Books about watches

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Books about watches

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Dec 19, 2010, 8:28pm

Hi all,

I am looking for a good introduction to the world of collectible wrist watches. I don't really want a catalog with pretty pictures of watches. I am looking for a straightforward narrative discussion that will serve as an introduction to the topic. It should cover basic history, and provide an overview of how a watch functions suitable for a general reader. Hope this isn't too particular of a request.


Dec 22, 2010, 2:20am

Have you tried a Works search for "wrist watch"? Just type the phrase into the search box at the top right of your LT screen.

My interests are pocket watches and clocks so I cannot help you frm my own knowledge.

Edited: Jan 20, 2011, 11:45pm

I did try that search, and came up with nothing. I actually found a good book by Gene Stone called The Watch (touchstone won't work).

Jan 23, 2011, 8:16pm

Using that search I found four works of which two are price guides and two are more interesting. I suggest that you run the search again.