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* Informative text and hundreds of photos are a fitting testament to the world-renowned Rolex brand. * Respected wristwatch expert and historian Gisbert L. Brunner shares his extensive subject knowledge once more. * A must-have for watch collectors, enthusiasts, and anyone wishing to become one.
By Ryan Schmidt
A reference work for the novice or the seasoned watch enthusiast, fully illustrated with 400 colour photographs, and includes sections on basic watch mechanics and the watch movement; complications; dial design; case design and materials; straps, buckles, clasps, and accessories; and the industry and its players.
Suitable for amateur repairer, absolute beginner with no experience, and for hobbyists who often dabble with, but have little knowledge of, the techniques used in quality horological work. This book simplifies a variety of tasks that are often regarded as being complicated, such as re-pivoting, jewelling and bushing.
Presenting the world's leading watchmakers, including C. F. Bucherer, Rolex, and Patek Philippe, showcasing their history, their most famous timepieces, the people behind the watches, and, of course, fascinating photographs.
How can you tell a fake watch from a real one? Where are fakes made? What grades of quality can one find among so-called "replicas"? How can one buy a watch on the internet? How can one avoid fraudulent copies? These are just some of the questions to which any...
Between 1608 and 1610 the canopy of the night sky was ripped open by an object created almost by accident: a cylinder with lenses at both ends. Galileo's Telescope tells how this ingenious device evolved into a precision instrument that would transcend the limits of human vision and transform humanity's...
By Jiming Chen
The harvesting of energy from ambient energy sources to power electronic devices has been recognized as a promising solution to the issue of powering the ever-growing number of mobile devices around us.Key technologies in the rapidly growing field of energy harvesting focus on developing solutions to capture ambient energy surrounding...
Small beginnings in 1822, followed by dramatic action by entrepreneurs and workers, saw the rapid expansion of the Birmingham steel pen trade to world centre status. This graphic account traces an intriguing and dramatic reduction of the trade, accelerated by the invention of the biro in 1938.