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The Magic of Watches: A Smart Introduction to Fine Watchmaking

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  • A complete, informative primer on how watches work. Accessible for the amateur and meaty enough for the aficionado.

What is a beautiful watch? How do you make a good choice?

The Magic of Watches explains how and why these little objects are so precious, fascinating and exciting. The book presents paradoxes: why a one-million-dollar watch might be less precise and more fragile than one that costs 15 dollars. It comes back to the origins of the measurement of time: how did we go from the water clock to the wristwatch? The Magic of Watches is unique: it focuses in detail on the basics in order to understand and love watches better.

Contents Include:
1. Welcome; 1.1 Why a book, why this one; 1.2 Why watches are magic; 1.3 How to use this book; 1.4 The first mission: To tell the time; 1.5 The challenge of measuring time; 1.6 The quartz revolution; 1960s); 1.7 Fantastic plastic (1980s); 1.8 The wristwatch, from instrument to artifact; 1.9 “Smart,” or connected, watches (2010s); 2. Buying; 2.1 Ten reasons why you should get a watch; 2.2 Choosing; 2.3 Key elements; 2.4 Secondhand; 2.5 Selling your watch; 2.6 Knowledge; 3.Care; 3.1 Setting; 3.2 Maintenance and care; 3.3 Service and after-sales; 3.4 Repairs; 3.4 Travel; 3.5 Insurance; 4. Anatomy; 4.1 Display; 4.2 Indications; 4.3 Functions and complications; 4.4 Movement (Caliber); 4.5 Case; 4.6 Bracelets and Straps; 4.7 Materials.

  • The Magic of Watches A Smart Introduction to Fine Watchmaking

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Book

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1

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NumberOfPages

224

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ABIS_BOOK

PublicationDate

2016-12-06

Title

The Magic of Watches: A Smart Introduction to Fine Watchmaking

Studio

Watchprint.com SARL

Publisher

Watchprint.com SARL

Manufacturer

Watchprint.com SARL

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9782940506125

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Ingramcontent

Binding

Hardcover

Feature

The Magic of Watches A Smart Introduction to Fine Watchmaking

ISBN

2940506124

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Watchprint.com SARL

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Author

Louis Nardin