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Horology An Illustrated Primer on the History Philosophy andScience of Time with an Overview of the Wristwatch and t

Kaplan Barry B



Price: $75.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9780764363924
Published: November 2022

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The history of watches, the watchmaking industry, and the philosophy of time and related topics, presented in easily readable sections. Includes 150+ full-page images of the world's rarest, most coveted, and classic watch designs and styles. This beautifully illustrated volume presents an in-depth look at horology, the scientific study of time and timekeeping. Brimming with more than 150 detailed and full-colour images, illustrations, charts, and technical drawings, it's a must-have for anyone interested in the art of watchmaking and watch design. But it's also much more. If you've ever wondered how watches work, or thought about how time influences our lives, then this book is also for you. It offers a comprehensive overview of watch styles, movements, complications, and parts, as well as the basics of starting and caring for a watch collection. A multifaceted study, it discusses the philosophy and measurement of time, the possibility of time travel, and the emergent smartwatch industry. A behind-the-scenes peek into the watch industry, plus pricing and market data, rounds out the contents. Readers will leave these pages with a newfound, renewed, or enhanced love of watchmaking, as well as an increased appreciation for the value of time.This beautifully illustrated volume provides an in-depth look at horology, the scientific study of time and timekeeping. AUTHOR: Barry Kaplan is a third-generation watch-industry executive with degrees in business and finance. He has been ensconced in the industry for two decades, handling various managerial and operational responsibilities; he also designs and photographs watches as a hobby. 120 colour images

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9780764363924
Published: November 2022

Number of pages: 320
Width: 203 mm
Height: 254 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd

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