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Keystone Watch Case Co. Ltd: Duracy Watch Trade price List March 1st 1927
O/P. 8 pages, illustrated, 1927. Duracy pocket watches, available in a range of case styles, advertised as durable and accurate. Good copy, staples rusted. Card covers. (Ref: K3303 - BX17)

Price: 8.00

Knudsen (J.M.R.): The Jrgensen Dynasty - Four Centuries of Watchmaking in two Countries

Knudsen (J.M.R.): The Jrgensen Dynasty - Four Centuries of Watchmaking in two Countries
NEW. 367 pages, 560 colour illustrations, 2013. Working in Denmark and Switzerland, four generations of the Jürgensen family, and their successors, have created many fine chronometers, pocket watches and wristwatches. Urban Jürgensen (1776-1830) is perhaps the best known member of the family, part of the Danish golden age of watchmaking. With dust jacket.

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(Ref: N3376)
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Price: 165.00
LeCoultre (F.): A Guide to Complicated Watches

LeCoultre (F.): A Guide to Complicated Watches
NEW. 148 pages plus 47 folding plates (with 54 figures), 4th edition, English language, 2020. A good book by a former professor at the Geneva School of Watchmaking. All types of complication are discussed in detail - striking mechanisms, astronomical work, chronographs, jumping seconds, quarter repeaters, perpetual calendars, equation work, etc. A new, fully revised, edition of this well-known work. All the figures have been moved to the end of the book on fold out plates, so can be consulted alongside the relevant text. An excellent book for enthusiasts and restorers. (Ref: N5040)
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Price: 75.00

Leiter (A.) & Helfrich-Drner (A.): Email-Uhren
O/P. 275 pages, well illustrated, 1977. The subtitle of the book is The History and Technology of Enamelling on Pocket Watch Cases which is described, in English and German, in the first 40 pages. The remainder of the book contains excellent photographs of enamelled pocket watches and a few clocks together with explanations of the mythology which inspired the decoration. Fine copy with very good dust jacket (faded to spine). [English and German language] (Ref: K1944 - X2)

Price: 15.00

Levenberg (J.): Russian Wristwatches, Pocket watches, Stop Watches, Deck Watches & Marine Chronometers

Levenberg (J.): Russian Wristwatches, Pocket watches, Stop Watches, Deck Watches & Marine Chronometers
NEW. 96 pages, 505 items illustrated, 1995. With an increasing number of Russian watches and chronometers arriving in the West this book is a useful guide for collectors. The book includes a guide to Cyrillic inscriptions and a price guide in US dollars, the prices now somewhat out of date. Card covers. (Ref: N1282)

Price: 19.00

Maddison (F.R.) & Turner (A.J.): Museum of the History of Science Catalogue 2 - Watches
O/P. 91 pages, illus., 1973. A catalogue of the watches at this excellent Museum in Oxford. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1258 - BX4)

Price: 15.00

Marchenoir (J.): Treasures of Vacheron Constantin - A legacy of Watchmaking since 1775

Marchenoir (J.): Treasures of Vacheron Constantin - A legacy of Watchmaking since 1775
NEW. 211 pages, illustrated, 2011. Published in conjunction with an exhibition in Singapore, held in collaboration with Vacheron Constantin, this is a brief history of this famous watchmaking company with descriptions and illustrations of many fine pocket watches and wristwatches produced by them in the last 250 years. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2680)
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Price: 35.00
Marmottan (P.): A.-L. Breguet son gnie, sa lgende, son oeuvre / his genius, his fame, his work

Marmottan (P.): A.-L. Breguet son gnie, sa lgende, son oeuvre / his genius, his fame, his work
O/P. 72 pages, illustrated; plus 20 pages, illustrated; no date. Published in 1991 by Montres Breguet S.A. the first part of the book is a republication of Paul Marmottan's Abraham-Louis Breguet first published in 1923, now with an English translation. The second part, Breguet Today, is a well illustrated guide to Breguet's modern products including photographs taken at the bench during construction. A fine copy, card covers. [Part 1 is in French and English; Part 2 is in French, English, German, Italian and Japanese] (Ref: K2440 - G3)

Price: 30.00
Marozzi (D.) & Toselli (G.): Longines

Marozzi (D.) & Toselli (G.): Longines
NEW. 387 pages, illustrated in colour, 1990. A good, well illustrated, guide to Longines pocket watches and wristwatches; written with the cooperation of the Longines company. As you would expect the book starts with a history of the firm, details of calibres produced and a brief table of serial numbers with approximate dates when they were produced. With dust jacket. [Text in Italian, French and English]

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(Ref: N1353)

Price: 135.00

Marryat (H.): Watches Vol. 1 Henlein to Tompion
O/P. 98 pages, illustrated, published by author, number 71 of an unspecified print run, 1938. Volume 1 is about early watches, from the 16th & 17th centuries; i.e. from Henlein to Tompion. Volume 2 was never published. A good copy of a well respected and scarce book, original green cloth, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. (Ref: K201 - Y1)

Price: 65.00

McCarthy (J.R.): A Matter of Time: The Story of the Watch
O/P. 230 pages, illus, 1947. The book has 4 parts: The Calculation of Time; The Clock; The Portable Timepieces; and The Making of the Modern Watch. The last section is probably the most interesting. With worn dust jacket. (Ref: K3130 - K1)

Price: 9.00

Meis (R.): Taschenuhren von der Haslur zum Tourbillon
O/P. 397 pages, 905 illustrations, 4th edition, 1990. An excellent and comprehensive book charting the development of all aspects of pocket watches - escapements, striking work, dials, cases, winding methods etc. A fine copy with good dust jacket. [German language] (Ref: K3669 - P3)

Price: 35.00

[Minnesota Watchmakers Association]: American Watch Historical Information with Serial Numbers and Dates
O/P. 15 pages, no date. Published circa 1960, this small booklet has dates and serial numbers for Ball, Columbus, Elgin, Hamilton, Howard, Illinois, Rockford, Seth Thomas and Waltham watches, and a listing of all American watch factories. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3049 - BX9)

Price: 10.00

Moore (D.S.) & Priestley (P.T.): Some Account of Liverpool Watch Case Makers 1785 - 1798

Moore (D.S.) & Priestley (P.T.): Some Account of Liverpool Watch Case Makers 1785 - 1798
NEW. [13 pages], 3 figs., 1997. Useful information about Liverpool watch case makers and their marks, first published in Antiquarian Horology. Card covers. (Ref: N1357)

Price: 5.00

Muir (W.) & Kraus (B.): Marion - A History of The United States Watch Company
O/P. 216 pages, 255 illus., 1st edition, 1985. Limited edition of 2000 copies. A comprehensive and well researched history of the United States Watch Company of Marion, New Jersey and their watches. Fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K3240 - W3)

Price: 30.00

[Nicole, Nielsen & Co., Ltd]: High-Class English Watches
O/P. 33 pages, illus., limited edition of 350 copies, 2002. A reprint of a Nicole, Nielson catalogue of circa 1910 illustrating many different pocket watches and their prices. Nicole, Nielsen & Co. made high quality watches for Dent and Frodsham amongst others. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K1561 - BX7)

Price: 12.00

Osterhausen (F. von): The Movado History

Osterhausen (F. von): The Movado History
NEW. 234 pages, 270 illustrations, 1996. The Movado Company, of La Chaux-de-Fonds, was founded in 1881 by the Ditisheim family. This is a high quality book, produced with the cooperation of Movado, with excellent illustrations and detailed information. With dust jacket and card slipcase. (Ref: N1528)
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Price: 81.99

Osterhausen (F. von): The Movado History
O/P. 234 pages, 270 illustrations, 1996. The Movado Company, of La Chaux-de-Fonds, was founded in 1881 by the Ditesheim family. This is a high quality book, produced with the cooperation of Movado, with excellent illustrations and detailed information. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1947 - R3)

Price: 55.00

Otto (H.): The First Lever Watch with Free Balance Invented and Made by Thomas Mudge
O/P. 22 pages, 17 illustrations, [ 1930 ]. A description, and drawing of the escapement, of Mudge's famous watch acquired by King George III in 1770. Reprinted from the Horological Journal 1929/30. Very good copy, card covers (a little worn around edges). (Ref: K4851 - BX16)

Price: 30.00

[Patek Philippe]: Timepieces for Royalty - 1850-1910
O/P. 192 pages, illustrated, only 1000 copies printed, 2005. Produced as a catalogue of an exhibition held at the Patek Philippe Museum in 2005 this book is a history of the Royal families of Europe in the 19th century and their watches purchased from Patek Philippe. The volume also contains a history of the firm and details of their participation in the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London. Fine copy, card covers.

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(Ref: K5159 - CR9)

Price: 125.00


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