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The most reliable and convenient guide to watches available, the Complete Price Guide to Watches 2014 is the definitive guide for all levels of watch education and collection. From the amateur collector to the most prestigious auction houses, this guide has something for everyone. It not only provides accurate pricing on a plethora of watches and thousands of photographs for watch identification, it also offers historical information on a myriad of watchmakers, including company histories, movement identification, serial numbers, grade numbers, and production dates and quantities. All of this information is accented by antique illustrations salvaged and lovingly reproduced from long lost watch catalogs, advertisements, and brochures. It is because of this attention to detail that the Complete Price Guide to Watches has attained its near-legendary status as the go-to guide for all things watch-related.
Tom Engle, Richard E. Gilbert, and Cooksey Shugart have each been active horologists for over 40 years and are all lifetime members of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. They have searched for fine timepieces throughout the world and are the foremost experts in the field of antique horology. Tom Engle lives in Louisville, KY. Richard Gilbert lives in Sarasota, FL and Cooksey Shugart lives in Cleveland, TN.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgements Introduction Market Report American Pocket Watch Listings Comic & Character Watch Listings Early Antique Watch Listings European Pocket Watch Listings Early & Unusual Pocket Watch Listings Wrist Watch History Wrist Watch Listings Watch Terminology Escapements The Art of Micro Mechanical Marvels Index Notes Advertising