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Calame (R.): Indicateur Suisse de l'horlogerie / Swiss Watch Directory, 1960
O/P. 1222 pages, 47th edition, 1960. A comprehensive directory of the Swiss watch industry listing manufacturers, suppliers, shops, trademarks, trade associations, etc. The book also has a list of factories and the date they were established. A useful book for the researcher. The index is given in French, German, English, Italian and Spanish. A good copy, covers a little worn. (Ref: K5056 - T1)

Price: 35.00

Cardinal (C.) et al: L'Homme et le Temps en Suisse 1291 - 1991

Cardinal (C.) et al: L'Homme et le Temps en Suisse 1291 - 1991
O/P. 400 pages, well illustrated, 1991. A detailed study of time, timekeeping, and the manufacture of timepieces in Switzerland. The book is divided into 3 sections: Man and Time in Switzerland; The Measurement of Time in Switzerland; Aspects of the Swiss Horological Industry. A fine copy. [French language] (Ref: K2704 - E1)
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Price: 95.00

Carrera (R.): Swatchissimo 1981 - 1991
O/P. 511 pages, well illustrated in colour, 1991. A history of the Swatch phenomena and good photographs of all the models to 1991. Love them or loathe them one has to respect the design and marketing achievement of selling over 100 million 'throw-away' watches in 10 years and making it a collectable icon. A good copy with light wear to corners. [Text in French, Italian and English] (Ref: K1585 - G7)

Price: 25.00

Cartier: Sales Brochures
O/P. A small folder of Cartier information including a brochure on Cartier's Santos Watches. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3320 - BX18)

Price: 4.00

Centre D'Information De La Montre Franaise: French Watch Movements - their Technical Characteristics
O/P. 121 pages, illustrated, 1968. A review of watch manufacturing in France, details of the technical characteristics of the watch movements and a list of manufacturers' trade marks. The calibres in production are all illustrated and described in great detail. The industry is centred in the Doubs and Haut-Savoie regions close to the Swiss border. A good copy, card covers, spiral bound. Note: this book is in English. (Ref: K1650 - E1)

Price: 18.00

Centre D'Information De La Montre Franaise: French Watch Movements their Technical Characteristics
O/P. 131 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 1974. A review of watch manufacturing in France, details of the technical characteristics of the watch movements and a list of manufacturers' trade marks. The calibres in production are all illustrated and described in great detail. The industry is centred in the Doubs and Haut-Savoie regions close to the Swiss border. A good copy, card covers, spiral bound. Note: this book is in English. (Ref: K2916 - L3)

Price: 20.00

Chaille (F.): Girard-Perregaux
O/P. 224 pages, well illustrated mainly in colour, English language edition, 2004. A well produced account of the famous Swiss firm of Girard-Perregaux from its origins in 1791 to today. The book opens with a brief history of time and continues with the history of the company illustrating fine examples of pocket watches and wristwatches made during the last 200 years. A fine copy with fine dust jacket and good slipcase. (Ref: K704 - S3)

Price: 65.00

Childers (C.) & Naas (R.): Master Wristwatches
NEW. 226 pages, illustrated, 1999. With special focus on the development of the quartz movement, this book offers a visual history of the wristwatch, exploring it as both an essential tool and a fashion accessory, from jewelled creations to divers' watches. Card covers. (Ref: N4752 - N2)

Price: 15.00

[Chopard]: Sales Brochure
O/P. A sales brochure - Happy News No. 1 - with price list and published in 2001. An 84 page brochure publicising Chopard's links with the Cannes Film Festival, Elton John, The Prince of Wales etc. Card covers. (Ref: K1434 - F3)

Price: 5.00

Cologni (F.): Vacheron Constantin - Artists of Time

Cologni (F.): Vacheron Constantin - Artists of Time
NEW. 353 pages, profusely illustrated mostly in colour, 2015. An excellent new book about the world's oldest still operating watch manufacturer. The first 200 pages document the company's long history, the innovations, the technical changes, and the watches produced. The remainder of the book focuses on the master watchmakers and their art (precision, horological complications, decoration and finishing) as well as the master artisans (designers, enamellers, Guillocheur, engravers and gem-setters). With dust jacket and card slipcase. (Ref: N3887)
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Price: 80.00

Cooper (M.A.): A Movement in time with Breitling & Rolex - An Unauthorised History
O/P. 150 pages, illustrated, 2007. A low cost publication giving a short history of the Rolex and Breitling companies together with information on how to identify fake and replica rolex and Breitling wristwatches. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2825 - P3)

Price: 10.00

Cutmore (M.): Watches 1850 - 1980
O/P. 240 pages, 160 plates, 20 figures, 2002. This is the paperback edition of a useful book first published in 1989. The book traces the history of the machine-made spring-driven watch from its beginnings, through mainstream developments in Europe, America and the Far East, up to 1980. Companies that pioneered the new methods are discussed in detail, as is the development of electric and electronic watches. Very good copy, spine a little creased and faded. Paperback. (Ref: K536 - E2)

Price: 10.00

Czubernat (S.): Elgin Trench Watches of the Great War

Czubernat (S.): Elgin Trench Watches of the Great War
NEW. 176 pages, 440 illustrations, 2015. The story of the wristwatches made by the Elgin National Watch Company that accompanied US Army troops into the trenches in World War 1. The book covers the company history and then describes the various models (with rarity and price guide in US dollars) made during the conflict. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3714)
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Price: 55.00
Daniels (G.): The Practical Watch Escapement

Daniels (G.): The Practical Watch Escapement
NEW. 76 pages, illustrated, new edition, 2016. An expert's description of all common escapements with practical notes on their geometries, together with a description and drawings of George Daniel's famous co-axial escapement, the first new escapement since Thomas Mudge's lever. The text of this new edition is the same as the first edition, plus a foreword by Roger Smith and a summary of the industry's use of the co-axial escapement since Omega started using it in their wristwatches in 1999. The photographs, different but now in colour, show several of Daniel's pocket watches and his Anniversary wristwatch. This new edition is hardback with dust jacket. (Ref: N4096)
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Price: 30.00
Doerr (E.) & Baumgarten (R.): Twelve Faces of Time - Horological Virtuosos

Doerr (E.) & Baumgarten (R.): Twelve Faces of Time - Horological Virtuosos
NEW. 207 pages, well illustrated in b&w, 2010. A celebration of the life, work and motivations of twelve independent master watchmakers who are making superb watches in the 21st century. The craftsmen are Philippe Dufour, Paul Gerber, Dr Ludwig Oechslin, François-Paul Journe, Kenji Shiohara, Kari Voutilainen, Vianney Halter, Beat Haldimann, Volker Vyskocil, Thomas Prescher, Roger Smith and Felix Baumgartner. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2269)

Price: 70.00
Dowling (J.M.) & Hess (J.P.): The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches: An Unauthorised History

Dowling (J.M.) & Hess (J.P.): The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches: An Unauthorised History
NEW. 399 pages, 415 photographs, 3rd edition, 2013. A thorough and extensive history of the Rolex company over the last 90 years and the watches they produced. A wealth of information and illustrations for collectors, with price guide (US dollars). With dust jacket. (Ref: P1889)
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Price: 119.99

[Ebel]: The Architects of Time - Sales catalogue for 1991
O/P. [96 pages], illus., 1991. A sales catalogue for this well known brand of wristwatches, with price list (in GBP) dated June 1991. Good Copy. Card covers. (Ref: K3306 - BX18)

Price: 5.00

[Ebel]: The Architects of Time - Sales catalogue for 1995
O/P. [100 pages], illus., 1995. A sales catalogue for this well known brand of wristwatches, with price list (in GBP) dated May 1995. Good Copy. Card covers. (Ref: K3307 - BX18)

Price: 5.00

Edwards (F.): Wristwatches - A Connoisseur's Guide
O/P. 160 pages, illustrated, reprinted 1998. A guide to 50 of the world's prestigious watch brands. Very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K2551 - H3)

Price: 9.00

Evans (G.): Time, Time and Time Again - Activities, Technology, and People

Evans (G.): Time, Time and Time Again - Activities, Technology, and People
NEW. 227 pages, 18 plates, 2008. The author trained at The National College of Horology became the Chief Design Engineer at the Anglo-Celtic Watch Company, National secretary of the BHI and Secretary General of the British Horological Federation. A fascinating autobiography giving a good insight into the British post-war horological industry. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3877)
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Price: 17.99

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