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Last updated 31 December 2021

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The following books have been added to our booklist in January 2022:

Britten (F.W.): Horological Hints and Helps
O/P. 327 pages, 136 figs., 1st edition, 1930. A very useful book, for amateur and professional restorers, covering the use of the lathe and all practical aspects of repairing clocks and watches. A fine copy of the first edition. (Ref: K380 - E5)

Price: 15.00

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches / Armbanduhren / Montres-bracelets
O/P. 512 pages, 2100 illustrations, 2006. The success of the wristwatch in the 20th century is told here through the story of 84 of the century's most prominent watch producers. Some of the makers included were famous in their day but have long been forgotten. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. [Text in English, French and German] (Ref: K5169 - Q3)

Price: 20.00

Ehrhardt (S.), Ehrhardt (R.) & Demesy(J.): Vintage American & European Wrist Watch Price Guide book 4
O/P. 624 pages, illus., 1989. Prices now out of date but the book is still useful for the historical values and the relative value of models to each other. Good copy, paperback, covers a little worn. (Ref: K1689 - C2)

Price: 5.00

Guye (S.) & Michel (H.): Time & Space - Measuring Instruments from the 15th to the 19th Century
O/P. 289 pages, 295 illustrations, 1st English language edition, 1971. An interesting book charting the development of clocks, watches, chronometers and navigational instruments. R. K. Foulkes' copy with his signature on end paper. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K2003 - C3)

Price: 15.00

International Wristwatch: International Wristwatch (issues 1 - 12)
O/P. This bi-monthly magazine was the international, English language edition, of Orologida Polso a leading periodical devoted to wristwatches with up to date information and articles by leading experts. It is no longer published and becoming hard to find - it will be an important reference source in years to come. Complete run from issue 1 (November 1989) to issue 12 (September 1991). A good set housed in original slipcase. In very good condition with very good slip case. (Ref: K160 - B1)

Price: 25.00

International Wristwatch : International Wristwatch (issues 25 - 36)
O/P. This bi-monthly magazine was the international, English language edition, of Orologida Polso a leading periodical devoted to wristwatches with up to date information and articles by leading experts. It is no longer published and becoming hard to find - it will be an important reference source in years to come. Complete run from issue 25 (November 1994) to issue 36 (September 1996). A good set housed in original slipcase. In very good condition with good slip case. (Ref: K5172 - B1)

Price: 25.00

Miles (R.H.A.) & Ridout (M.): Brilli Electric Clocks
S/H. [98 pages], illustrated, 2007. This book published by the AHS's Electrical Horology Group is an English translation of several original French product catalogues, installation and set up notes, and a fault-finding guide. The catalogues cover a wide range of Brillié clocks and the notes on operation, installation and fault finding will be of use to restorers. A new unused copy, but rear cover creased. Soft covers. (Ref: K3987 - G4)

Price: 11.00

Naas (R.): Watches International 2003
O/P. 488 pages, illustrated, 2003. An American annual of the world's finest wristwatches, with an in-depth profile of 70 of the world's leading brands and a technical description of their newest (i.e. in 2003) products. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2564 - K3)

Price: 9.00

Naas (R.): Watches International 2005
O/P. 544 pages, illustrated, 2005. An American annual of the world's finest wristwatches, with in-depth profiles of over 70 of the world's leading brands and a technical description of their newest (i.e. in 2005) products. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K5170 - A2)

Price: 9.00

Naas (R.): Watches International 2007
O/P. 592 pages, illustrated, 2007. An American annual of the world's finest wristwatches, with in-depth profiles of over 70 of the world's leading brands and a technical description of their newest (i.e. in 2007) products. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K5171 - W3)

Price: 9.00

Newnes (George): Practical Electrical Engineering - Electric Clocks
O/P. 20 pages, 24 figures, 1931. Practical Electrical Engineering was published weekly in about 32 parts. The section on Electric Clocks is contained in parts 10 & 11 published in 1931. The article mentions synchronous electric clocks but is mainly about master clock systems: Synchronome, Pul-syn-etic (and 'waiting train' turret clock), Gillett & Johnston, Magneta, and the International Supervised Time System. An interesting piece of historical ephemera for the electric clock enthusiast. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K5168 - BX9)
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Price: 15.00

Player (J.W.): Watch Repairing
O/P. 157 pages, 4 plates, 77 figs., 1st edition, 1945. A useful book written by a respected expert. A very good copy. (Ref: K245 - E5)

Price: 9.00

Roberts (D.): Carriage and other Travelling Clocks
S/H. 368 pages, signed by author, 1993. This book is just as useful as Allix's Carriage Clocks but concentrates on the more rare and more decorative items. Several of the better-known English makers each have a chapter. A very good copy (spine a little creased), no dust jacket. (Ref: K992 - T3)

Price: 60.00

Thorpe (N. M.): The French Marble Clock
S/H. 277 pages, lots of b&w illustrations, the 1998 reprint of a book first published in 1990. This is the standard work on marble clocks. Most such clocks are French but English, American and German examples are often found. The book describes the history of the marble clock and what to look for when buying. Other chapters cover the restoration of the French movements, repair and polishing of the marble and slate cases, and the origin and types of marble commonly found. There is a useful appendix on makers and their marks that is helpful for identification purposes. Very good copy with good dust jacket (wear to top and bottom of spine).
(Ref: K2043 - C3)

Price: 30.00

Watters (M.): The Clock Repairer's Manual
S/H. 176 pages, 219 figs., 1st edition, 1996. A good guide for the serious beginner with information on using the lathe, chiming work, platform escapements and much more. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1505 - B1)

Price: 12.00

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