English Watch : 1585-1970 a Unique Alliance of Art, Design and Inventive Genius - Cuss, Terence Camerer

English Watch : 1585-1970 a Unique Alliance of Art, Design and Inventive Genius

Terence Camerer Cuss

Yayınevi: Antique Collector’s Club

Yayın tarihi: 11/2008

ISBN: 9781851495887

Ciltli | İngilizce | 504 Sayfa | Büyük boy  |  24,61x30,2x4,39 cm.

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This is the first book to cover all aspects of English watches from every period. Watches represent a fascinating combination of applied art and science and an outstanding contribution to their history and development was made in England. By dividing the watches into six periods, each with its own introduction, the author has been able to provide an admirably clear and comprehensive survey, to describe the pioneering inventions as they were made and to illustrate the distinctive character of the English watch as it evolved.An outline of each period is followed by information on the trade in London and the provinces, watchmakers, case makers, case styles and decoration, dials, hands, characteristics of the mechanisms and timekeeping capabilities. Over 290 watches illustrating these points have been carefully selected from both private and public collections and details have been enlarged to clarify important features. Many of these watches have never been illustrated before. There is an extensive glossary which includes further technical information and, as well as a detailed general index, there are separate indexes of makers and case makers. The author, a dealer for more than forty years, has a lasting enthusiasm for his subject. He is familiar with its many facets and used to providing answers on a wide range of specific questions. This book is intended not only to be a useful guide to those new to the subject but also a valuable point of reference for those already familiar with it.

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