Fashion with Function Step into the fascinating world of watches. From the early qtrench watchesq 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 valueAt that time, inexpensive quartz watches were being made in Japan and China. ... Biver, they were able to rebuild the brand they were known for, producing fine, limited-edition mechanical watches. ... $4, 500 Image courtesy ofAntiquorum Auctioneers (Bottom) BLANCPAIN ac Platinum and diamonds, manual wind with hingedanbsp;...
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