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The Magic of Watches // Revised and Updated

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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 book goes on to technique: how does a mechanical movement work? How does a quartz one work? It delves into details: what is a 'complication' and when do we speak about 'chronometer'? It also showcases art: how do we enamel a dial?

The Magic of Watches is unique: it focuses in detail on the basics in order to understand and love watches better.

Product Details
  • Materials
    Paper, Board
  • Measurements
    8.5"L x 6"W x 1"H
  • OriginFrance

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— ISBN: 9782940506286
— Published: 9th Jan 2019
— Binding: Hardback
— Pages: 232 Pages

Shipping Information
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    United States
  • Shipping Policy
    Standard Ground Shipping
  • Ship In
    4-5 weeks
  • Return Policy
    Final sale, not eligible for return or cancellation

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