Complete Price Guide to Watches 2014
The most reliable and convenient guide to watches available, the Complete Price Guide to Watches 2014 is the definitive guide for all levels of watch education and collection. From the amateur collector to the most prestigious auction houses, this guide has something for everyone. It not only provides accurate pricing on a plethora of watches and thousands of photographs for watch identification, it also offers historical information on a myriad of watchmakers, including company histories, movement identification, serial numbers, grade numbers, and production dates and quantities. 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 go-to guide for all things watch-related.
- Paperback | 1232 pages
- 136 x 212 x 56mm | 1,099.98g
- 18 Mar 2014
- Tinderbox Press
- Mount Pleasant, United States
- 34th Revised edition
- B&W photos throughout, B&W illustrations throughout
About Richard E. Gilbert
Tom Engle, Richard E. Gilbert, and Cooksey Shugart have each been active horologists for over 40 years and are all lifetime members of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. They have searched for fine timepieces throughout the world and are the foremost experts in the field of antique horology. Tom Engle lives in Louisville, KY. Richard Gilbert lives in Sarasota, FL and Cooksey Shugart lives in Cleveland, TN.
"This book has become the standard reference among watch collectors. The impressive price guide features not only page after page of pocket, wrist, and other watches listed by manufacturer, but photos and illustrations of watch movements along with records of serial and grade numbers for the movements. Its 5" x 8" size is convenient for toting to the flea market or auction house." -- Brimfield Antique Guide "There have been thousands of price changes in the world of watches, which makes it essential for any serious collector or collector's library to keep updated versions of the Complete Price Guide To Watches on hand. Not for the casual collector, this 'bible' packs in some 1,000 pages of values and detail, offering up identification keys, tips on comparing movements and styles, and much more. The black and white photos of watches are just large enough to make identification easier." -- The Bookwatch
Table of contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS Acknowledgements Introduction Market Report American Pocket Watch Listings Comic & Character Watch Listings Early Antique Watch Listings European Pocket Watch Listings Early & Unusual Pocket Watch Listings Wrist Watch History Wrist Watch Listings Watch Terminology Escapements The Art of Micro Mechanical Marvels Index Notes Advertising