Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Krause Publ; 2nd edition (October 29, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #793,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #99 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Clocks & Watches #9988 in Books > Reference > Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
The book has thousands of pictures of watches, mostly pocket ones. However, it does not cover the history of such watches It's just a picture timetable of watch development.
Disappointing. Little if any information about European and English watches. Misleading title should be call American watches and a few others.Unless you are into American watches - a waste of time and money
Shugart's 'Price Guide' has received some flack in 's past reviews. However flawed, it's still the gold standard for valuing timepieces. I found Judy's book both disjointed in its organization, and naive in its assessment of watch pricing. Bottom line; if you're looking for a coffee table book with some pretty pictures, '100 Years of Vintage Watches' will fit the bill. If you buy, sell, or collect watches, stick with Shugart.
Dean Judy has hit the bull's-eye with 100 Years of Vintage Watches, A Collector's Identification & Price Guide. Unlike Shugart's reference, Judy has written a book that will appeal to everyone who has an interest in, not only collecting watches, but appreciating the visual beauty of a bygone era. The illustrations are nothing short of phenomenal.
I picked up this book on the recommendation of a friend, and I'm sure glad that I did. Dean Judy's book is not only informative but it's beautiful. I love it. The combination of awesome photos and information is terrific. With about 700 color photographs, prices, watch history and a lot more, this is a great book. A few years ago I inherited a number of my father's and grandfather's watches and have been intriqued by them ever since. Judy's book enhances my appreciation for their craftmenship, style and value. Some day my son will get those watches -- and a copy of this book.
Finally, a book for those of us who wear watches rather than putting them under glass! 100 Years of Vintage Watches, A Collector's Identification & Price Guide brings back the fascination with horology that casual collectors like myself have missed. The author, Dean Judy, a watchmaker, brings a refreshingly 'everyman' approach to this, his first effort. The photos and reproductions of watch and related advertising ephemera alone are worth the price of admission. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned pro, this book belongs in your collection; you won't be dissappointed!
I found this book to be excellent reading. It includes hundreds of beautiful photos and a brief but fascinating historical summary for several well-known foreign and American watch manufacturers. Even a person who knows nothing about watches would enjoy browsing through this book. Highly recommended.
First off,this book is a review of the most popular brands with some bits of history.As a person who is just now looking at old-time watches-I found this book valuable when looking at the more popular type watches,and the color photos outstanding-she states that this is only a brief overview,and that is exactly what it is,but ,it does lead one to a small understanding with enough knowledge of what to look for when needing a more enhanched book.
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