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Kaltenbck (F.): Viennese Timepieces

Kaltenbck (F.): Viennese Timepieces
NEW. 263 pages, 527 illustrations, 1993. A comprehensive description of clock and watch production in Vienna from the 17th century up to the second half of the 19th century. The book, which has excellent photographs, has chapters on watches, zappler clocks, bracket clocks, wall clocks, longcase clocks, and a listing of Viennese clock and watch makers. For collectors of true Viennese regulators this is the best book on the subject. With dust jacket and slipcase.

* Was £19.50, now on special offer at only £10.00 *

(Ref: N424)

Price: 10.00
Kent (P.) & Chapman (A.) Editors: Robert Hooke and the English Renaissance

Kent (P.) & Chapman (A.) Editors: Robert Hooke and the English Renaissance
NEW. 191 pages, illustrated, 2005. An interesting book about the life and work of Robert Hooke, whose genius is becoming more and more appreciated. Scientist, architect, town planner, microscopist, astronomer and inventor, Hooke was a true polymath. (Ref: N3515)

Price: 10.00
Knirim (K.): British Military Timepieces / Uhren der britischen Streitkrfte

Knirim (K.): British Military Timepieces / Uhren der britischen Streitkrfte
NEW. 793 pages, well illustrated, 2009. A large detailed reference book cataloguing the wide variety of chronometers, deck watches, pocket watches, wristwatches and clocks used by the British Army, Navy and Air Force in the 19th and 20th century. There are also chapters on watches used by Commonwealth and French Forces as well as (strangely!) Japan. With dust jacket. [English and German language]

***Automatic 10% discount at the checkout on this book.***

(Ref: N1927)

Price: 125.00
Kreuzer (A.): Omega Designs

Kreuzer (A.): Omega Designs
NEW. 224 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 2008. A detailed history of Omega wristwatch production and an illustrated description of all watch movements manufactured by Omega since registration of its trade mark in 1894. A new revised edition with updated price guide. With dust jacket. (Ref: P1852)

Price: 57.99
Leeuwen (P. van) et al: Going Dutch The Invention of the Pendulum Clock

Leeuwen (P. van) (editor): Going Dutch The Invention of the Pendulum Clock
NEW. 75 pages, illustrated, 2013. The proceedings of a symposium, organised by the Dutch Clock and Watch Museum, held at Teylers Museum, Haarlem in 2011. The seven lectures are all in the English language, two additional papers about the history of the Museum are in Dutch. An interesting work on Christiaan Huygens and the invention of the pendulum clock. Card covers. (Ref: N3486)

Price: 17.50
Legg (E.): The Clock & Watchmakers of Buckinghamshire

Legg (E.): The Clock & Watchmakers of Buckinghamshire
NEW. 47 pages, reprinted 2012. A carefully researched book but now somewhat out of date. Card covers. (Ref: N2797)

Price: 3.00
Levenberg (J.): Russian Wristwatches, Pocket watches, Stop Watches, Deck Watches & Marine Chronometers

Levenberg (J.): Russian Wristwatches, Pocket watches, Stop Watches, Deck Watches & Marine Chronometers
NEW. 96 pages, 505 items illustrated, 1995. With an increasing number of Russian watches and chronometers arriving in the West this book is a useful guide for collectors. The book includes a guide to Cyrillic inscriptions and a price guide in US dollars, the prices now somewhat out of date. Card covers. (Ref: N1282)

Price: 19.00
Linnard (W.): Cardiff Clocks: A Comprehensive Account of Watch and Clockmakers in Cardiff, the Valleys and the Vale of Glamorgan

Linnard (W.): Cardiff Clocks: A Comprehensive Account of Watch and Clockmakers in Cardiff, the Valleys and the Vale of Glamorgan
NEW. 80 pages + 44 page appendix, figs., 1999. The appendix is a facsimile of a catalogue and price list issued by Howell Morgan of Blaengarw, circa 1900. Card covers.

* Was £14.50, now reduced to £10.00 *

(Ref: N182)

Price: 10.00
Linz (J.): Westclox: Wind-up

Linz (J.): Westclox: Wind-up
NEW. 256 pages, well illustrated, 2004. An extensive history of the company and its employees is told through photographs, poems, letters, and anecdotes; over 790 illustrations display hundreds of Westclox "wind-up" clocks and watches produced between 1885 and 1970. Card covers. (Ref: P1902)

Price: 30.00
Locke (J.): Your Clock - The Owner's Guide to Mechanical Clocks

Locke (J.): Your Clock - The Owner's Guide to Mechanical Clocks
NEW. 50 pages, illustrated, 2002. An introductory guide for the new and novice clock owner. Card covers. (Ref: N2841)

Price: 3.00
Loomes (B.): Clockmakers of Britain 1286 - 1700

Loomes (B.): Clockmakers of Britain 1286 - 1700
NEW. 543 pages, 267 illustrations, 2014. This is an important new biographical reference source detailing all that is known about every recorded British maker of clocks and watches born before 1700. The book includes 6,230 makers and thousands of their apprentices and journeymen. An essential reference book for everyone interested in British clocks and watches. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3651)

Price: 65.00
Loomes (B.): Clockmakers of Northern England

Loomes (B.): Clockmakers of Northern England
NEW. 320 pages, 402 illus., 5 maps., 1997. Includes the work of over 850 makers. A useful book for North Country clock owners and enthusiasts. This book contains all Loomes' recent research and has additional information about clockmakers, which is not in his earlier books. With dust jacket. (Ref: N191)

Price: 34.99
Loomes (B.): Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World - Complete 21st Century Edition

Loomes (B.): Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World - Complete 21st Century Edition
NEW. 873 pages, reprinted 2022. This book contains over 90,000 names of makers of clocks, watches, scientific instruments, sundials and barometers, all in alphabetical order. This work covers the period from the late 16th century to the early 20th century and includes all the names in the old 'Baillie' and 'Loomes' plus an additional 20,000 names brought to Loomes' attention since their publication. An essential book for all clock and watch enthusiasts. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1079)

Price: 50.00
Ly (Tran Duy): Kroeber Clocks  - American & Imported

Ly (Tran Duy): Kroeber Clocks - American & Imported
NEW. 584 pages, 2015 illustrations, 2006. Florence Kroeber, based in New York but German by birth, was a major retailer of American, German and French clocks in the second half of the 19th century. The book illustrates many of the different clock types and styles sold by the firm and is a very useful guide to dating them. The section on French and German clocks includes gilt and marble mantel clocks, "Vienna regulators" and cuckoo clocks. With 2006 price guide in US dollars.

* Was £55.00, now on special offer at £30.00 *

(Ref: N1312)

Price: 30.00
Marchenoir (J.): Treasures of Vacheron Constantin - A legacy of Watchmaking since 1775

Marchenoir (J.): Treasures of Vacheron Constantin - A legacy of Watchmaking since 1775
NEW. 211 pages, illustrated, 2011. Published in conjunction with an exhibition in Singapore, held in collaboration with Vacheron Constantin, this is a brief history of this famous watchmaking company with descriptions and illustrations of many fine pocket watches and wristwatches produced by them in the last 250 years. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2680)

Price: 30.00
Marozzi (D.) & Toselli (G.): Longines

Marozzi (D.) & Toselli (G.): Longines
NEW. 387 pages, illustrated in colour, 1990. A good, well illustrated, guide to Longines pocket watches and wristwatches; written with the cooperation of the Longines company. As you would expect the book starts with a history of the firm, details of calibres produced and a brief table of serial numbers with approximate dates when they were produced. With dust jacket. [Text in Italian, French and English]

***Automatic 10% discount at the checkout on this book.***

(Ref: N1353)

Price: 110.00
Marshall (T.): Buckinghamshire Clock & Watchmakers

Marshall (T.): Buckinghamshire Clock & Watchmakers
NEW. 421 pages, over 500 illustrations, 2019. An excellent, much needed, addition to the books about clock and watch makers in the English counties. The book traces the history of clock and watch making in Buckinghamshire from the early 17th to the 20th century; with biographical information on over 600 men and women associated with the craft together will illustrations of their work. Also included is a large section on turret clocks in the county, with more than 100 clocks listed including over 40 seventeenth and eighteenth century examples. With dust jacket.

* Was £48.00, now on special offer at £35.00 *

(Ref: N4948)

Price: 35.00
Marshall (T.): The Quaker Clockmakers of North Oxfordshire

Marshall (T.): The Quaker Clockmakers of North Oxfordshire
NEW. 252 pages, approx 530 colour illustrations, 2013. An excellent book on the group of Quaker blacksmith/clockmakers, in the form of the Gilkes and Fardon families - who, along with their descendants, relatives and apprentices, produced one of the most iconic styles of English country clockmaking, instantly recognisable to clock collectors - the iron-posted hoop and spike clock with distinctive ring and zigzag engraved dials. With dust jacket.

* This book is now out of print - These are my final copies *

(Ref: N3184)

Price: 48.00
McEvoy (R.) & Betts (J.) editors: Harrison Decoded - Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock

McEvoy (R.) & Betts (J.) editors: Harrison Decoded - Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock
NEW. 183 pages, 82 illustrations, 2020. A thorough study of Harrison's pendulum clockmaking from a practical perspective and the story of around forty years of collaborative research into John Harrison's complex and surprising pendulum clock theory. An unofficial test of Martin Burgess's 'Clock B' at the Royal Observatory, made from modern materials and following the perceived format laid out in Harrison's convoluted text 'Concerning such mechanism ...', showed exceptional timekeeping and proved that Harrisons ideas were sound. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5026)

Price: 53.00
McKay (C.): J. Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell - Facsimiles

McKay (C.): J. Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell - Facsimiles
NEW. 72 pages, illustrated, 2001. Advertising material and catalogues, dating from 1880 and circa 1910, showing Smith's products are reproduced in facsimile, as well as a Victorian article about the firm from The Illustrated London News. The material covers all kinds of English clocks. Card covers. (Ref: N531)

Price: 12.00

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