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[Breitling]: Instruments for Professionals
O/P. 192 pages, illus., 2004. A well produced sales catalogue with photographs of the Reno Pylon Races and associated aeroplanes, with excellent photographs of the full range of Breitling watches. Fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K1613 - D1)

Price: 9.00

[Breitling]: Instruments for Professionals
O/P. 168 pages, illus., 1999. A well produced sales catalogue with photographs of the Breitling Orbiter 3 and excellent photographs of the full range of Breitling watches. With separate price list. Very good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K4418 - S1)

Price: 9.00

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Swiss Wristwatches: Chronology of Worldwide Success

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Swiss Wristwatches: Chronology of Worldwide Success
NEW. 252 pages, 648 illustrations, 1991. The history and development of Swiss wristwatch design in the 20th century. This book portrays the variety of forms and potential styling of cases, dials, and hands with information from catalogues, advertisements and manufacturers literature. All the well known firms such as Omega, Longines, Tavannes-Cyma, Breitling, Doxa, Universal, Movado, and Zenith are included. With price guide and dust jacket. (Ref: P1887)

Price: 58.50
Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches: A Handbook and Price Guide

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches: A Handbook and Price Guide
NEW. 186 pages, 484 photographs, 6th edition, 2009. A useful handbook with historical information, a description of how mechanical wristwatches work, information on their preservation, care and repair, as well as a chapter on fakes and hybrids. A good popular introduction to the subject, with a section on Swatch watches. Card covers. (Ref: N1888)

Price: 17.99

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches / Armbanduhren / Montres-bracelets
O/P. 512 pages, 2100 illustrations, 1999. The success of the wristwatch in the 20th century is told here through the story of 84 of the century's most prominent watch producers. Some of the makers included were famous in their day but have long been forgotten. With dust jacket. [Text in English, French and German] (Ref: K1568 - F4)

Price: 18.00

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches / Armbanduhren / Montres-bracelets
O/P. 400 pages, well illustrated, 2014. The success of the wristwatch in the 20th century is told here through the story of 81 of the century's most prominent watch producers. Some of the makers included were famous in their day but have long been forgotten. This is a special edition of the book with the same title, by the same authors published in 1999, much of the text is the same but there are some revisions and updates. A fine copy. [Text in English, French and German] (Ref: K5086 - N3)

Price: 25.00

Calame (R.): Indicateur Suisse de l'horlogerie / Swiss Watch Directory, 1960
O/P. 1222 pages, 47th edition, 1960. A comprehensive directory of the Swiss watch industry listing manufacturers, suppliers, shops, trademarks, trade associations, etc. The book also has a list of factories and the date they were established. A useful book for the researcher. The index is given in French, German, English, Italian and Spanish. A good copy, covers a little worn. (Ref: K5056 - T1)

Price: 35.00

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 fine copy. [French language] (Ref: K2704 - E1)
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Price: 95.00

Cartier: Sales Brochures
O/P. A small folder of Cartier information including a brochure on Cartier's Santos Watches. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3320 - BX18)

Price: 4.00

Centre D'Information De La Montre Franaise: French Watch Movements - their Technical Characteristics
O/P. 121 pages, illustrated, 1968. A review of watch manufacturing in France, details of the technical characteristics of the watch movements and a list of manufacturers' trade marks. The calibres in production are all illustrated and described in great detail. The industry is centred in the Doubs and Haut-Savoie regions close to the Swiss border. A good copy, card covers, spiral bound. Note: this book is in English. (Ref: K1650 - E1)

Price: 18.00

Centre D'Information De La Montre Franaise: French Watch Movements their Technical Characteristics
O/P. 131 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 1974. A review of watch manufacturing in France, details of the technical characteristics of the watch movements and a list of manufacturers' trade marks. The calibres in production are all illustrated and described in great detail. The industry is centred in the Doubs and Haut-Savoie regions close to the Swiss border. A good copy, card covers, spiral bound. Note: this book is in English. (Ref: K2916 - L3)

Price: 20.00

Chaille (F.): Girard-Perregaux
O/P. 224 pages, well illustrated mainly in colour, English language edition, 2004. A well produced account of the famous Swiss firm of Girard-Perregaux from its origins in 1791 to today. The book opens with a brief history of time and continues with the history of the company illustrating fine examples of pocket watches and wristwatches made during the last 200 years. A fine copy with fine dust jacket and good slipcase. (Ref: K704 - S3)

Price: 65.00

[Chopard]: Sales Brochure
O/P. A sales brochure - Happy News No. 1 - with price list and published in 2001. An 84 page brochure publicising Chopard's links with the Cannes Film Festival, Elton John, The Prince of Wales etc. Card covers. (Ref: K1434 - F3)

Price: 5.00

Clerizo (M.): Masters of Contemporary Watchmaking
O/P. 292 pages, 493 colour and 179 b&w illustrations, 2009. An interesting book about 11 independent master watchmakers including George Daniels, Vincent Calabrese, Philippe Dufour, Franck Muller and Roger Smith. The author interviewed all eleven and records their enthusiasm, passion and motivation in designing and making superb watches, each chapter beautifully illustrated with photographs of their work. The work of an additional 18 fine independent watchmakers is also discussed and illustrated. A fine copy very good dust jacket. (Ref: K4128 - Q3)

Price: 85.00

Cologni (F.): Vacheron Constantin - Artists of Time

Cologni (F.): Vacheron Constantin - Artists of Time
NEW. 353 pages, profusely illustrated mostly in colour, 2015. An excellent new book about the world's oldest still operating watch manufacturer. The first 200 pages document the company's long history, the innovations, the technical changes, and the watches produced. The remainder of the book focuses on the master watchmakers and their art (precision, horological complications, decoration and finishing) as well as the master artisans (designers, enamellers, Guillocheur, engravers and gem-setters). With dust jacket and card slipcase. (Ref: N3887)
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Price: 80.00

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

Czubernat (S.): Elgin Trench Watches of the Great War

Czubernat (S.): Elgin Trench Watches of the Great War
NEW. 176 pages, 440 illustrations, 2015. The story of the wristwatches made by the Elgin National Watch Company that accompanied US Army troops into the trenches in World War 1. The book covers the company history and then describes the various models (with rarity and price guide in US dollars) made during the conflict. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3714)
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Price: 55.00
Daniels (G.): The Practical Watch Escapement

Daniels (G.): The Practical Watch Escapement
NEW. 76 pages, illustrated, new edition, 2016. An expert's description of all common escapements with practical notes on their geometries, together with a description and drawings of George Daniel's famous co-axial escapement, the first new escapement since Thomas Mudge's lever. The text of this new edition is the same as the first edition, plus a foreword by Roger Smith and a summary of the industry's use of the co-axial escapement since Omega started using it in their wristwatches in 1999. The photographs, different but now in colour, show several of Daniel's pocket watches and his Anniversary wristwatch. This new edition is hardback with dust jacket. (Ref: N4096)
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Price: 30.00
Doerr (E.) & Baumgarten (R.): Twelve Faces of Time - Horological Virtuosos

Doerr (E.) & Baumgarten (R.): Twelve Faces of Time - Horological Virtuosos
NEW. 207 pages, well illustrated in b&w, 2010. A celebration of the life, work and motivations of twelve independent master watchmakers who are making superb watches in the 21st century. The craftsmen are Philippe Dufour, Paul Gerber, Dr Ludwig Oechslin, François-Paul Journe, Kenji Shiohara, Kari Voutilainen, Vianney Halter, Beat Haldimann, Volker Vyskocil, Thomas Prescher, Roger Smith and Felix Baumgartner. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2269)

Price: 70.00
Dowling (J.M.) & Hess (J.P.): The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches: An Unauthorised History

Dowling (J.M.) & Hess (J.P.): The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches: An Unauthorised History
NEW. 399 pages, 415 photographs, 3rd edition, 2013. A thorough and extensive history of the Rolex company over the last 90 years and the watches they produced. A wealth of information and illustrations for collectors, with price guide (US dollars). With dust jacket. (Ref: P1889)
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Price: 119.99

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