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Cuss (T. Camerer): The Sandberg Watch Collection

Cuss (T. Camerer): The Sandberg Watch Collection
O/P. 497 pages, over 1000 colour illustrations, full dark green Madras morocco binding, limited edition of 100 copies, 1998. A deluxe large folio volume in watered silk covered box, presenting the magnificent horological collection built by Lord Sandberg, a former chairman of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. The collection, spanning the period 1540 to 1900, comprised 423 items (all clearly described and beautifully illustrated) including complicated and astronomical watches, enamelled and automaton watches for the Chinese Market, singing bird boxes, erotic watches and watches of exquisite form. This is a high quality volume printed on 250gsm matt paper with all edges gilt, bound in full dark green morocco with gilt lettering and tooling to the spine and the arms of Lord Sandberg in gilt on the front cover. The book is housed in a watered silk covered box with dark green morocco spine, the latter also with gilt lettering and tooling. The box is housed in its original dark green fabric covered transit box. The book is in fine condition as is the watered silk covered box. The transit box is in very good condition, the outside with a few marks and with light wear to corners. The book measures 161/8 x 12¼ x 2¾ inches. The book on its own weighs 8.6 kg, the book plus both boxes weighs 13.5 kg. The publisher's publicity flyer stated that this was a limited edition of 100 copies, but the author (who sold me this copy) told me that less than 50 copies were actually ordered and produced. The flyer gave the original price as 7,000 Swiss Francs or 4,800 US Dollars.

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(Ref: K3183)
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Price: 2,500.00

Cuss (T.P. Camerer): The Camerer Cuss Book of Antique Watches
O/P. 332 pages, 179 plates, 15 figures, 1976. A very good book on the subject covering the period from 1500 to 1900, with a chapter on the history of the firm Usher & Cole. A very good copy with good dust jacket worn to top of spine). (Ref: K539 - H1)

Price: 30.00

Cuss (T.P. Camerer): The Country Life Book of Watches
O/P. 128 pages, 128 illustrations, 1967. One of the better introductions to the subject so worth having on your bookshelf. Good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K86 - H5)

Price: 10.00

Cuss (T.P. Camerer): The Story of Watches
O/P. 176 pages, illustrated in b&w, 1st edition, 1952. The story of pocket watches is covered from their origins up to the early 20th century. Good copy, the dust jacket complete but torn and worn. (Ref: K540 - H2)

Price: 12.00

Cutmore (M.): The Pocket Watch Handbook
O/P. 208 pages, 47 figures, 36 plates, 1985. A good, serious introduction to the subject with a wealth of information for the enthusiast. The original David & Charles edition. New copies, purchased from a retired bookseller, minor shelf wear to dust jackets. (Ref: K2289 - Q2)

Price: 15.00

Cutmore E (M.): Watches 1850 - 1980
O/P. 240 pages, 160 plates, 20 figs., 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 - CR9)

Price: 20.00

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.): The Art of Breguet

Daniels (G.): The Art of Breguet
New. 394 pages, well illustrated with 427 b&w illustrations and 12 colour plates, reprinted with a foreword by Emmanuel Breguet, 2021. Long out of print, this much needed reprint makes Daniels' standard reference work, about the life and work of Abraham Louis Breguet and his successors, available to a new generation of enthusiasts and collectors. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5084)
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Price: 95.00

Daniels (G.) & Markarian (O.): The Art of Time - The Sir David Salomons Collection of Watches and Clocks
O/P. 139 pages, illustrated, 2009. A catalogue of the famous Salomons Collection, published by the L. A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art Jerusalem, where the collection now resides. The collection includes 55 items by Breguet, including the 'Marie Antoinette' perpétuelle watch, and other fine clocks and watches. Fine copy, card covers. [English and Hebrew language] (Ref: K5162 - CR9)

Price: 95.00

Daniels (G.) & Markarian (O.): Watches and Clocks in the Sir David Salomons Collection
O/P. 318 pages, 16 colour plates + b&w illus., 1980. All 191 items in this famous collection are described, dated and illustrated in b&w. The collection includes 57 items by Abraham-Louis Breguet and an astronomical clock by Antide Janvier. A fine copy, with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K631 - CR9)

Price: 65.00

David (Jacques): American and Swiss Watchmaking in 1876

David (Jacques): American and Swiss Watchmaking in 1876
NEW. 82 pages, 43 figures, 2003. An English translation, by Richard Watkins, of two reports to the Intercantonal Committee of Jura Industries on the Manufacture of Watches in the United States. The reports, by Jacques David, are dated January 1877 and March 1877. David attended the United States International Exhibition of 1876 held in Philadelphia and was shocked by what he saw. American manufacturers, using modern methods of production had left the Swiss makers well behind in a very competitive industry. The reports were a principal agent in modernising the Swiss industry and shed much light on American methods of the period. Essential reading for American watch enthusiasts. Card covers. (Ref: N616)

Price: 17.50
David (Jacques): Rapport A La Socit Intercantonale Des Industries Du Jura Sur La Fabrication De L'Horlogerie Aux Etats-Unis

David (Jacques): Rapport A La Socit Intercantonale Des Industries Du Jura Sur La Fabrication De L'Horlogerie Aux Etats-Unis
O/P. [ 11 ] + 120 pages and 8 plates, limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, 1992. A facsimile reprint of the manuscript report written by Jacques David following his visit to America in 1876. The report is written in beautiful copperplate handwriting and has finely drawn plates. The facsimile is published with a biography of David and a history of the manuscript. An as new copy with original and very good slipcase. [French language] (Ref: K3024 - L3)
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Price: 75.00
De Carle (D.):  Complicated Watches and Their Repair

De Carle (D.): Complicated Watches and Their Repair
NEW. 174 pages, 217 figures, 2011. First published in 1956 this book has been reprinted many times as it is an essential reference book for the watch repairer and restorer. The book covers automatic watches, chronographs, alarm watches, calendar watches and repeaters from all the major manufacturers. With dust jacket. (Ref: N646)
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Price: 18.50
De Carle (D.): Practical Watch Adjusting & Springing

De Carle (D.): Practical Watch Adjusting & Springing
NEW. 150 pages, 4 plates, 186 figures, reprinted 2006. Writing in 1977, Donald De Carle observed that watch adjusting and springing had reached its peak - quartz watches being superior timekeepers. If you work on watches with balance springs then you need this book, it will enable you to get the best out of a mechanical watch. With dust jacket. (Ref: N513)

Price: 17.50

De Carle (D.): Watches and Their Value
O/P. 159 pages, 1978. Still a good introduction to the subject but the prices are totally out of date! A good copy with dust jacket. (Ref: K100 - H2)

Price: 7.00

Eder (N.): Beobachtungsuhren - Deck watches - Chronomtres de bord

Eder (N.): Beobachtungsuhren - Deck watches - Chronomtres de bord
O/P. 216 pages, 23 figs., 130 watches illustrated, 1987. The only work devoted to deck watches, with preliminary chapters on production in various countries followed by descriptions and illustrations of watches produced by all the well-known European and American makers. A very good copy of a rare book, the dust jacket also very good. [Note: Only the title is in 3 languages, the contents are entirely in German]

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(Ref: K2508 - G2)
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Price: 175.00

Ehrhardt (R.) (editor): American Pocket Watches volume 3: Marion Watches
O/P. 147 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 1993. A wealth of information, including serial numbers to enable the rapid identification of pocket watches made by the United States Watch Company of Marion, New Jersey and its successors. Good copy, card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K3620 - M3)

Price: 15.00

Ehrhardt (R.): Rockford Watch Company Identification and Price Guide
O/P. 68 pages, illustrated, 1976. A useful guide containing production figures with grade and serial numbers for Rockford pocket watches. Good copy, card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K5008 - CR6)

Price: 10.00

[Elgin]: Elgin Reminiscences
O/P. 32 pages, illus., 1972. A collection of articles first published in the 19th century about the Elgin National Watch Company. The articles include Making Watches by Machinery (1869); excerpts from the 1873 Elgin Almanac; Ode to an Elgin Watch, and several more. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1345 - BX1)

Price: 9.00

Francillon (A.): Histoire de la Fabrique des Longines - prcde d'un essai sur le Comptoir Agassiz
O/P. 203 pages, illustrated, number 1554 of 2100 copies, 1947. A history of the Swiss Longines company, famous for its pocket and wrist watches. Auguste Assiz was the founder of the Saint-Imier firm and his nephew Ernest Francillon adopted the name Longines for the new factory built in 1867. A rare book in very good condition with some wear to bottom of spine. [French language]

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(Ref: K2869 - V2)

Price: 150.00


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