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[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). Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1329 - BX14)

Price: 10.00

[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
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)

Price: 80.00
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)

Price: 15.00

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

[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)

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)

Price: 18.99
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)

Price: 45.00

Britten (F.J.): English Watch Work
O/P. 10 pages, illustrated, 1897. An extract from volume 38 of the monthly periodical 'Good Words', a magazine founded in 1860 and published monthly by Alexander Strachan, edited firstly by Norman Macleod, and later by his brother Donald Macleod. Publication ended in 1906. Good copy, stapled card covers. (Ref: K5145 - BX12)

Price: 6.00

Burton (S.H.): The Watch Collection of Stanley H. Burton
O/P. 456 pages, illustrated, 1981. The book describes and illustrates 900 complete pocket watches (70 in colour) as well as about 600 watch movements. A useful book for the serious student of pocket watches. A very good copy, with very good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K979 - E2)

Price: 15.00

Cardinal (C.): The Watch from its Origins to the XIXth Century
O/P. 237 pages, 106 colour and 74 b&w illustrations, first English language edition, 1989. A good book charting the development of pocket watches and especially the evolution of their case decoration. A very good copy with good dust jacket (light wear to top of spine). (Ref: K63 - H3)

Price: 30.00

Cardinal (C.) et al: L'Homme et le Temps en Suisse 1291 - 1991

Cardinal (C.) et al: L'Homme et le Temps en Suisse 1291 - 1991
O/P. 400 pages, well illustrated, 1991. A detailed study of time, timekeeping, and the manufacture of timepieces in Switzerland. The book is divided into 3 sections: Man and Time in Switzerland; The Measurement of Time in Switzerland; Aspects of the Swiss Horological Industry. A very good copy, owners inscription of front endpaper. [French language] (Ref: K2704 - E1)

Price: 95.00
Carrera (R.): Les Heures de L'Amour / Hours of Love / die Stunden der Liebe

Carrera (R.): Les Heures de L'Amour / Hours of Love / die Stunden der Liebe
O/P. 143 pages, illustrated (mostly in colour), no date. A short history of horological automata followed by descriptions and illustrations of enamelled and engraved watches with erotic automata. A very good copy with good dust jacket (faded to spine and worn to top of spine). [French, English & German languages] (Ref: K1105 - H3)

Price: 95.00
Chamberlain (P.M.): It's About Time

Chamberlain (P.M.): It's About Time
O/P. 490 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1941. An essential book for watch collectors, with good explanations of escapements and useful biographies of important makers. A very good copy, with light wrinkling to the bottom of many pages, and light marking to boards, both caused by water (damage does not affect text or diagrams). Overall this is one of the better copies of the first edition that I have seen.

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(Ref: K2086 - B3)

Price: 110.00

Chapuis (A.) & Jaquet (E.): The History of the Self-Winding Watch 1770 - 1931
O/P. 246 pages, 1st English edition, 1956. An interesting book and well worth reading. A very good copy (bookplate inside front cover, covers a little marked). (Ref: K75 - G6)

Price: 25.00

Clutton (C.): Collector's Collection
O/P. 96 pages, illustrated, 1974. An informative guide to a collection of pocket watches and clocks, including examples by important early makers such as Tompion, Arnold, Emery, Le Roy and Breguet. Also illustrated is the first watch produced in 1969 by George Daniels. Good copy with fair dust jacket. (Ref: K478 - B2)

Price: 15.00

Clutton (C.) & Daniels (G.): Watches

Clutton (C.) & Daniels (G.): Watches
NEW. 320 pages, over 600 illustrations, reprinted 2022. The long awaited reprint of the third and best edition of Clutton & Daniels' important illustrated reference work on the general history of the watch from 1500 to 1980, with a new forward by Jonathan Betts. The illustrations and technical assessment of the principal escapements are especially useful. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5191)

Price: 95.00

Coventry Watch Museum Project: The History of the Coventry Watch Industry Volume 1
O/P. 50 pages, illus., 1996. A good introduction to the Coventry watch industry. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2993 - BX11)

Price: 10.00

Cuss (T.P. Camerer): The Camerer Cuss Book of Antique Watches
O/P. 332 pages, 179 plates, 15 figures, reprinted 1994. 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.

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(Ref: K539 - H1)

Price: 15.00

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


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