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Complete Price Guide to Watches

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Edition:
24th
ISBN13:

9781574324020

ISBN10:
1574324020
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Collector Books

Summary

This annual book is a miniature encyclopedia with over 1,200 pages, over 10,350 watches listed with current values, and more than 7,850 illustrations. American and European pocket watches, wrist watches, and even comic and character watches fill this comprehensive guide. It also includes tips for collectors and historical information, as well as guidelines for grading and appraising watches. With this handy pocket reference, collectors can make on-the-spot judgments about identification, age, quality, and value. 2004 values.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
How to Determine Manufacturerp. 9
Appraising Watches (what's my watch worth)p. 10
Grading Watchesp. 12
Collecting on a Limited Budgetp. 14
Railroad Pocket Watchesp. 16
Railroad Grade Watchesp. 24
Railroad Approved Watchesp. 26
Colonial Watchmakersp. 28
List of Early American Watchmakersp. 31
Sizes: How to Determine Watch Sizep. 34
Solid Gold Marksp. 35
Gold Filled Marksp. 37
Nomenclature of Watch Partsp. 42
Case Pricesp. 44
Watch Inspectionp. 46
Opening Watch Cases (How To)p. 48
How a Watch Worksp. 52
Regulator Idp. 57
Jewels and Pivotsp. 72
Jewel Count (How To)p. 72
Judging Qualityp. 80
Offer Versus Appraisalsp. 81
Production & Sales Lergerp. 92
Ebauchesp. 84
Special Named or Private Label Watchesp. 93
Swiss Fakesp. 97
Market Reportp. 100
Abbreviations (used in this book)p. 102
American Pocket Watch Listings (begins)p. 104
Styles and Names of Hands (American)p. 364
Comic & Character Watches (begins)p. 420
Early Antique Watches (European)p. 438
Watch-Makers (European)p. 440
Clues to Dating Your Watch (European)p. 443
Chronological Date List (European)p. 449
Early European Watchmakersp. 450
Hallmarks of Londonp. 456
Repeating Watchesp. 459
Tourbillonp. 464
Karruselp. 465
European Pocket Watch Listings (begins)p. 468
Pre-1850 Repeatersp. 564
Pre-1850 Alarmsp. 568
Tourbillon, Karrusel (Listed)p. 575
Unusual (European Pocket Watches)p. 591
Nello Watch Casesp. 603
Enamel Watchesp. 617
Match Serial Number and Datep. 622
A Bit of Wrist Watch Historyp. 623
Automatic Windingp. 628
Chronographp. 629
Swiss Code Initialsp. 635
Watch Consolidation (Who Owns Who)p. 636
Brand Names & Ownersp. 637
Wrist Watch Listings (begins)p. 639
Watch Terminologyp. 1137
Word Pronunciationp. 1154
European Terminology & U.S.A. Terminologyp. 1155
Special & Unsual Escapementsp. 1156
The Art of Micro-Mechanical Marvelsp. 1168
Advertising (where to buy and sell)p. 1174
Arnold Spring Detent Escapementp. 572
Auburndale Rotary Escapement (2 styles)p. 147
Breguet Escapementp. 62
Bulova Accutron (Tuning Fork)p. 690
Chinese Duplex (Crab leg style)p. 448
Chronodrometer (Am. Waltham 8 tooth escape wheel)p. 111
Chronometer Spring Detent Escapementp. 63
Co-axial Escapement (George Daniel - Omega)p. 627
Co-axial Escapement (Fasoldt Double Escape Wheel)p. 210
Coles Resilient Escapementp. 256
Counterpoised Lever Escapementp. 74
Cylinder Escapementp. 62
Debaufre Escapementp. 546
Delong Escapementp. 65
Double Escapements ("Duality" by Philippe DuFour)p. 1171
Duplex Escapementp. 62
Earnshaw Spring Dentent Escapementp. 490
Electric Escapement, "Hamilton" (Balance Wheel Motor)p. 793
English or Right angle Escapementp. 64
Escapements (5 styles with Modifications and Parts)p. 64
Foliot Balance & Verge Escapement (1550-1560)p. 54
Frictional Rest Escapement with Pirouette & Double Escape Wheelp. 488
Glashutte Escapementp. 514
Jacot 3 & 4 Star Duplex Escapementp. 509
Joseph Johnson 30 tooth escape wheelp. 510
Karrusel, Bonniksen'sp. 465
Lever Escapement (Modern style)p. 52
Massey Escapement (type 1-5)p. 458
Mozart Chrono-Lever Escapementp. 318
Moustache Counterpoised Lever Escapementp. 74
Mudge Detached Lever Escapementp. 62
Mulford Escapement (Modified Verge)p. 30
Pin Lever Escapement (Dollar Watches, American)p. 89
Pin-wheel Escapement (S. D. French, American)p. 214
Pivoted Detent Escapementp. 63
Pouzait Lever Escapement (2 styles)p. 598
Rack & Pinion Lever Escapementp. 66
1 Second Remontoir Escapement (by Derek Pratt)p. 1170
G. P. Reed (Chronometer)p. 345
Resilient Escapementp. 63
Right Angle Lever Escapementp. 64
Roskopf Pin Pallet Lever Escapement (Swiss)p. 547
Savage 2 Pin Escapementp. 448
Spring Detentp. 63
Straight Line Lever Escapementp. 64
Tourbillonp. 463
Verge Escapement (with chain drive = page 61)p. 61
Virgule Escapement (single & double = 61)p. 63
Worm Gear Escapementp. 87
Special or Unusual Escapement Sectionp. 1156
Rack & Pinion, Straight Hairspring, various fork actionp. 1156
Potter & MacDowall One Toothp. 1157
One Jewel Lever by E. Bourquin, Inverted Leverp. 1158
Woerd Pat. escap., Jeunet seconds beatingp. 1159
Detent and Pivoted escapementp. 1160
G.P. Reed Detent escap, Patent Union Chronometerp. 1161
Fleurier, English & Chinese Duplexp. 1162
Breguets Naturel & Hanging Ruby Cylinderp. 1163
Breguet Lateral, Amold Chron. Detentp. 1164
Robins Anti-overbanking, Duplex & two lever stylesp. 1165
Typical Glashutte Escape, and balancep. 1166
Constant Force, M.B. Pray, Peto's Chron., & Savagep. 1167
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