After a very cold Spring in England, the sunshine has finally arrived and Summer is here! We have just purchased an interesting collection of books on wristwatches, so if this is your area of interest please keep a watch on our new arrivals page. Listed below are lots of new and out of print titles you may wish to add to your pile of books for summer reading.

New Books:

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Ein neues Uhrenformat entsteht Die Evolution des Ulysse Nardin Kalibers 22/24
William Attree

NEW. A comprehensive new book on the legendary deck watch, caliber 22/24, produced by Ulysse Nardin between 1897 and 1972. These watches, mostly in large pocket watch style cases, were sold to governments and navies around the world so the book will be of great interest to military watch enthusiasts. The book opens with an account of the evolution of the watch and this is followed by a detailed, well illustrated account of 30 specific examples. [German language]

164 pages, illustrated, 2018.

£80.00 Order Here

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The Pocket Watch: Restoration, Maintenance and Repair
Christopher Barrow

NEW. A practical guide to cleaning and repairing pocket watches, using as examples six of the most typical types of watch from a period spanning the late 18th century to the early 20th century. The author takes the intelligent enthusiast through the cleaning and repair process, and aims to equip the reader with a sound basic knowledge of the process and all the tools and materials required. With dust jacket.

190 pages, 92 figures, 2nd edition, 2011.

£18.99 Order Here

Bird (C.): Metamec The Clockmaker Dereham
NEW. £10.00 Order Here

Croton (P.): Watchmakers of Hull
NEW. £14.99 Order Here

Ermert (J.): Präzisionspendeluhren in Deutschland von 1730 bis 1940 Volume 1
NEW. £140.00 less 10% Order Here

David (Jacques): American and Swiss Watchmaking in 1876
NEW. £17.50 Order Here

Flamsteed (J.) : The Preface to John Flamsteed's Historia Coelestis Britannica
NEW. £10.00 Order Here

Leeuwen (P. van) (editor): Going Dutch The Invention of the Pendulum Clock
NEW. £19.50 Order Here

Marchenoir (J.): Treasures of Vacheron Constantin - A legacy of Watchmaking since 1775
NEW. £35.00 Order Here

McEvoy (R.) & Betts (J.) editors: Harrison Decoded - Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock
NEW. £49.99 Order Here

McKay (C.): Longitude's Legacy - James Harrison of Hull 1789-1875, Turret Clockmaker, The Last of the Harrison Clockmakers
NEW. £25.00 Order Here

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Adams of Fleet Street - Instrument Makers to King George III
John R. Millburn

NEW. An excellent study of the scientific instrument business founded by George Adams in 1734 and continued by his sons George junior and Dudley until 1817. Adams made some of the finest instruments of the 18th century and wrote several technical books. This book reproduces several catalogues by Adams and has a detailed list of publications by the family. With dust jacket.

420 pages, illustrated, 2000.

£80.00 Order Here

Niemann (H.): The Beauty of Time - The Watches of A. Lange & Sohne
NEW. £30.99 Order Here

Osterhausen (F. von): Paul Ditisheim Chronometrier
NEW. £55.00 Order Here

Plomp (R.): Spring-driven Dutch Pendulum Clocks 1637 - 1710
NEW. £50.00 Order Here

Roberts (D.): Mystery, Novelty & Fantasy Clocks
NEW. £124.99 less 10% Order Here

Schmid (H.-H.): Lexicon der Deutschen Uhrenindustrie 1850 - 1980
NEW. £85.00 Order Here

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Bedale's Clockmakers: Clockmaking in Another North Yorkshire Market Town
David F. Severs

NEW. A well researched book on the clockmakers of this market town, including the well known Terry family and Bedale's first clockmaker, George Smithyes. Card covers.

187 pages, 30 plates, 4 figs., 1 map, a limited edition of 250 copies, signed by author, 2010.

£23.50 Order Here

Shevlin (C.C.): Guilloché - A History & Practical Manual
NEW. £33.99 Order Here

White (G.S.J.): The Clockmakers of London
NEW. £13.50 Order Here

Out of Print Books:

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Breitling Sales Handbook (parts 1 & 2)

O/P. A handbook, produced circa 2005, to inform specialist retailers about Breitling watches and the Breitling brand. Part 1 covers the Navitimer, Windrider, Professional, Aeromarine and 'Breitling for Bentley' ranges of watches with details of functions, special features, dial options, straps, etc. Part 2 covers 'Useful Tips for Caring for your Watch', 'Special Characteristics', Technology, and a brief history of the brand. A wealth of information for the enthusiast. Two volumes, spiral bound in hard covers, housed in original slipcase, all in very good condition.

£45.00 Order Here * One copy only *

Bertele (H. von): Marine and Pocket Chronometers, Their History and Development
O/P. £85.00 Order Here * Two copies only *

Bestfit: Bestfit #111 Encyclopedia of WATCH Material Parts 1 and 2
O/P. £95.00 Order Here * One copy only *

Bouasse (H.): Pendule Spiral Diapason
O/P. £150.00 less 10% Order Here * One copy only *

Bulova Watch Company: Interchangeable Parts Catalog
O/P. £28.00 Order Here * One copy only *

Cutmore (M.): Watches 1850 - 1980
O/P. £10.00 Order Here * One copy only *

Daumas (M.): Scientific Instruments of the 17th & 18th Centuries and their Makers
O/P. £25.00 Order Here * Two copies only *

Dawson (P.G.): The Iden Clock Collection
O/P. £50.00 Order Here * One copy only *

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Präzisionspendeluhren von Graham bis Riefler
Klaus Erbrich

O/P. This well illustrated book is a comprehensive survey of the pendulum regulator, from Graham's invention of the mercury pendulum until the adoption of the atomic clock for standard time. A fine copy with fine dust jacket, still in original slipcase. [German language]

254 pages, 487 illustrations, 1978.

£250.00 Order Here * One copy only *

Glasmeier (A.K.): Manufacturing Time - Global Competition in the Watch Industry, 1795 - 2000
O/P. £35.00 Order Here * One copy only *

Higton (H.): Sundials - an Illustrated History of Portable Dials
O/P. £30.00 Order Here * Three copies only *

Jackson (C.J.): English Goldsmiths and their Marks
O/P. £45.00 Order Here * One copy only *

Mehltretter (J.M.): Patek Philippe: Cult Object and Investment
O/P. £75.00 Order Here * One copy only *

Mondani (F.) & MondaniI (G.): 100 Years of Rolex 1908 - 2008
O/P. £150.00 less 10% Order Here * One copy only *

The Practical Watch & Clock Maker (a complete set, bound)
O/P. £395.00 less 10% Order Here * One copy only *

Quill (H.): John Harrison the Man who Found Longitude
O/P. £185.00 less 10% Order Here * Two copies only *

Randier (J.): Marine Navigation Instruments
O/P. 15.00 Order Here * One copy only *

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Longitude at Sea in the Time of Louis Berthoud & Henri Motel
Jean Claude Sabrier

O/P. A detailed study of the life and work of Pierre-Louis Berthoud (1754 - 1813) and Jean-François Henri Motel (1786 - 1859), the famous French chronometer makers. This book is the definitive reference work on these makers as the author has used their order books and workshop journals as ell as French Naval records. For each maker a list of all items made is given with details of who made various parts and their cost, as well as the name of the original purchaser. A fine copy with very good original film wrapper and card slipcase. [English and French language]

720 pages, 174 illustrations, 1993.

£195.00 less 10% Order Here * Two copies only *

Scott (D.) & Cowham (M.): Time Reckoning in the Medieval World: A Study of Anglo-Saxon and Early Norman Sundials
O/P. £25.00 Order Here * One copy only *

Sellink (J.L.): Dutch Antique Domestic Clocks, ca. 1670 - 1870 and some related examples

O/P. £195.00 less 10% Order Here

Shenton (A.) & Shenton (R.): The Price Guide to Collectable Clocks 1840 - 1940
O/P. £35.00 Order Here

That's all for this month, hopefully I will be able to find more good items in the next few weeks ready for next months newsletter. Please do let us know if there are any books you are looking for and we will try to find them for you.

With best wishes,

Jeff & Ros Formby

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Jeffrey Formby Antiques
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