Collecting Vintage Watches

The authors of this book are neither watchmakers nor specific watch specialists, just dedicated watch collectors.

Author: Thomas M. Meine

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783744894920

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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The authors of this book are neither watchmakers nor specific watch specialists, just dedicated watch collectors. A book for the friends of watches and a guide for the collector or the possible collector-to-be, giving some advice and guidelines, certainly also expressing very subjective opinions. Specific subjects of interest from the multi-facetted mosaic of time, watches and watchmaking as a whole: collecting watches, watches and time, the quartz crisis, the revival of mechanic watches, clocking of watches and the corresponding amplitudes from the pendulum to the atomic clock, adjustment and regulation of a watch, time as a standard unit, changing of the time itself, technical features, magnetism and watches, radium contamination, watch dials, hallmarks, the 'gold rush', things to watch out for when collecting watches and more. Mechanical watches hand wind, mechanical watches automatic, electric watches, electronic watches, quartz controlled electric watches, tuning fork watches, quartz controlled tuning fork watches, quartz watches, watches - radio controlled by an atomic clock. Also including antique- and vintage pocket watches. Over 300 pictures (black and white) of original watches, tools, equipment and others.
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100 Years of Vintage Watches

It's time to find out more about collectible watches! This full-color book features 100 years of vintage wristwatches and pocket watches made from 1870-1970, the most popular period for watch collectors.

Author: Dean Judy

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 0873494539

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 228

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It's time to find out more about collectible watches! This full-color book features 100 years of vintage wristwatches and pocket watches made from 1870-1970, the most popular period for watch collectors. Author Dean Judy provides collectors with practical information on what and how to collect, as well as what to avoid. Accurate prices and detailed descriptions accompany each listing. Before-and after-pictures illustrating the restoration stages, along with photos of near mint versus the average watch, will aid the reader in identifying and valuing their own collection. Famous Swiss makers such as Alpina, Breitling, Cyma, Tissot, and Zodiak are featured, as well as many American watch companies, including Bulova, Elgin, Hamilton, and Illinois. -- More than 50 watch companies represented -- More than 600 full-color photographs illustrate these glorious vintage watches -- Covers the most popular period for watch collectors, 1870-1970
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Vintage Watches Radium and Tritium

CONCLUSION Collecting vintage watches with lumed paint on dial and hands is not an unsafe or harmful hobby per se – one must just be careful, especially when opening the watch or even working on it. There is a constantly growing number ...

Author: Thomas M. Meine

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752821406

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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Radium, Tritium and other radioactive activators on watch dials and hands. Radium and Tritium contained as activators in luminous paint on watch dials and hands, besides other radioactive materials, are subject to never ending discussions amongst vintage watch collectors, especially those, who own lumed timepieces from earlier periods or are even working on them. Opinions differ from what concerns eventual health risks, not only amongst watch collectors, but also between professionals. Many ask themselves why those watches should still pose a threat to human health, whilst the 'glow' is long gone. True, the glow is gone - but not the radium (or many other radioactive substance used as an activator, as well as other substances following down the decay chain. The intention of this book is to give a general overview of radium- and tritium issues for the vintage watch collector interested in this subject. It is, in no way, addressing the physicists, chemists or nuclear scientists and will not go far beyond the necessary for a basic understanding, although a few more scientific issues could not be avoided. It is a book for all who are interested to look beyond a meager statement like: Luminous paint on watch dials and hands containing radium or tritium can be dangerous to some extend, especially when substances get inside the body, but all is relative and subject to different opinions. Content: Luminous paint in the watch industry - Luminescence, fluorescence and phosphorescence - Zinc sulfide - The activators, radium, tritium and others - Atoms, molecules and other particles - Radioactivity, radioactive decay, types of radiation, effects on health - Radioactive decay chain - uranium 238 to lead 206 - Strontium, the bone seeker / Promethium - Measuring radioactive radiation - Purchase of lumed vintage watches - Radon issues - Replacing luminous paint on watch dials and hands - What's left? - Conclusion - The Radium Girls.
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Vintage Rolex The largest collection in the world

For more than a century, Rolex has stood apart as the most legendary brand of watch in the world. A Rolex conveys many things: a luxury timepiece, a tool of power for movers and shakers and the symbol of passage into adulthood.

Author: David Silver of The Vintage Watch Company

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008591649

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 654

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For more than a century, Rolex has stood apart as the most legendary brand of watch in the world. A Rolex conveys many things: a luxury timepiece, a tool of power for movers and shakers and the symbol of passage into adulthood.
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Vintage Wristwatches

the opportunity were one of my to write first collecting Vintage Wristwatches passions. came my way, I jumped at the chance. From the beginning, we've had clear goals for how we wanted the book to look: the quality of the photography, ...

Author: Reyne Haines

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440215247

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

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Fashion with Function Step into the fascinating world of watches. From the early "trench watches" of World War I to some of today's elegant diamond-studded cocktail watches, Vintage Wristwatches will entertain and educate you about these small works of art that have stood the test of time. Whether novice or seasoned collector, you'll enjoy the rich histories of American and European manufacturers past and present. Original newspaper and magazine advertisements complement more than 1,200 photographs of collectible wristwatches, while brief descriptions include values recently commanded at auction. In addition, you'll find: • A glossary of watch terminology commonly used among collectors • Tutorials for identifying wristwatches • Factors to consider when determining a wristwatch's value
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Watch Collector Log Book

What do these log pages contain: Watch information (Brand, model name, model number, serial number, year, country) Purchase information (Purchase date, purchase price, purchased from, warranty date, sold date, sold price) Movement (Manual, ...

Author: Abatron Logbooks

Publisher:

ISBN: 1712698680

Category:

Page: 122

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Watch collection Logbook We are currently living in the perfect time for watch collecting. Vintage watch prices continue to increase, while new and exciting watches are being designed and released every day. One important and often overlooked aspect of watch collection is keeping an inventory list or log of your collection. Keeping inventory will help you to organise, catalogue and track all the important aspects of watch collection. Things such as purchase price and sales prices will ensure you are being as conscious as possible about your spending, and may even help you to turn a profit in the long run. This watch collector logbook has been designed to track all the important aspects of watch collection, including information about the watch, purchase and sales, warranties, and acts as a catalogue with a quick recap list. What do these log pages contain: Watch information (Brand, model name, model number, serial number, year, country) Purchase information (Purchase date, purchase price, purchased from, warranty date, sold date, sold price) Movement (Manual, automatic, quartz) Complication / function checklist Display checklist Material checklist Type checklist Repair / Alteration notes Other notes Other Pages in this book: Title page with owner information, logbook start and end date, as well as logbook number should you require more than one book A quick recap list at the back, letting you quickly find your watch by creating your own contents page including all quick relevant information Notes pages at the back to write any other important information (such as sales, possible watch purchases etc) Book Features 120 Pages 6 x 9 inch Room to log 100 Watches Softbound with professional perfect bound binding Printed on white paper
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Chasing Time

The collection in this book is a step into the world of vintage watch collecting, with a range of photographs, intricate research, and accessible reference material that will intrigue both the casual and avid enthusiast.

Author: Alistair Gibbons

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 0764354957

Category: Clocks and watches

Page: 240

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The early 2000s were an important period, spanning a time when mechanical watches had quite rightly retaken their place in the world market. We all may have a digital device in our pocket that is more accurate than a mechanical watch, but a timepiece has soul, personality, and history. The collection in this book is a step into the world of vintage watch collecting, with a range of photographs, intricate research, and accessible reference material that will intrigue both the casual and avid enthusiast. The collection showcases some of the most interesting, luxurious, and functional 20th-century (1930-1980) mechanical timepieces ever to be produced, including Heuer's Autavia, Rolex's Submariner, Gallet's MultiChron, Zenith's De Luca, and the Universal Space Compax.
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100 Years of Vintage Watches

Well , beauty is in the eye of the beholder , of course , and different strokes for different folks and such , but generally , as for wrist watches , I believe you can never go wrong by picking up good quality stainless steel men's ...

Author: Dean Judy

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

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Telling time has never been so stylish. 100 Years of Vintage Watches brings an entire century of classic watch craftsmanship to life with over 1,000 full-color photos. Detailing watches made between 1870 and 1970—the most popular century for watch collectors and aficionados—Dean Judy’s remarkable guide provides information on what and how to collect as well as what to avoid. In addition to large, detailed photos, 100 Years of Vintage Watches offers accurate pricing information, and a description, history, and dating for each of the watches included. Watch collectors will find the before-and-after photos of vintage watch restorations particularly useful, especially when it comes valuing a piece. And who knows, maybe that old watch your grandfather left in his junk drawer is worth thousands. Featuring examples from over 50 watchmakers including renowned Swiss companies like Agassiz, Rolex, Breitling, Cyma, Tissot, and Zodiak as well as American companies like Bulova, Elgin, Hamilton, and Illinois, 100 Years of Vintage Watches is a comprehensive and practical guide to the greatest century of watchmaking in modern history.
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Watches

... including the dial, looked authentic and the finish was relatively crisp. Once I peeked in the back, though, I knew it was fake. Be careful you don't get stung. Buying If you are just starting to collect vintage watches ...

Author: Dean Judy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440219085

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 272

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Watches are more than devices useful for monitoring the time you have left in a day, assessing where the day went or when you need to be someplace. They look good, they help keep life organized and they can be some of the most impressive collectibles or heirlooms you will ever find. Within the book of this time keeper's must-have, you will discover more than 1,000 color photos of wristwatches and pocket watches, detailed descriptions and up-to-date pricing for famous makers such as Elgin, Longines, Omega, Hamilton, Rolex and Bulova.
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Que s Official Internet Yellow Pages

Augie's 45 RPM Vinyl Record Sale http://www.augiesrecords.com U ⋆⋆⋆⋆ Augie has been collecting records since the 1950s, so it is not surprising ... Discussion board helps you get in touch with others who collect vintage timepieces.

Author: Joe Kraynak

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789734082

Category: Business & Economics

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Alphabetically lists and describes Web sites on a variety of topics, including health, culture, business, travel, and education.
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