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Ader (E.): Collection Jubinal de Saint-Albin
O/P. 39 pages, illustrated, 1938. The auction catalogue for the sale of 37 chatelaines and 114 pocket watches from the 16th to the 19th century. All items were very decorative and ornate. Very good copy.
(Ref: K5123 - A2)

Price: 10.00

[American Watch Co.]: Souvenir Catalog of the New Orleans Exposition 1884 - 85
O/P. 40 pages, illus., 1972. A reprint of the 36 page catalogue distributed by the American Watch Company at the World's Fair held in New Orleans between 1884 and 1885. Fourteen of the pages describe the operations in manufacturing at the Waltham factory (the company changed its name to The American Waltham Co. in 1885). Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1329 - BX14)

Price: 10.00

[Antiquorum]: Antiquorum in Love - Important Horology, Jewelry and Objects of Vertu
O/P. The subtitle of this auction was Antiquorum in Love, the objects for sale celebrating love's symbolisms throughout history. A thematic sale including erotic watches with automata. 195 lots all illustrated in colour, including carriage clocks, pocket watches, a few wristwatches and jewellery. The items included a fine snuff box with watch and secret compartment revealing an erotic scene made by James Cox, London. A very good copy of the hardback catalogue. [Sale @ Geneva 16/11/1997] (Ref: A267)

Price: 38.00

[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: 65.00

[Antiquorum]: Professor Thomas Engel Collection - Part 1 [Geneva 11/11/2001]

[Antiquorum]: Professor Thomas Engel Collection - Part 1
O/P. 133 lots, most illustrated in colour. Professor Thomas Engel's collection was mainly pocket watches but this auction also included a few wristwatches, books, horological tools, marine chronometers and several Breguet manuscripts. Pocket and wristwatches by Breguet was one of the collections strengths and perhaps the star of the collection was a one-minute flying tourbillon pocket chronometer made in 1927 by Alfred Helwig. A good copy of the hardback catalogue. [Sale @ Geneva 11/11/2001] (Ref: A272)

Price: 25.00

[Antiquorum]: The Art of Patek Philippe Calibre 89
O/P. The complicated watch known as 'Calibre 89' has its own 57 page catalogue explaining all the functions of this unique watch, the most complicated ever made. A very good copy of the hardback catalogue with very good dust jacket. [Sale @ Geneva 09/04/1989] (Ref: A464)

Price: 40.00

[Antiquorum]: The Sandberg Watch Collection [Geneva 31/3/2001 & 01/04/2001]

[Antiquorum]: The Sandberg Watch Collection
O/P. 500 pages, illus., 2001. The Antiquorum auction catalogue for the sale of The Sandberg Watch Collection which comprised 423 items all beautifully illustrated and described. The collection had many fine early pocket watches, fine music boxes and many beautifully decorated and enamelled pieces. A fine record of an outstanding collection of watches, many made for the Chinese market, a useful reference book for collectors. A very good copy of the hardback catalogue. [Sale @ Geneva 31/3/2001 & 01/04/2001] (Ref: A266)

Price: 75.00
Attree (W.): Ein neues Uhrenformat entsteht Die Evolution des Ulysse Nardin Kalibers 22/24

Attree (W.): Ein neues Uhrenformat entsteht Die Evolution des Ulysse Nardin Kalibers 22/24
NEW. 164 pages, illustrated, 2018. 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. The appendices include a table of serial numbers with delivery dates, list of customers, and participation in the annual trials at Neuchatel Observatory. [German language] (Ref: N4493)
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Price: 80.00

Aubert (D.): Montres et Horlogers Exceptionnels de la Valle de Joux Volume I
O/P. 203 pages, illustrated, 1993. The first volume of a detailed history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux area of Switzerland from its origins to the present time. The industry's innovations and achievements are described in detail. This volume includes chapters about Aubert Frères, Emile Lecoultre, François Lecoultre, Charles-Ami Lecoultre-Piguet, astronomical watch Dent No. 32573 and equation watch Breguet No. 4377. A fine copy. [French language] (Ref: K1296 - G6)

Price: 60.00

Aubert (D.): Horlogers et Montres Exceptionnels de la Valle de Joux Volume II
O/P. 215 pages, illustrated, 1997. This second volume on clock and watch making in the Joux Valley includes chapters on musical watches, John-César Piguet, Charles Piguet, Paul Piguet-Capt, Alfred Aubert and Louis-Benjamin Audemars. A fine copy. [French language] (Ref: K1297 - B1)

Price: 60.00

Aubert (D.): La Valle des Montres et des Horlogers Exceptionnels Volume III
O/P. 231 pages, illustrated, 2006. This third volume on the Joux Valley includes chapters on Samuel-Oliver Meylan, Louis Piguet, Nicole et Capt and their successors of London and the Joux Valley, and Edmond Audemars. A fine copy. [French language] (Ref: K1298 - S3)

Price: 60.00

Bacon (D.H.): Watchmaking in Llangollen by Robert Hughes - A Genuine Late-Nineteenth Century Welsh Watch Manufacturer

Bacon (D.H.): Watchmaking in Llangollen by Robert Hughes - a Genuine late-Nineteenth Century Welsh Watch Manufacturer
NEW. 111 pages, illustrated, 2000. A detailed study of the business of Robert Hughes, based on original documents and record books, which manufactured and retailed watches in the second half of the 19th century. The book shows the difficulty faced by British manufacturers caused by large scale importation of low cost watches. With dust jacket. (Ref: N394)
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Price: 25.00

Bailey (C.H.): Seth Thomas Watches 1885 - 1915
O/P. 95 pages, illustrated, 1981. A reproduction of information, prices and illustrations from trade catalogues and parts catalogues produced by the Seth Thomas Clock Company between 1885 and 1915. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2545 - F3)

Price: 15.00

Ball (M.): Bringing the Work On 1675 to 1680

Ball (M.): Bringing the Work On 1675 to 1680
O/P. 126 pages, illustrated, limited edition of 50 numbered copies, 1999. A re-appraisal based on contemporary evidence on the part played by Robert Hooke and Thomas Tompion in the development of the English balance spring for watches. The book includes horological references in Hooke's diaries of the period and William Derham's account published in 1696. A fine copy in the original quarter leather binding (leather spine and marbled paper covered boards).

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(Ref: K2870 - F1)

Price: 175.00

Banbery (A.) & Downing (A.): The Legendary Watches of Patek Philippe 1839 - 1989
O/P. 136 pages, illustrated, 1989. The catalogue of an exhibition of over 500 watches from Patek Philippe's private watch museum, held at the Musée de l'Horlogerie et de l'Émaillerie, Geneva, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Patek Phillipe. A very good copy. [French and English language] (Ref: K4982 - P1)

Price: 25.00

[Barraud & Lunds]: Illustrated Price List

[Barraud & Lunds]: Illustrated Price List
NEW. 34 pages, illustrated, limited edition of 500 copies, 1997. A reprint of a price list originally issued circa 1895 by this firm famous for its watches and chronometers. The catalogue includes early ladies' wristwatches as well as pocket watches and bracket clocks. (Ref: N5165)
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Price: 15.00
Barrow (C.): The English Fusee Lever Pocket Watch - Its History, Development, Service and Repair

Barrow (C.): The English Fusee Lever Pocket Watch - Its History, Development, Service and Repair
NEW. 160 pages, 190 photographs, 2019. A brief history of the development of the English fusee lever watch followed by a step-by-step manual covering the dismantling, cleaning, repair and reassembly of a variety of English fusee lever movements made during the nineteenth century. With dust jacket. (Ref: N4894)
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Price: 18.99
Barrow (C.): The Pocket Watch: Restoration, Maintenance and Repair

Barrow (C.): The Pocket Watch: Restoration, Maintenance and Repair
NEW. 190 pages, 92 figures, 2nd edition, 2011. 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. (Ref: N1906)
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Price: 18.99
Barrow (C.): The Verge Pocket Watch Its History, Development and Maintenance

Barrow (C.): The Verge Pocket Watch Its History, Development and Maintenance
NEW. 171 pages, 99 illustrations, 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. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2543)
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Price: 17.99
Barter (A.): The Watch - A Twentieth-Century Style History

Barter (A.): The Watch - A Twentieth-Century Style History
NEW. 336 pages, 400 colour illustrations, 2019. Decade by decade, this new book charts the era's stylistic and design highlights and examines the development of specific genres of watches. The early rise of the wristwatch led to a golden age of watch production which was followed by the electronic watch and latterly the renaissance of the mechanical watch again. The major technological and design advances are all included. (Ref: N4881)
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Price: 45.00

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