The Wristwatch Handbook

The Wristwatch Handbook

By Ryan Schmidt
A complete guide to mechanical wristwatches
The Wristwatch Handbook provides the reader with a comprehensive anatomy of the mechanical wristwatch, every conceivable function and form. It is the foundational text for the novice and the reference book for the seasoned enthusiast. Where other books about watches focus on advising the collector, on a single brand, or on a time line of key historical figures and events, The Wristwatch Handbook takes a detailed look at mechanical wristwatch complications (functions) and leaves no stone unturned. The reader will gain the ability to identify a complicated watch from twenty paces and perform a top-to-bottom assessment of even of the most exotic timepiece in a matter of seconds.
The book starts with an introduction to the core mechanisms, covers the functions and forms in the main body and Concludes by zooming out from the minutia to the massive organism did is the watch industry, Contextualizing the manufacturing process, key brands, conglomerates and independent manufacturers, The Wristwatch Handbook is "brand agnostic" and places equal emphasis on vintage and cutting edge and as a consequence will remain relevant and be enjoyed for longer. The book is presented in at accessible, usefully illustrated and good humoured style throughout its 352 pages.
  • 352 pages
  • 400 colour illustrations
  • Informative & entertaining
  • Hard cover
  • 24.5 x 29cm
  • ISBN: 9781851498291
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