100 Years of Vintage Watches

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Krause Publications, 2002 - Antiques & Collectibles - 224 pages
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It's time to find out more about collectible watches! This full-color book features 100 years of vintage wristwatches and pocket watches made from 1870-1970, the most popular period for watch collectors. Author Dean Judy provides collectors with practical information on what and how to collect, as well as what to avoid. Accurate prices and detailed descriptions accompany each listing. Before-and after-pictures illustrating the restoration stages, along with photos of near mint versus the average watch, will aid the reader in identifying and valuing their own collection. Famous Swiss makers such as Alpina, Breitling, Cyma, Tissot, and Zodiak are featured, as well as many American watch companies, including Bulova, Elgin, Hamilton, and Illinois. -- More than 50 watch companies represented -- More than 600 full-color photographs illustrate these glorious vintage watches -- Covers the most popular period for watch collectors, 1870-1970

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Contents

Why a Watch
8
Urban Prospecting for the Vintage Watch
14
Condition Condition Condition
22

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About the author (2002)

Dean has been repairing, restoring, collecting, buying, and selling watches for more than 25 years.

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