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The following books were added to our booklist in December 2020:


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[Antiquorum]: Omegamania - Thematic Auction Important Omega Collector's Timepieces
O/P. 300 lots all illustrated in colour. The sale was an Omega collectors dream, mainly wristwatches with a few pocket watches and a few clocks, and included the actual watch worn by James Bond in Casino Royale. A very good copy. Card covers. [Sale @ Geneva 14 & 15/04/2007] (Ref: A172)

Price: 75.00

Barrow (C.): The Verge Pocket Watch Its History, Development and Maintenance
S/H. 171 pages, 99 illustrations, signed by author, 2011. A concise guide for the enthusiastic amateur on the history of the verge watch and the cleaning and repair of a variety of English and Continental verge movements. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K5044 - B1)

Price: 12.00

Bell (C.J.): Collector's Encyclopedia of Pendant and Pocket Watches 1500 - 1950: Bell (C.J.): Collector's Encyclopedia of Pendant and Pocket Watches 1500 - 1950
O/P. 365 pages, 614 plates, 2004. A well-illustrated guide to the wealth of watches produced over 450 years including a good section on American watch companies and their serial numbers. With price guide. A fine copy. (Ref: K4398 - P3)

Price: 50.00

Bestfit: Bestfit #111 Encyclopedia of WATCH Material Parts 1 and 2
O/P. Part 1: 555 pages, 6th edition 1979. Part 2: pages 555 - 834, 1976. Repairers and restorers find these old catalogues very useful. Both parts of this well known catalogue are showing signs of use but are still in good, clean, very usable condition. Card covers. (Ref: K1092 - TC5)

Price: 95.00

Bestfit: Bestfit #111A Encyclopedia of WATCH Material Part 2
O/P. Part 2: pages 555 - 834, 1965. Repairers and restorers find this old catalogue very useful. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K635 - S1)

Price: 35.00

Braun (P.): Wristwatch Annual 2002 - The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, & Specifications
O/P. 392 pages, illustrated, 2001. An annual publication with lavish illustrations and details of most of the leading makes of wristwatches including Blancpain, Cartier, Glycine, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, Omega, Perrelet, Daniel Roth, Raymond Weil, Zenith, etc. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K5059 - Z3)

Price: 10.00

Braun (P.): Wristwatch Annual 2009 - The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, & Specifications
O/P. 456 pages, illustrated, 2009. An annual publication with lavish illustrations and details of most of the leading makes of wristwatches including Breguet, Chopard, Glashütte, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Rolex, TAG Heuer, Vacheron, etc. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2830 - S3)

Price: 10.00

Brozek ( J.E.): The Rolex report - An Unauthorized Reference Book for the Rolex Enthusiast
O/P. 288 pages, illustrated, 4th edition, 2002. A wealth of information on Rolex wristwatches, their history, how to identify fakes, Rolex parts identification; operation of various features; reference numbers for movements, cases and bracelets; and a list of prices (in US Dollars). Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K5048 - H3)

Price: 50.00

Calame (R.): Indicateur Suisse de l'horlogerie / Swiss Watch Directory, 1960
O/P. 1222 pages, 47th edition, 1960. A comprehensive directory of the Swiss watch industry listing manufacturers, suppliers, shops, trademarks, trade associations, etc. The book also has a list of factories and the date they were established. A useful book for the researcher. The index is given in French, German, English, Italian and Spanish. A good copy, covers a little worn. (Ref: K5056 - T1)

Price: 35.00

Carrera (R.): Swatchissimo 1981 - 1991
O/P. 511 pages, well illustrated in colour, 1991. A history of the Swatch phenomena and good photographs of all the models to 1991. Love them or loathe them one has to respect the design and marketing achievement of selling over 100 million 'throw-away' watches in 10 years and making it a collectable icon. A good copy with light wear to corners. [Text in French, Italian and English] (Ref: K1585 - G7)

Price: 25.00

Culme (J.): The Directory of Gold & Silversmiths, Jewellers and Allied Traders 1838 - 1914
O/P. 2 volumes, 504 and 391 pages, illustrated, reprinted 2000. Volume 1 contains biographies of all the makers and businesses who registered makers marks at the London Assay Office between 1838 and 1914; volume 2 contains all the makers assay marks in alphabetical order with the name of the registrant and the date of registration. The book is an essential reference to names, addresses and working dates of Victorian clock retailers and/or makers as well as watch case makers (mainly working in London). Both volumes in fine condition, the dust jackets very good.

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(Ref: K4865 - TC5)

Price: 175.00

Cutmore (M.): Watches 1850 - 1980
O/P. 240 pages, 160 plates, 20 figures, 2002. This is the paperback edition of a useful book first published in 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. Very good copy, spine a little creased and faded. Paperback. (Ref: K536 - E2)

Price: 10.00

Daniels (G.): Watchmaking
O/P. 420 pages, 23 plates, 777 figures, 3rd edition, reprinted 2002. A superb book, which explains in detail how to design and make all the parts of a watch. The drawings by David Penney are excellent and make all the techniques described in the text easily understandable. Daniels' aim in writing the book was to inspire and encourage the art of watchmaking - the aim has been achieved as the book has been constantly in demand since it was first published in 1981. A fine copy with good dust jacket.
(Ref: K1118 - H2)

Price: 45.00

De Carle (D.): Practical Clock Repairing
S/H. 244 pages, 405 figures, 2003. De Carle wrote this book in 1946 because no authoritative book existed to provide the specialist knowledge required by apprentices and working clock repairers. The book has become a standard reference work on the subject. Fine copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K867 - D2)

Price: 12.00

Dowling (J.M.) & Hess (J.P.): The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches: An Unauthorised History
S/H. 399 pages, 415 photographs, 3rd edition, 2006. A thorough and extensive history of the Rolex company over the last 90 years and the watches they produced. A wealth of information and illustrations for collectors, with price guide (US dollars). Very good copy with good dust jacket (spine faded). (Ref: K5060 - TC5)

Price: 75.00

Ebauches S.A: Catalogue
O/P. A large catalogue, not dated but probably 1930's or 1950's, of the products of 16 firms within the Swiss Ebauche S.A. group, showing calibres, parts and parts numbers. The catalogue is in good condition now acceptably, but not elegantly, hardbound. A useful item for the restorer. (Ref: K3347 - C2)

Price: 25.00

Ebauches S.A: Catalogue of Technical Communications
O/P. A large red lever arch file of technical communications on lots of Swiss calibres. The calibre sheets have various dates mostly either 1976 or 1978. Lever arch file in poor but usable condition, contents good. (Ref: K1127 - CR10)

Price: 18.00

Edwards (F.): Wristwatches - A Connoisseur's Guide
O/P. 160 pages, illustrated, reprinted 1998. A guide to 50 of the world's prestigious watch brands. Very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K2551 - H3)

Price: 9.00

Flume (Rudolph): Flume Watch Identification Book K3
O/P. Published 1972, reprinted 1983. A catalogue of calibres, part numbers and replacement parts for various wristwatch and pocket watch calibres. A good copy, card covers. [German, English & French languages] (Ref: K900 - Y1)

Price: 15.00

Fried (H.B.): The Watch Escapement - the lever, the cylinder, how to analyze, repair and adjust
O/P. 191 pages, 58 figs., 1974. A very detailed treatise on lever and cylinder escapements. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1720 - D1)

Price: 10.00


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