Collecting (Vintage) Watches

Wristwatches, antique- and vintage pocket watches

Collecting (Vintage) Watches

The authors of this book are neither watchmakers nor specific watch specialists, just dedicated watch collectors. A book for the friends of watches and a guide for the collector or the possible collector-to-be, giving some advice and guidelines, certainly also expressing very subjective opinions. Specific subjects of interest from the multi-facetted mosaic of time, watches and watchmaking as a whole: collecting watches, watches and time, the quartz crisis, the revival of mechanic watches, clocking of watches and the corresponding amplitudes from the pendulum to the atomic clock, adjustment and regulation of a watch, time as a standard unit, changing of the time itself, technical features, magnetism and watches, radium contamination, watch dials, hallmarks, the 'gold rush', things to watch out for when collecting watches and more. Mechanical watches hand wind, mechanical watches automatic, electric watches, electronic watches, quartz controlled electric watches, tuning fork watches, quartz controlled tuning fork watches, quartz watches, watches - radio controlled by an atomic clock. Also including antique- and vintage pocket watches. Over 300 pictures (black and white) of original watches, tools, equipment and others.

Vintage Watches - Radium and Tritium

Luminous paint on dial and hands

Vintage Watches - Radium and Tritium

Radium, Tritium and other radioactive activators on watch dials and hands. Radium and Tritium contained as activators in luminous paint on watch dials and hands, besides other radioactive materials, are subject to never ending discussions amongst vintage watch collectors, especially those, who own lumed timepieces from earlier periods or are even working on them. Opinions differ from what concerns eventual health risks, not only amongst watch collectors, but also between professionals. Many ask themselves why those watches should still pose a threat to human health, whilst the 'glow' is long gone. True, the glow is gone - but not the radium (or many other radioactive substance used as an activator, as well as other substances following down the decay chain. The intention of this book is to give a general overview of radium- and tritium issues for the vintage watch collector interested in this subject. It is, in no way, addressing the physicists, chemists or nuclear scientists and will not go far beyond the necessary for a basic understanding, although a few more scientific issues could not be avoided. It is a book for all who are interested to look beyond a meager statement like: Luminous paint on watch dials and hands containing radium or tritium can be dangerous to some extend, especially when substances get inside the body, but all is relative and subject to different opinions. Content: Luminous paint in the watch industry - Luminescence, fluorescence and phosphorescence - Zinc sulfide - The activators, radium, tritium and others - Atoms, molecules and other particles - Radioactivity, radioactive decay, types of radiation, effects on health - Radioactive decay chain - uranium 238 to lead 206 - Strontium, the bone seeker / Promethium - Measuring radioactive radiation - Purchase of lumed vintage watches - Radon issues - Replacing luminous paint on watch dials and hands - What's left? - Conclusion - The Radium Girls.

Watch Collector Notebook

Vintage and Luxury Wrist Watch Collection Journal Logbook Time Collecting - Record, Track and Keep Inventory of Timepiece - For Watchmakers, Collectors and Repairers - Aqua Marble Cover

Watch Collector Notebook

Watch collection Logbook We are currently living in the perfect time for watch collecting. Vintage watch prices continue to increase, while new and exciting watches are being designed and released every day. One important and often overlooked aspect of watch collection is keeping an inventory list or log of your collection. Keeping inventory will help you to organise, catalogue and track all the important aspects of watch collection. Things such as purchase price and sales prices will ensure you are being as conscious as possible about your spending, and may even help you to turn a profit in the long run. This watch collector logbook has been designed to track all the important aspects of watch collection, including information about the watch, purchase and sales, warranties, and acts as a catalogue with a quick recap list. What do these log pages contain: Watch information (Brand, model name, model number, serial number, year, country) Purchase information (Purchase date, purchase price, purchased from, warranty date, sold date, sold price) Movement (Manual, automatic, quartz) Complication / function checklist Display checklist Material checklist Type checklist Repair / Alteration notes Other notes Other Pages in this book: Title page with owner information, logbook start and end date, as well as logbook number should you require more than one book A quick recap list at the back, letting you quickly find your watch by creating your own contents page including all quick relevant information Notes pages at the back to write any other important information (such as sales, possible watch purchases etc) Book Features 120 Pages 6 x 9 inch Room to log 100 Watches Softbound with professional perfect bound binding Printed on white paper

Vintage Wristwatches

Vintage Wristwatches

Fashion with Function Step into the fascinating world of watches. From the early "trench watches" of World War I to some of today's elegant diamond-studded cocktail watches, Vintage Wristwatches will entertain and educate you about these small works of art that have stood the test of time. Whether novice or seasoned collector, you'll enjoy the rich histories of American and European manufacturers past and present. Original newspaper and magazine advertisements complement more than 1,200 photographs of collectible wristwatches, while brief descriptions include values recently commanded at auction. In addition, you'll find: • A glossary of watch terminology commonly used among collectors • Tutorials for identifying wristwatches • Factors to consider when determining a wristwatch's value

Classic Wristwatches 2011-2012

The Price Guide for Vintage Watch Collectors

Classic Wristwatches 2011-2012

Updated and revised every two years, Classic Wristwatches is the ultimate resource for information on vintage watches, that is, watches no longer in current production. This easy-to-use guide fully describes and illustrates each of the 1300 timepieces it features, and also provides an estimated price carefully calculated by experts in the field. It includes all the information that a collector needs to know about a vintage watch and its approximate current value, such as details on the movement, case, and special characteristics of the piece. A symbol also denotes whether the authors believe the value of the watch will increase, decrease, or remain the same. In addition to collectible vintage watches, the coverage in Classic Wristwatches includes important historical models by Rolex and Patek Philippe and such rare brands as Record and Enicar.

Classic Wristwatches 2014-2015

The Price Guide for Vintage Watch Collectors

Classic Wristwatches 2014-2015

Now in its third edition, this easy-to-use guide to vintage mechanical watches lists 1,300 timepieces that are accompanied by a color photograph; a description of the movement case and special features or historical significances; and an estimated value based on recent auction results. Original. 7,000 first printing.

Watch Collector Log Book

Vintage and Luxury Wrist Watch Collection Journal Logbook for Time Collecting - Record, Track and Keep Inventory of Timepiece - For Watchmakers, Collectors and Repairers - Professional Red Cover

Watch Collector Log Book

Watch collection Logbook We are currently living in the perfect time for watch collecting. Vintage watch prices continue to increase, while new and exciting watches are being designed and released every day. One important and often overlooked aspect of watch collection is keeping an inventory list or log of your collection. Keeping inventory will help you to organise, catalogue and track all the important aspects of watch collection. Things such as purchase price and sales prices will ensure you are being as conscious as possible about your spending, and may even help you to turn a profit in the long run. This watch collector logbook has been designed to track all the important aspects of watch collection, including information about the watch, purchase and sales, warranties, and acts as a catalogue with a quick recap list. What do these log pages contain: Watch information (Brand, model name, model number, serial number, year, country) Purchase information (Purchase date, purchase price, purchased from, warranty date, sold date, sold price) Movement (Manual, automatic, quartz) Complication / function checklist Display checklist Material checklist Type checklist Repair / Alteration notes Other notes Other Pages in this book: Title page with owner information, logbook start and end date, as well as logbook number should you require more than one book A quick recap list at the back, letting you quickly find your watch by creating your own contents page including all quick relevant information Notes pages at the back to write any other important information (such as sales, possible watch purchases etc) Book Features 120 Pages 6 x 9 inch Room to log 100 Watches Softbound with professional perfect bound binding Printed on white paper

Watch Collection Logbook

Vintage and Luxury Wrist Watch Collection Journal Logbook - Record, Track and Keep Inventory of Timepiece - For Watchmakers, Collectors and Repairers - Aqua Blue Marble

Watch Collection Logbook

Watch collection Logbook We are currently living in the perfect time for watch collecting. Vintage watch prices continue to increase, while new and exciting watches are being designed and released every day. One important and often overlooked aspect of watch collection is keeping an inventory list or log of your collection. Keeping inventory will help you to organise, catalogue and track all the important aspects of watch collection. Things such as purchase price and sales prices will ensure you are being as conscious as possible about your spending, and may even help you to turn a profit in the long run. This watch collector logbook has been designed to track all the important aspects of watch collection, including information about the watch, purchase and sales, warranties, and acts as a catalogue with a quick recap list. What do these log pages contain: Watch information (Brand, model name, model number, serial number, year, country) Purchase information (Purchase date, purchase price, purchased from, warranty date, sold date, sold price) Movement (Manual, automatic, quartz) Complication / function checklist Display checklist Material checklist Type checklist Repair / Alteration notes Other notes Other Pages in this book: Title page with owner information, logbook start and end date, as well as logbook number should you require more than one book A quick recap list at the back, letting you quickly find your watch by creating your own contents page including all quick relevant information Notes pages at the back to write any other important information (such as sales, possible watch purchases etc) Book Features 120 Pages 6 x 9 inch Room to log 100 Watches Softbound with professional perfect bound binding Printed on white paper

Collecting Nautilius and Modern Patek Philippe Wristwatches

Collecting Nautilius and Modern Patek Philippe Wristwatches

These 3 volumes represent an essential guide to know, collect and invest safely in Patek Philippe. They include more than 2000 Patek Philippe wristwatches, everyone photographed in natural colors and more than 500 full page images. The first two volumes show the wristwatches from their creation to 2003 and the third one is divided into two parts: one is about all the creations from 2004 to 2010 and the other one, larger and prevalent, is entirely dedicated to the Nautilus. The books come together with the updated price list of all published watches. Are you a watch collector and want to know everything about modern and vintage Patek Philippe watches? Have you recently approached the world of these watches and are looking for assured answers to your doubts? Are you a watch dealer and want to know exactly what you are buying or selling? Do you want to know the real value of your Patek Philippe wristwatches? For all this and much much more, these books are perfect for you! TOPICS All typologies of models are published in this edition: AquanautCalatravaAnnualcalendarPerpetual calendarChronograph with perpetual calendar split-secondsCelestialClassic and “form” watchesChronographChronograph and Perpetual calendarSplit-seconds chronographEllipseMoon phasesTimezoneGondoloNautilusOfficerWorld TimeArt watchesComplicated watchesRepeating watchesRepeating watches with tourbillonPower reserve and world timeSky moonEnamelMilitary watchesTourbillon These books also provide the updated estimates of every Patek Philippe ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like first to thank all of you, collectors and professionals, whose passion and energy keep alive the art of horology. That art no doubt deserves a much greater homage than this humblebook, which is nevertheless wholeheartedly dedicated to you. Horology is both art and technology. It has to do with conceiving ideas and bringing them tolife. For centuries, horology has been an expression of the cultural wealth of certain Societies. Today, computers and new technology make information ever more accessible, while at the same time making the finely-honed skills of superb artisans appear even more precious by contrast. Special thanks go to Mr. Philippe Stern, CEO of Patek Philippe. Special thanks go also to Franca and Guido Mondani. Their passion and dedication have brought forth many excellent andauthoritative books that have enriched collectors of fine horology throughout the world. OSVALDO PATRIZZI