861 this is a useful directory for many London trades including clock making and watchmaking. The directory also covers many trades (including clocks and watches) in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester as well as the watch and clock tool manufacturers' of Prescot, and the watch trades of Coventry. This facsimile reprint was limited to 500 copies and is a good reference source for clock and watch enthusiasts. A new, unused copy of the card covers edition.
* Was £17.50, now on special offer at £10.00 *
[Antiquorum]: Prestigious Wristwatches
O/P. 100 lots all illustrated in colour. Fine wristwatches from all the leading Swiss brands. A very good copy, card covers. [Sale @ Geneva 31/03/2001]
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[Antiquorum]: Professor Thomas Engel Collection - Part 1
O/P. 133 lots, most illustrated in colour. Professor Thomas Engel's collection was mainly pocket watches but this auction also included a few wristwatches, books, horological tools, marine chronometers and several Breguet manuscripts. Pocket and wristwatches by Breguet was one of the collections strengths and perhaps the star of the collection was a one-minute flying tourbillon pocket chronometer made in 1927 by Alfred Helwig. A good copy of the hardback catalogue. [Sale @ Geneva 11/11/2001]
* Was £30.00, now on special offer at £12.00 *
[Audemars Piguet]: Audemars Piguet Co-Sponsor of Alinghi, Defender of the 32nd America's Cup
O/P. 2 volumes. Part 1: A History of Performance, 36 pages, illustrated + CD; Part 2: Rising to the Challenge, 40 pages, illustrated + CD. Published, circa 2006, to promote the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Collection of wrist watches and the Team Alinghi Chronograph. Fine copy in deluxe box.
* Was £25.00, now on special offer at £12.50 *
(Ref: SK3393 - X2)
[Auktionen Dr. Crott]: Auktion 80
O/P. 557 lots, all illustrated in colour. The highlights of this sale included a minute repeating grande sonnerie pocket watch by Louis Audemars; a rare trip-minute repeater pocket watch by Patek Philippe; a Nuremberg watch dated 1548 by Caspar Werner; a quarter repeating clock-watch by Daniel Quare; and an early 2-day marine chronometer in octagonal box by John arnold. Very good copy, card covers. [14/11/2009]
* Was £10.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *
Biolchini (G.): Westclox®: An Identification and Price Guide
NEW. 190 pages, 488 colour photographs, 2003. This detailed collectors book identifies hundreds of Westclox clocks, pocket watches and wristwatches produced between 1885 and 1980. Westclox was the largest manufacturer of alarm clocks in the world from 1920 to 1980 and this book has information about production dates, styles, colours, shapes, and features. Card covers.
* Was £33.50, now on special offer at £17.50 *
[Christie's]: The Celebrated Collection of English and Continental Clocks formed by the late Courtnay A. Ilbert, Esq., F.B.H.I.
O/P. 96 pages, 26 b&w plates, 1 colour plate, 1958. The Christie's sale catalogue (illustrated) for the famous Ilbert collection; the collection was sold to the British Museum prior to the auction. A good copy, the boards a little discoloured. Hardback. [Sale @ King Street, London 6 & 7/11/1958]
* Was £30.00, now on special offer at £10.00 *
Elliott (H.): The Clock-Maker's Assistant or, A Treatise Concerning The Calculation of all Manner of Numbers belonging to all Sorts of Clocks. As Also The Calculation of the Lengths of all Sorts of Pendulums, for the Benefit of the Public
S/H. 107 pages, reprinted 2011. A facsimile reprint of only 500 copies of a book by Henry Elliott, previously unknown to the literature and bibliography of horology. The original was published, by the author, in 1726 and only one copy is known to exist. The reprint has an introduction by Anthony Turner. [Due to a printing error page 73 is supplied as an overlay]. A fine copy, card covers.
* Was £15.00, now on special offer at £9.00 *
(Ref: SK4130 - E5)
Federation Suisse Fabricants D'Horlogerie: Official Catalogue of Genuine Swiss Watch Repair Parts
O/P. Volumes 1 and 2 of the 1949 edition of this useful publication. Volume 1 is complete with Supplement No. 2 (1951-1953), volume 2 is complete with Supplement No. 1 (1953). Spiral bound, plastic covers as issued. [Text in English, French, German and Spanish]
* Was £40.00, now on special offer at £25.00 *
(Ref: SK843 - D3)
Harrison (P.): Gledhill-Brook Time Recorder Co. Ltd. England. 1912 - 1964
O/P. 59 pages + 20 pages illustrating the Gledhill-Brook product range, signed by author, 1991. A detailed study of the Gledhill-Brook Company who produced over 50,000 time recorders for commercial use. This was the first in a planned series of papers on the early history and development of industrial time recorders, I think only two were published. Only 500 copies of this book were printed so it is now scarce. A fine, copy, card covers.
* Was £45.00, now on special offer at £25.00 *
(Ref: SK1581 - Z1)
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Loring (J.): Tiffany Timepieces
NEW. 304 pages, illustrated, 2004. This well illustrated volume celebrates the role Tiffany, with the help of Patek Philippe, has played in making the watch a treasured possession and an indispensable fashion accessory. Tiffany & Co., since its inception 150 years ago, was perhaps the first and the finest purveyor of Swiss-made watch and clock movements in America. The book includes pocket watches, wristwatches and clocks. With full colour slipcase.
* Was £30.00, now on special offer at £19.50 *
Pryce (W.T.R.) & Davies (T.A.): Samuel Roberts Clock Maker
O/P. 450 pages, 129 figs., 1985. The definitive work on Samuel Roberts, an eighteenth-century craftsman in the Welsh rural community of Llanfair Caereinion. Roberts produced about 600 clocks and his Account Book for the period 1755 - 1774 is reproduced as an appendix. A very good copy of an excellent book, with good dust jacket.
* Was £25.00, now on special offer at £9.00 *
(Ref: SK777 - E6)
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Quill (H.): John Harrison, Copley Medallist and the £20,000 Longitude prize
O/P. 26 pages, 21 figs., 1976. Published in commemoration of the bicentenary of the death of John Harrison, 24th March 1776. An interesting review of the life of the famous chronometer pioneer and the longitude prize. A very good copy, card covers a little faded.
* Was £18.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *
(Ref: SK248 - BX2)
Radage (D.), Meinen (W.) & Radage (L.): Charles Gretton - Clock & Watchmaking - Through the Golden Age
NEW. xxv, 631 pages, illustrated, 2016. A high quality, lavishly illustrated, volume with much new research on the life of Charles Gretton, his family, his apprentices and his workshops, with chapters on longcase, spring-driven and lantern clocks as well as watches. The appendices include a summary of every known Gretton clock and watch with a description and image. With dust jacket.
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Ridgway (M.H.) & Priestley (P.T.): The Compendium of Chester Gold and Silver Marks, 1570 to 1962 from the Chester Assay Office Registers
S/H. 520 pages, illustrated, 2004. All known registered and unregistered marks associated with goldsmith and silversmiths from Chester are given here from 1570 to 1962, when the Assay Office was closed by Act of Parliament. In all approximately 10,000 marks are recorded, with 800 listings for the watch trade. The book has an addendum on Liverpool Watchcase Makers and also an addendum to Priestley's 'Watchcase Makers of England 1720 - 1920'. A fine copy with good dust jacket.
* Was £40.00, now on special offer at £20.00 *
(Ref: SK4045 - V3)
[Sotheby's]: The Justice Warren Shepro Collection of Clocks
O/P. 137 pages, 145 lots all illustrated, 2001. The catalogue of a famous collection sold in New York. Shepro collected early European table clocks, English lantern, bracket and longcase clocks and French clocks including those with fine Boulle cases. A useful reference book for the enthusiast. Hardback, a fine copy with very good dust jacket. [Sale @ New York 26/04/2001]
* Was £22.00, now on special offer at £10.00 *
Stevens (J.C.): The Clockmaker from Claypole: Charles Gretton 1648 - 1731
O/P. 8 pages, 1 plate, [ 1965 ]. A useful offprint detailing the origins and life of Charles Gretton, the famous London clockmaker. Good copy, card covers.
* Was £16.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *
(Ref: SK819 - BX4)
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