'Movements in Time with Breitling and Rolex? is the most conclusive unauthorized history ever published on quality watches. Discover how 6 year old Leon Breitling started his watch making career. How and why the Rolex name was formed. The positive impact World War I & II had on watch invention and production. The most factual guide on how to identify fake Rolex & Breitling watches. Plus the history of Ball, Cartier, IWC, Longines, Omega, Patek Philippe, and Zenith watches. Over 100 images of the World?s most exclusive watches.
Finding a vintage Rolex is easy. Finding one that’s worth its price... that’s the challenge. Fakes are getting harder to spot, and a poor restoration could end up costing you more than its price in repairs. That’s a painful mistake you could avoid with the right information. Written by a seasoned collector, this guide will teach you the complex nuances of vintage Rolex watches, saving you from financial catastrophe and turning you into a savvy collector. 1,483 references are covered in extraordinary detail, from antique and vintage dress watches to contemporary professional watches. Bezel sizes, dial markings, case engraving, hands, movements and much more, all documented so you know exactly what you’re paying for. The guide will lead you from potential pitfall to glorious barn-find, with all the treacherous twists and turns along the way. There are plenty of pictures to inspire, inform and enlighten you as you learn to zero-in on your dream watch. The world of vintage Rolex watches is complex and nuanced, making it especially daunting for the first-time buyer. But armed with the facts, you will make informed choices that put you back in the driver’s seat.
A resource for identifying fake, replica, or countefeit watches. Detailed descriptions and over 500 color photographs are provided to aid in spotting replica watches. This book provides the tools to inform people how to spot fraud on sites such as eBay, and allow them to purchase watches safely online.
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Grand Complications, Volume III provides a detailed overview of complicated watchmaking. Published by Tourbillon International, this reference work for connoisseurs deals with each of the major horological complications by theme, from their history through to their most recent developments. Multi-complications, minute repeaters and sonneries, tourbillons, equations of time, perpetual calendars, chronographs, jump hours and retrograde mechanisms, and GMTs and multiple time zones are reviewed in great detail. The latest creations by over 23 elite watch manufacturers are displayed and are accompanied by technical descriptions, comprising more than 400 pages in a book that already has earned respect among connoisseurs.
Known nationwide as the most authoritative price guide available, Lyle Official Antique Review features more than 5,000 entries which include a brief description, current market value at auction, and a photo to highlight distunguishing features of the piece. Index.
Prestigious Watches offers insight into the history of the art of watchmaking, and covers the stories behind the world's most illustrious watchmakers, with a complete portfolio of today's watch collections, featuring the signature lines of Cartier, Chopard, Patek Philippe, and other distinguished companies.
The Definitive Annual Guide to Retail Prices for Antiques and Collectables
Author: Martin Miller
This annually updated pricing guide to antiques and collectables based on retail outlets is the perfect companion for antique hunts as well as an excellent reference source to help readers identify and value their antiques.