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Complete Price Guide to Watches 2012

Complete Price Guide to Watches 2012

Paperback Complete Price Guide to Watches

By (author) Richard E. Gilbert, By (author) Tom Engle, By (author) Cooksey Shugart

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  • Publisher: Tinderbox Press
  • Format: Paperback | 1220 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 213mm x 48mm | 1,057g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Mount Pleasant
  • ISBN 10: 0982948719
  • ISBN 13: 9780982948712
  • Edition: 32, Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: B&W photos and illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 114,872

Product description

"The Complete Price Guide To Watches" contains the most current information on American and European pocket watches and wrist watches, Comic and Character watches with pricing, identification information, tips, history, terminology and market reports. The most reliable and convenient guide to watches available, "The Complete Price Guide To Watches" is a mini encyclopedia with over 10,000 watches priced and over 8,000 images provided for education and identification. This book is the definitive guide for all levels of watch education and collection. From the amateur collector to the most prestigious auction houses, "The Complete Price Guide To Watches" has something for everyone. Every year there are thousands of price changes and this year is no exception. "The Complete Price Guide To Watches" contains the most up to date information on American and European pocket watches and wrist watches, Comic and Character watches including pricing, identification information, tips, history, terminology and the annual market report. This book provides not only accurate pricing information on a plethora of watches, but also provides historical information on a myriad of watchmakers, including birth and death dates, company histories, movement identification, serial numbers, grade numbers, production dates and quantities. The guide also has dedicated illustrated entries on how a watch works, watch parts nomenclature, the individual parts of a watch movement, how to properly open a pocket watch case and care for your watch, Railroad watch dials, cases and adjustments, how to determine the age and manufacturer of a watch and how watches are appraised. All of this information is accented by antique illustrations salvaged and lovingly reproduced from long lost watch catalogs, advertisements and brochures. It is because of this attention to detail that "The Complete Price Guide To Watches" has attained its near legendary status as the only true Bible of watch prices, history and education currently in print. There is no other book on watches this thorough on the market today. Before you buy or sell any wrist or pocket watch, be sure to buy "The Complete Price Guide To Watches".

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Richard E. Gilbert has been a horologist for over 40 years and has co-authored the Complete Price Guide To Watches since 1992. He is also the co-author of the Price Guide To Antique Jewelry. Tom Engle has co-authored the Complete Price Guide To Watches since the second edition in 1982. He is a lifetime Fellow member of the NAWCC and member since 1974. Cooksey Shugart has been a horologist for over 40 years, a member of the NAWCC since 1970 and is the creator of the Complete Price Guide To Watches.