The Magic of Watches: A Smart Introduction to Fine Watchmaking

The Magic of Watches: A Smart Introduction to Fine Watchmaking Author Louis Nardin
ISBN-10 2940506124
ISBN-13 9782940506125
Year 2016-12-06
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Watchprint.com SARL
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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

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