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 The Wristwatch Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Wristwatches

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Ds leading brandsThe book is separated into two sections The first section provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical movement Its chapters explore power transmission distribution and regulation illustrating the basic concepts before considering the innovation and complexity that takes place further toward the cutting edge From the fifty day power reserve to the constant force mechanism and the 1000Hz mechanical escapement section 1 will allow the reader to understand and appreciate what is happening beneath the dial of their watch Section two allows the reader to take this understanding and apply it to the vast range of complications functions that exist in modern horology Each chapter showcases a distinct category of complication For example the regatta timer pulsometer and monopusher chronograph join a host of others in a chapter entitled Recording Lapses of Time; The power reserve indicator dynamograph and crown position indicator are featured in a chapter for Power and Performance Indication; The moon phase indicator annual calendar and planetarium can be f. I thought this might go into the history of watchmaking whereas it’s mostly a showpiece

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A fantastic reference work for the novice or the seasoned watch enthusiastFully illustrated with 470 color photographsBrand Agnostic Features a vast array of timepieces from over 90 manufacturersDespite the functional obsolescence of the mechanical wristwatch our phones and computers tell accurate time the early 21st Century has seen a boom in the development production and appreciation of all things horological Whether it is presented to the collector as an alternative investment as a feat of micro mechanical technology or as a showcase of artisanal mastery the mechanical wristwatch has never possessed forms functions or facets than it does today The Wristwatch Handbook is written from the epicenter of a renaissance a place in time between the uartz revolution and the rise of the smart device where the mechanical wristwatch is the antidote to the microprocessor and the permanent buzz of your inbox From the multi axis tourbillon to the split second chronograph to the sidereal sky chart The Wristwatch Handbook covers it all and does so with than 470 rich illustrations from over 90 of the Worl. despite being a wristwatch obsessive I put off buying this I thought I'd rather save the m

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Ound in the Astronomical Complications chapter Once the functional categories are exhausted the final three chapters explore whimsical complications that have little regard for practical function novelty time indication and the super complicated watch a rare breed of timepiece that houses an intimidating host of complications featured throughout the book Upon completion of The Wristwatch Handbook the reader will be able to identify even the most exotic complication from across the room and be able to share their appreciation and understanding of what makes it so useful and compelling The Wristwatch Handbook is brand agnostic using only those watches that most aptly illustrate the given subject matter As a conseuence the book places eual emphasis on the classic and the cutting edge on watches produced in large volume or exclusive runs by industry leading technology or at the hand of a master In doing so the book provides an unparalleled range of watches from over 90 brands allowing the reader to determine for themselves which brands complications and styles they will build their collection fr. Bought as a Christmas present so still sealed but looks like a bargain item of great ualit Droit musulman : du statut personnel et des successions d'après les différents rites Tome 1 practical function novelty time indication and the super complicated watch a rare breed of timepiece that houses an intimidating host of complications featured throughout the book Upon completion of The Wristwatch Handbook the reader will be able to identify even the most exotic complication from across the room and be able to share their appreciation and understanding of what makes it so useful and compelling The Wristwatch Handbook is brand agnostic using only those watches that most aptly illustrate the given subject matter As a conseuence the book Joseph Schacht. Esquisse d'une histoire du droit musulman : Traduit de l'anglais par Jeanne et Félix Arin places eual emphasis on the classic and the cutting edge on watches Au croisement des cultures de droit occidentale et musulmane: Le pluralisme juridique dans le code tunisien des obligations et des contrats produced in large volume or exclusive runs by industry leading technology or at the hand of a master In doing so the book Mariage et liberté: Étude comparative entre le droit français, tunisien et musulman provides an unparalleled range of watches from over 90 brands allowing the reader to determine for themselves which brands complications and styles they will build their collection fr. Bought as a Christmas FIGARO (LE) [No 4167] du 29/01/1958 - anastasia, grande-duchesse ou aventuriere par aucleres - loi-cadre algerie adoptee en seconde lecture a l'assemblee par gabilly le droit de greve et la fonction publique hebergement par ravon la citrouille , satellite de l'armee us serait lancee cette semaine par sauvage operations de police chez les etudiants musulmans de paris important jaillissement de petrole dansle sahara oriental - une ombre par guehenno conference du pacte de bagdad jacques guerard present so still sealed but looks like a bargain item of great ualit


10 thoughts on “ The Wristwatch Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Wristwatches

  1. says:

    Extremely detailed information on mechanical watches mechanisms, parts and workings all explained in great detail. A good coffee table book to have as well to just flip through the pages.


  2. says:

    This really is a fantastic book. There’s so much fascinating detail in here on complications, finishing, history, it’s actually pretty tricky to put down and my first read was about 3 days.

    Ryan is super passionate about watches, that much is clear, and it must have taken so much time and effort to collect all of this knowledge and present it in a way that is engaging and easy to deconstruct.

    This is my go to for everything Watches and I’ll be reading it and referring to it many times in the future. If you’re considering this as a gift for someone that’s into watches, I strongly recommend it! I’d be delighted to receive this. Can’t wait for book 2!


  3. says:

    despite being a wristwatch obsessive I put off buying this. I thought I'd rather save the money for my next watch and anyway I have enough unread books in the house. I was wrong to have waited. I've heard the author on the Scottish Watches Podcast a number of times and always appreciated his self deprecating wit reader, he finally wore me down. No regrets however as the book is beautifully illustrated and cogently written. it is as much a celebration of beauty as it is of engineering and a must have.


  4. says:

    A great book with high quality print and images.
    If you love watches, or you want to take a dive in the world of watches then definitely check this book out.
    Sometimes you might need to reread parts to get a better understanding, but it does give you a really good explanation about how watches work, the different complications, the parts of the movement and some history to them as well.

    The pictures are really good and detailed.

    If you are new to this industry, this is the book to start with.


  5. says:

    As a newbie to the world of watch collecting I find that I am also drawn to the inner workings of these mechanical marvels. This book goes a very long way in whetting my interest. I will be poring over this attractive and extremely informative book for a long time and whenever an interesting piece is discussed on the relevant YouTube channels.


  6. says:

    I thought this might go into the history of watchmaking, whereas it’s mostly a showpiece of modern expensive watches. That said it’s ok for flicking through to stare at the many nice pictures. The accompanying text drags on a bit: it’d do better to show a novel escapement by way of a diagram, rather than 4 paragraphs of “then the widget engages with a dogleg sprung off the wotsit which then drives the” etc


  7. says:

    Excellent book. Explains how mechanical watches work in technical detail, and covers everything from the basic escapement mechanism to astronomical complications. Great images too. A work of art.


  8. says:

    A wonderful and informative book on the many, many different complications that can be found in watches, past and present. I would’ve like it to go in depth on how different complications work, and the techniques brands use to produce these, but perhaps that’s me asking for too much. This is nonetheless, a book I find myself picking up and referencing over and over again, and it has taught me much about watches and what watchmakers are capable of achieving.


  9. says:

    Bought as a Christmas present so still sealed but looks like a bargain item of great quality


  10. says:

    Excellent book, great delivery time and very informative and detailed book for any watch collecter.


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