Watches 1850-1980

This book traces the history of the machinemade watch from 1850 onwards, when prices dropped and the watches became available to the public at large. As well as considering the mainstream developments in Europe, America and the Far East, the author tackles new ground in a detailed examination of the companies that pioneered the new methods and dealt with the problems of manufacturing small, interchangeable parts. Les mer
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This book traces the history of the machinemade watch from 1850 onwards, when prices dropped and the watches became available to the public at large. As well as considering the mainstream developments in Europe, America and the Far East, the author tackles new ground in a detailed examination of the companies that pioneered the new methods and dealt with the problems of manufacturing small, interchangeable parts. For the collector, there is advice on repair, plus an introduction to the development of electric and electronic watches. Full references are provided to enable readers to pursue their own interests further, plus a wealth of helpful diagrams and fascinating photographs, Essential reading for all watch enthusiasts!

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Innholdsfortegnelse

1 Watches and Watchmaking Before 1850; 2 The Changing Scene; 3 Developments in America; 4 English Conservation; 5 Swiss Reactions; 6 The Modern Watch; 7 English Watchmaking; 8 Swiss Watchmaking; 9 American Watchmaking; 10 Watchmaking in Other Countries; 11 Manufacturing Principles; 12 Electrical and Electronic Watches; 13 Collecting and Repair; Appendix: Watch sizes; Bibliography; References; Acknowledgments; Index

Om forfatteren

M. Cutmore is a chartered engineer who served in the Royal Navy before taking up a post as a senior lecturer in mechanical engineering. He is an acknowledged expert on watches, with a long-standing interest in horology. His previous books, The Watch Collector's Handbook and The Pocket Watch Handbook, have become standard works on this subject.