Chasing Time

Vintage Wristwatches for the Discerning Collector

by Alistair Gibbons

Hardback Publication Date: 28/04/2018

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The early 2000s were an important period, spanning a time when mechanical watches had quite rightly retaken their place in the world market.

We all may have a digital device in our pocket that is more accurate than a mechanical watch, but a timepiece has soul, personality, and history. The collection in this book is a step into the world of vintage watch collecting, with a range of photographs, intricate research, and accessible reference material that will intrigue both the casual and avid enthusiast.

The collection showcases some of the most interesting, luxurious, and functional twentieth-century (1930-1980) mechanical timepieces ever to be produced, including Heuer's Autavia, Rolex's Submariner, Gallet's MultiChron, Zenith's De Luca, and the Unviersal Space Compax.

Book Features: 

  • A detailed twentieth-century vintage watch guide by a watch collector for watch collectors
  • Over 100 vintage watches, their restoration, their histories, and exceptional pictures displaying their styles 
  • A must have for the vintage watch collector
ISBN:
9780764354953
9780764354953
Category:
Antique clocks
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
28-04-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Limited
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
206.25x231.65x25.4mm
Weight:
1.2kg
Alistair Gibbons

Alistair Thomas Gibbons grew up in Liverpool, England, and trained as a "Special Effects Editor" in London, and worked in Hong Kong and Germany during the 1990s.

As a watch collector, he opened his ATG Vintage Watches Forum website in 2002, offering fully restored and serviced watches in excellent condition from little known brands which by the turn of the twentieth century had become a distant memory. He lives in Bristol, England, with his two sons Luke and Jack.

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