File Size: 1296 KB
Print Length: 75 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: E.j.Kelly; 4 Updated Newly Expanded and Revised edition (November 27, 2013)
Publication Date: November 27, 2013
Sold by: Digital Services LLC
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Best Sellers Rank: #444,898 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #18 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Clocks & Watches #85 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Clocks & Watches #1294 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Self-Help
I am looking to something in my spare time and currently researching different hobbies. Vintage watches are something I am strongly considering. After searching on the internet for books on the subject I decided on this one. The book is an easy read and pretty much covers everything I need to know about the world of watches. Especially interesting is that the book has photos of watches the author collected and explains why he bought them and how he sold them. He claims he has never lost a penny on a watch and I believe him. The chapter on selling and marketing your vintage watch online explains why. It requires lots of patience and time but sounds fairly easy.I just read where the Chinese are now getting into the vintage watch market and the prices will be going up. While I am not into this entirely for the money it is nice to know that the demand for what I collect will remain strong.Overall Treasures in Time is a good little book. I recommend it.
I'm interested in learning the art of watch repair. I thought it would be fun to find a few that need repair, fix them up, and make a little money on the side. This book introduced me to which watches are collectible. I read it in a few hours. It's a very enjoyable read for anyone interested in the hobby of watch collecting.
After finding an old automatic watch in a bedroom drawer I sought out a little advice on what I had in my hand. And wow, this book opened up a whole new world to me; the world of the watch. Clearly written and hard to put down, this author leads us through the rewarding world of collecting and the business of vintage watches... ( Don't buy this book. I don't want to compete with me at the neighborhood flea market or estate sale!) A must read for early enthusiast.
I did enjoy this book, as it's a quick read, and provides some interesting tips and guidance on collecting watches, but the lack of editing is disappointing and distracting. There are misspellings, tortured phrases, and outright bad grammar. For instance, the magnifying eye piece used by jewelers (mentioned in the book as being used by a 'jewel') is described as a 'loop'. A simple reading by any person with even a passing knowledge of the subject matter would likely recognize it's a 'loupe'. Careless errors like these are unfortunately all too common.
I was very pleased with the information provided in this book. I'm not sure that it is an avenue I could take, or one most folks could prosper at, but it did give valuable information and checks for the novice collector. Well worth the cost, and I'll probably read it numerous times.
It didn't cost much, but doesn't offer much either. Buy low sell high seems to be a the main theme of this book. Claims to have made $250K selling vintage watches. Maybe, but doesn't offer much insight.
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