The Alarm Wristwatch
The History of an Undervalued Feature
By (author) Michael Philip Horlbeck
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Alarm Wristwatch by Michael Philip Horlbeck
Book DescriptionFinally, alarm wristwatches are recognized for their mechanical ingenuity and the beauty of their design. This new book traces the development of mechanical wristwatches with an acoustic alarm function, one of the first wristwatch complications, and gives detailed information for collectors. Hundreds of watches are examined in 535 color images. In addition to the external design of the watch, special attention is paid to the movements and how their creators solved the multitude of challenges that confronted them. Michael Philip Horlbeck, a scholar and collector of alarm wristwatches, has written the standard work, a complete history of the alarm wristwatch. Nearly every model ever produced is chronicled, in words and pictures. The international array of companies include Eterna, Omega, Bruguet, Bulova, Citizen, Corum, Cyma, Jaeger-Le Coultre, Lemania, Pierce, Poljot, Ronda, Seiko, Venus, Vulcain, and Wittnauer, and many more. The technical data for each watch is recorded. This is required reading for all wristwatch fans and all who may become such. Whether you are interested in the design or the mechanics of these watches, you will not be disappointed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780764326448
(305mm x 229mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael Philip Horlbeck
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Classic Wristwatches 2011-2012, Paperback (September 2010)
Offers information on vintage watches. This easy-to-use guide describes and illustrates each of the 1300 timepieces it features, and also provides an estimated price carefully calculated by experts in the field.
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Deals with vintage watches, that is, watches no longer in current production. This guide describes and illustrates each timepiece featured and provides an estimated price calculated by experts in the field. It includes coverage of historical models by Rolex and Patek Philippe and such rare brands as Record and Enicar.
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