The Museum Collection

100 MILESTONES OF 20TH CENTURY WATCHMAKING

A UNIQUE GUIDE TO WATCH COLLECTING – TECHNOLOGY, DESIGN AND STYLING OF THE MORE AND LESS WELL-KNOWN MODELS THAT MADE THE HISTORY OF TIMEKEEPING FROM 1900 TO 2000
 
 
THE REVISED, ENGLISH-ONLY EDITION OF PRESSISION WATCH BOOK #1
 
An extract from the introduction
(…) The Museum Collection is a voyage through time(keepers), an entrance ticket to an exhibition, a source of advice and inspiration for the watch lover seeking to build up the perfect collection. What is the “perfect” collection? In this book’s view, it is the one featuring the most significant wristwatches of the 20th Century from the technical and aesthetic point of view. (…) Each one of the 100 chapters features a description of the discussed object, a one through five star rating of its historical relevance, the technical information, several pictures showing both the exterior and interior of the timepiece, and in some cases the reproductions of ads, booklets or user manuals. (…) The Appendixes section includes an “esoteric” selection of unusual or unique pieces, a number of presentation boxes that are attractive collector's items in their own right, the fictional story of a watch featured earlier on in the book, and the account of how the purchase of an old military timepiece inspired the historical novel Wingwatch.

Page count: 290, full color
Binding type: Hardback
Trim Size: 8,25" x 11"
Weight: 1.79 pounds
Language: English
Price: $ 99.00
ISBN: 978-88-941704-7-4
 
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The Museum Collection is available for purchase here 
 
 

The Museum Collection
is Volume 1 of the Watch Books series - an ambitious publishing project aiming to provide a thorough overview of 20th Century watchmaking. Volumes 2 and 3 are Watch Ads 1900-1959 and Watch Ads 1960-2000 (in English and Italian). Volume 4 is Rolex 1905-1960
(in English and Italian). Volumes 5 and 6 are Orologi da polso 1900-1959 and Orologi da polso 1960-2000 (in Italian).


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