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The wristwatch handbook

The wristwatch handbook ul A fantastic reference work for the novice or the seasoned watch enthusiast Fully illustrated with colour photographsBrand Agnostic Features a vast array of timepieces from over manufacturers

  • Title: The wristwatch handbook
  • Author: Ryan Schmidt
  • ISBN: 185149829X
  • Page: 401
  • Format: reli
  • ul A fantastic reference work for the novice or the seasoned watch enthusiast Fully illustrated with 470 colour photographsBrand Agnostic Features a vast array of timepieces from over 90 manufacturers Despite the functional obsolescence of the mechanical wristwatch our phones and computers tell accurate time the early 21st Century has seen a boom in the development, production, and appreciation of all things horological Whether it is presented to the collector as an alternative investment, as a feat of micro mechanical technology, or as a showcase of artisanal mastery, the mechanical wristwatch has never possessed forms, functions or facets than it does today The Wristwatch Handbook is written from the epicentre of a renaissance, a place in time between the Quartz revolution and the rise of the smart device where the mechanical wristwatch is the antidote to the microprocessor and the permanent buzz of your inbox From the multi axis tourbillion, to the split second chronograph, to the sidereal sky chart, The Wristwatch Handbook covers it all and does so with than 470 rich illustrations from over 90 of the World s leading brands The book is separated into two sections The first section provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical movement Its chapters explore power, transmission, distribution and regulation illustrating the basic concepts before considering the innovation and complexity that takes place further toward the cutting edge From the fifty day power reserve, to the constant force mechanism, and the 1,000Hz mechanical escapement, section 1 will allow the reader to understand and appreciate what is happening beneath the dial of their watch Section two allows the reader to take this understanding and apply it to the vast range of complications functions that exist in modern horology Each chapter showcases a distinct category of complication For example, the regatta timer, pulsometer, and monopusher chronograph join a host of others in a chapter entitled Recording Lapses of Time The power reserve indicator, dynamograph, and crown position indicator are featured in a chapter for Power and Performance Indication The moon phase indicator, annual calendar, and planetarium can be found in the Astronomical Complications chapter Once the functional categories are exhausted, the final three chapters explore whimsical complications that have little regard for practical function, novelty time indication, and the super complicated watch a rare breed of timepiece that houses an intimidating host of complications featured throughout the book Upon completion of The Wristwatch Handbook the reader will be able to identify even the most exotic complication from across the room, and be able to share their appreciation and understanding of what makes it so useful and compelling The Wristwatch Handbook is brand agnostic, using only those watches that most aptly illustrate the given subject matter As a consequence the book places equal emphasis on the classic and the cutting edge, on watches produced in large volume or exclusive runs, by industry leading technology or at the hand of a master In doing so the book provides an unparalleled range of watches from over 90 brands, allowing the reader to determine for themselves which brands, complications, and styles they will build their collection from.

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    1. geme on said:

      conforme a la description. Super interessant pour celui qui est passionné de montres et mouvementsJe recommande vivement. Tres bonnes illustrations

    2. Billz on said:

      For watch collectors, this book is a finely honed balance between excellent technical information and photographs of beautiful watches and the movements that make them tick. The technical information of such constant force devices as remontoir d’égalité and résonance in movement is both enlightening and fun to read without the mind-numbing detail engineers find important to supply. To even outline all of the nuances of watchmaking and innovations in mechanical watches found in The Wristwatc [...]

    3. Idiosyncrat on said:

      This is a spectacular introductory technical survey of modern mechanical wristwatches, packed with excellent photos, diagrams and concise explanations of the basic functioning and wide range of technical variations available. It cannot be hardly recommended enough. If you're interested in modern luxury watches, you should buy this book before you spend any large amounts of money on a watch—it will give you a lot of information that will allow you to much better spend your money.I do think th [...]

    4. Ethan Klivans on said:

      I wish that I had this book prior to making the decision to purchase a watch. I would have known much more about the different movements and complications available.While you can glean a lot of info from forums and websites, this book is much simpler, cleaner, and objective in presentation. I was a long time reader of Hodinkee and there were many aspects of horology that this book covered which is not to be found on the site, including many lesser known manufacturersDR: Great book! Purchase this [...]

    5. Michael on said:

      If you like watches or are into horology at all, this is the book for you. The author does a great job of explaining how a mechanical watch movement functions then, goes into the different complications, and finally delivers an amusement park ride through a horological wonderland of spherodrives, double tourbillions, and more. If you like watches you need this book, it's cheaper than an invicta and so much more useful and pleasurable.

    6. Alan S. on said:

      Stunning! The ultimate "coffee table" book. The quality of the color reproductions and the text is off the charts! You will not be disappointed.

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