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With its elegant lay out and numerous pretty full colour illustrations, "WATCH" -the first reference
book covering the technical and historical development of the modern wrist watch- will provide the
time and watch conscious reader with a wealth of enjoyable information.

"WATCH" is divided into two different sections:

The second and largest section of the book places the development of the electric and electronic wrist watch in historical perspective. From the first battery powered watch with balance wheel and mechanical contacts (20 pages) through the development of the tuning fork watch (12 pages); transistorized watches with balance wheel (9 pages) to the quartz watches (analog, LED, LCD, Thermatron,
automatic quartz, radio-controlled and multifunctional: 80 pages) a detailed chronological description is put forward. Technical developments are explained in a short and straight forward manner, supported by numerous clear and apprehensive illustrations. The significance of this survey may be underlined by the fact that approximately one billion watches are sold every year, of these 85% battery powered.
Many museums, institutions, manufacturers, designers and collectors of watches have assisted and contributed to the wealth of information contained in this book. The author, Pieter Doensen, studied Physics and the History of Art at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, and devoted approximately fifteen years to the creation of this book.

Since collectables need collectors and collectors need reference works, Pieter Doensen has taken up the challenge to provide them with the first comprehensive study of the "collectable modern wrist watch".

More information about the book here.

Richard Arbib Hamilton, Pierre Balmain, Prince Fran‡ois de Baschmakoff Lip, Guccio Bertone Buler, Max Bill Junghans, MichelBoyer Lip, Pierre Cardin, Alain Carr‚ Waterman, Jean Dinh Van Lip, Christian Dior, Tian Harlan Chromachron, , IsabelleHebey Lip, Marc Held Lip, Nathan George Horwitt Movado, Andr‚ Le Marquand Catena, Serge Manzon Longines, RudiMeyer Lip, Pascal Morabito, Bruno Ninaber van Eyben, Dieter Rams Braun, Sir Clive Sinclair, Roger Tallon Lip, Bj"rnWeckstr"m Lapponia, Hamilton 500, 505, Epperlein 100, , Laco-Timex 861 870, UMF Ruhla 25, Porta PUW 1000 3000, Lip R27, Elgin 722/725, Landeron 4750, Lip R 148, Bulova Accutron 214 218 219 221 230, Mosaba ESA 9162 9220, Omega 1220, JecoSlava 2937, Dynotron ESA 9150, Junghans 600, Luch 3045, Citizen X-8, IC-12, Seiko 31 32 33 37, Timex M87, Lip R 50, ESA9190 Bifora 10 11 Porta PUW 2000/2500, Seiko Quartz Astron 35 36 38, Bˆta 21 CEH, Longines Ultraquartz 6512, GirrardPerregeaux 350, Junghans Astroquarz 666, Arctos Quartz 375, Roamer Micro-Quartz, Swissonic 1000 ESA 9180 9240, Omega1310, Lip 33, Ricoh 550 570, Ronda RQ 1377, Bifora B12 B20, Ruhla 28, Rolex 5035 5055, Yanka 3050, Omega 1500 1516,Citizen 8650, Junghans 667, Seiko Twin Quartz, ETA 255.511 and 255.561, Bulova Accuquartz, Record Golay -quartz, TimexQuartz 62, Porta PUW 5000, Citizen Quartz 8811B, Luch 3055, Twin Mode Quartz, Seiko 9061 and 9063, Hamilton Pulsar,Fairchild, Dynamic Scattering LCD, Optel, Microma, Texas Instruments, Field Effect LCD, Gruen, LCA Suncrux, Seiko F 623A,AGS, Seiko AGS, Samara, Jean d'Eve Kinetron, Solar Cell Watches, Synchronar 2100, Junghans Mega, Citizen Multizone, BulovaThermatron, Electric Lighting, Bˆta Light, Watch Batteries, Flat and Ultra Small, Synthetic Materials, Statistics, Watch BatteryCross Reference Table, Watch Periodicals, Books, Museums. etcetera, etcetera,.....