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Automatic Wristwatches From Switzerland: Self-Winding Wristwatches

An exciting area of collecting for clock and watch enthusiasts is literally opened up with this book. On the outside the automatic wristwatch is like its counterpart, but once the case is opened a different world appears. Here 200 watches are shown, each with three photos to show the dial, and the complete and partly disassembled movement. The book introduces all the Swiss manufacturers and provides an historical overview of the development of automatic watches from 1926 to 1978. Information on the functioning mechanism and construction of each design is offered along with the data needed to locate the watches chronologically.

Hardcover: 348 pages

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 1St Edition edition (July 1, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0887406092

ISBN-13: 978-0887406096

Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 1.4 x 12 inches

Shipping Weight: 5.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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This is a great book for you Rolex and Omega lovers (as well as other fine Swiss watches). It covers only Swiss wristwatches but it does a nice job of it. Lots of black and white (as well as some color) close ups of faces and movements. There is a table to tell the approximate range of years when specific caliber movements were produced. I'm certainly not an expert but I would recommend this book for those who are getting into the hobby of collecting fine Swiss automatic movement (self-winding) watches.P.S. Look elsewhere for information on modern quartz or early manual winding watches. If you like bumper and/or full rotor automatic winding wristwatches then this book is for you.

A great book, with almost all the automatic movement ever made. With detailed technical info and great pictures, this book is certainly worth it.

Well researched, technical details to a useful degree for collectors, list of calibers, good photos.One of my favourites, be it for research on specific models or to just flick through from time to time.

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