Watches (new edition)

    SKU: cmc51106

    £16.99 Members' price *


    A new edition of the bestselling title Watches by David Thompson, a former curator of Horology (the study and measurement of time) at the British Museum.

    This book explores the history of watches, based on the British Museum's extensive watch collection which spans over 500 years. All the major makers of Europe and America are represented. Examples included range from 16th century early stackfreed watches to modern 19th and 20th mass- market century watches made by companies such as Waterbury and Ingersoll. In addition, the collections are brought up to date with the inclusion of early examples of electro-mechanical watches and the quartz revolution.

    Seventy-seven watches are discussed in all, accompanied by over 270 striking new photographs. Many details of the intricate mechanical movements are included, allowing the reader a rare insight into their inner workings, as well as their outer beauty.


    David Thompson was formerly curator of Horology at the British Museum. His previous publications include Clocks (British Museum Press, 2004).


    Product code: cmc51106
    Title: Thomas Bewick
    Subtitle: Graphic Worlds
    Author: David Thompson
    ISBN: 9780714151106
    Format: Paperback with flaps
    Number of pages: 144 pages
    Size: 19cm x 17cm
    llustrations: 100 engravings
    Publication date: May 2014
    Weight: 1.2kg
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