Antique Collector - Clocks and Pocket Watches


Antique Clocks and Pocket Watches.
Nowadays, with the advent and accuracy of quartz, antique clocks are avidly collected, more for their tremendous decorative appeal than for the accuracy of their timekeeping. That's not to say antique clocks weren't accurate, they were marvels of technical ingenuity and fine examples of the skill and craftsmanship, not only of the clock maker, but the cabinet maker, dial painter, brass caster, gear cutter, polisher and engraver.

The options for collecting antique clocks are enormous. From fine mahogany longcase clocks, to complex skeleton clocks, bracket clocks, carriage clocks, table and mantel clocks, wall clocks, right back to the early examples known as lanterns.
It must be remembered that clocks are like cars, they need a certain amount of regular maintenance, and the occasional major overhaul, both of which can be rather expensive. However, there is little that can replace the calming effect of a grand old clock ticking on the mantelpiece.


Antique Clocks and Watches.


Great Timepieces of the World by Robert Naas, Caroline Childers
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5 Star



Product details
Paperback: 212 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications (May 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0847820939
ISBN-13: 978-0847820931
Dimensions: 28.1 x 28 x 1.8 cm


Miller's Wristwatches: How to Compare and Value Tim Forrest
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3 Star



This book about wrist watches features nearly 50 colour two-page spreads where related objects are analyzed, compared and evaluated. Looking at age, authenticity, rarity, maker, material, marks, lack of defects, later additions or restoration. Over 120 wristwatches are featured from manufacturers like Rolex, Omega, Cartier, International Watch Company and Jaeger Le Coultre, as well as military watches.



This price guide features more than 600 photos of antique clocks with current values, plus collecting tips and historical information that should aid both beginning and veteran clock collectors.


Price Guide to Antique Clocks Robert Swedberg, Harriett Swedberg
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0 Star



Product details
Paperback: 84 pages
Publisher: Flammarion (15 Oct 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 208010621X
ISBN-13: 978-2080106216
Dimensions: 14 x 13 x 3 cm



Collectible Wristwatches Rene Pannier
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4 Star




The Watch and Clock Makers' Handbook
F.J. Britten
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0 Star



This is a reprint of the 11th edition, first published in 1907, and containing details of definitions, illustrations, tools, processes and theory.


Clocks Price Guide: 17th to 20th Century by Kyle Husfloen, Mark Moran
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0 Star



This all new price guide provides a comprehensive reference to timepieces from the 17th century through the 20th. Over 300 crisp photographs of varied clocks produced over the centuries. Each clock listing includes accurate pricing information. Features a special 16-page colour section on clock collecting basics, a glossary of terms, and a bibliography. More than 1,400 entries.



From elegant mahogany longcase clocks to enamelled brass carriage clocks, with a special section on the increasingly collectable field of American clocks. Every single item is pictured and has an up-to-date price guide. Special price guides concentrate on popular yet traditional antiques subjects and show thousands of examples of different items with descriptions and, of course, prices.


Miller's Clocks and Barometers Buyer's Guide Judith H. Miller, Martin Miller
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0 Star



A classic work on British clockmaking, considered one of the best accounts of the development of the main types of clocks since the middle of the 17th century.



English Domestic Clocks
Herbert Cescinsky, Malcolm R. Webster
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0 Star



Collector's Enc. of Pendant and Pocket Watches 1500-1950 C. Jeanenne Bell
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2 Star



Product details
Hardcover: 365 pages
Publisher: Collector Books (1 Jan 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574323954
ISBN-13: 978-1574323955
Dimensions: 28.2 x 22.1 x 2.3 cm



Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World: v. 2 Brian Loomes
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5 Star



THE reference source for basic information about watch and clock makers. But now Brian Loomes has updated and revised the book with a suitable, complete 21st Century Edition...It now has information about 90,000 makers of clocks, watches, sundials, barometers, and other scientific instruments. Makers, working dates, birth and death dates, locations and marks are included.




Product details
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: KP Books (1 Feb 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0873494539
ISBN-13: 978-0873494533
Dimensions: 26.3 x 22.1 x 1.4 cm


100 Years of Vintage Watches
by Judy Dean
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0 Star



From 1850-1940, the authors cover in depth every type of pocket watch produced, explaining in clear language precisely what to look out for and, what to avoid. They do not concern themselves with largely unobtainable or outrageously expensive "museum" examples but prefer to concentrate their attention on affordable watches which their readers are actually likely to come across in everyday situations.


Pocket Watches of the 19th and 20th Century Alan Shenton, Rita Shenton
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5 Star


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