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Moonwatch Only

Author : Grégoire Rossier
ISBN : 2940506175
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-A new edition of this definitive book, marking the 60th anniversary of the Speedmaster -Includes new features and additional historical information "The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional - the Moonwatch - has done things that no other timepiece has done and it has been worn in places that only a few human beings have been." - Captain Eugene Cernan, last man on the moon "It is an indescribable reference work and a true must-have for every Speedmaster collector." - Forbes There are very few timepieces in the world that deserve a definitive and comprehensive book. The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch is one of them. Initially designed for automobile racing teams and engineers, the Omega Speedmaster embarked on a very different trajectory when NASA chose it to accompany astronauts heading for the Moon in 1965. Its involvement in the space adventure has propelled the Moonwatch to the top of the list of celebrated timepieces. After years of research and observation, the authors present a complete panorama of the Moonwatch in a systematic work that is both technical and attractive, making it the unparalleled reference book for this legendary watch. This new edition, marking the 60th anniversary of the Speedmaster, has been enriched with numerous new features and additional historical information. Contents: Foreword by Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA; Foreword by Captain Eugene Cernan, Commander of Apollo 17; Why a Speedmaster Moonwatch guide?; Part 1 - Speedmaster History; 1, Major Dates; 2, Speedmaster and NASA 25; Part 2 - Main Components and Accessories; 1, An Original Approach; 2, The Caliber; 3, The Caseband; 4, The Dial; 5, The Bezel; 6, The Hands; 7, The Caseback; 8, The Crown; 9, The Pushers; 10, The Glass; 11, The Bracelet; 12, The Presentation Box; 13, The Documents; Part 3 - The Models; 1, Introduction; 2, Standard Production; 3, Special and Limited Series; 4, Personalized Models and Special Projects; 5, The Alaska Project; Part 4 - 60 Years of Innovation; Part 5 - How to Start Collecting Speedmasters; 1, Budget; 2, Choosing a Model; 3, Sales Channels; Part 6 - Appendices; 1, Model Codes; 2, Tables & Bibliography; 3, Contributions; 4, Identification Aid

Moonwatch Only

Author : Grégoire Rossier
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"It makes perfect sense to publish a book called Moonwatch Only. The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional - the Moonwatch - has done things that no other timepiece has done and it's been worn in places where only a few human beings have been." Captain Eugene Cernan, the last man on the Moon Initially designed for automobile racing teams and engineers, the Omega Speedmaster embarked on a very different trajectory when NASA chose it to accompany astronauts heading for the moon in 1965. Its involvement in the space adventure has propelled the Moonwatch to the top of the list of celebrated timepieces. After years of research and observation, the authors present a complete panorama of the Moonwatch in a systematic work that is both technical and attractive, making it the essential reference book for this legendary watch. "It is an indescribable reference work and a true must-have for every Speedmaster collector" Forbes "This book sets a new standard. Not only for books on the Omega Speedmaster, but for watch books in general. I've never seen anything like it, and believe me I could fill an impressive sized wall with books on watches. Authors of other books or publishers should take a look at Moonwatch Only as well to see how it should be done." Fratello Watches

Omega Watches

Author : John Goldberger
ISBN : 888943127X
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Differently to many other enthusiasts, John Goldberger does not simply collect period watches for the speculative pleasure - something that was certainly not uncommon in the years when he began frequenting the "watch world" - but rather due to his wish to gather together exceptional pieces, wether they be enhanced by a renowned signature, by the item's individual history, by its unusual style, or perhaps by outstanding technical features. This passion in fact drives him to patiently seek out excellently preserved examples - ones not even to be found in the Omega museum - most of which belong to John Goldberger's private collection. Mr. Goldberger's hand is not only responsible for the technical descriptions in the book, but also for the images: photography is in fact another of his great passions and has seen him as the editor and photographer behind a stimulating book of travel images... Giampiero Negretti. Estabilished in 1848 in La-Chaux-de-Fonds by Louis Brandt and later moved to Bienne (its current premises) in 1880, Omega became the company it is today only at the beginning of the last century. Indeed, prior to this the Louis Brandt products were known through the various make names that over the years were displayed on the watch faces - Jura, Patria, Helvetia and Labrador werev among these...

Omega Highlights

Author : Henning Mutzlitz
ISBN : 0764342126
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This beautiful and exciting book presents the most stunning and important Omega watches. A range of over 100 marvelous photographs, informative text, and technical details document more than 60 years of fascinating wristwatch design of one of the world's best known and most popular Swiss wristwatch manufacturers. Among the memorable wristwatches included here are the Speedmaster model that went to the moon and the James Bond edition that served on Her Majesty's Secret Service. The rest of the models covered include, first, the historical models, and the Legend Collection, Seamaster, Chronographs, Olympic Collection, and Elegant Watches. Technical information provided for each watch includes the reference number, movement, functions, case, remarks, and the estimated value in the year the model was produced. This book will be a joy for all who appreciate fine craftsmanship.

Flightmaster Only

Author : Gregoire Rossier
ISBN : 2940506205
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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- In this work, the authors have applied the rigorous, innovative methodology that contributed to the success of their previous publication, Moonwatch Only, ISBN 9782940506170, and which now represents the signature of the 'ONLY' books The highly evocative Flightmaster name was first mentioned by OMEGA in 1956-57, but it was not until the late 1960s that it was used to designate an incomparable watch, initially intended for aircraft pilots. At the time, it was regarded as the watch industry equivalent of the Swiss army knife, meaning the ultimate professional instrument. The aesthetically and technically remarkable OMEGA Flightmaster symbolizes a period rich in technological and design breakthroughs. Produced over a short period and relatively little known until now, it nonetheless enjoyed exceptional development and an outstanding destiny, notably on the wrist of Soviet cosmonauts in the 1970s. Revealing the entirely unknown and remarkably rich story for the first time, and based on their own methodology, the authors of the successful Moonwatch Only book dedicated to the OMEGA Speedmaster, provide a comprehensive account of the many variations and evolutions of the different Flightmaster models. The result is an essential reference work for all passionate brand enthusiasts and collectors. Contents: Foreword Section 1: Introduction; Flightmaster - what's in a name?; Some key points; Operation; Ten misconceptions to reconsider Section 2: A Legend's Genesis and History; A world of change; Creating a legend; Famous aviators and the ultimate destiny of a tool-watch: Russian space adventures Section 3: Main Components; An original approach; Caliber; Case; Dial; Bezel; Hands; Crowns and pushers; Glass; Bracelet; Accessories Section 4: Models; Introduction; Overview; Timeline; Tables.

Omega Sportswatches

Author : John Goldberger
ISBN : 8889431709
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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From the author of Omega Watches, a new book that completes the history of the famous Swiss brand with a series of creations conceived for the world of sport. More than fifty items photographed full page, together with enlargements revealing the details of watchcase, face, clockwork and related calibres. Omega Sport Watches tells the story of the Seamaster, Railmaster, Speedmaster, Flightmaster and other successful Omega creations. Among limited editions, anecdotes and rarities the history of these watches is told by the great American collector John Goldberger, with an introduction by Giampiero Negretti. One section of the book retraces, through advertisements kept in the Omega Museum, the history of the famous hands which over the years have consolidated the fame of this brand. Founded in 1848 by Louis Brandt in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, in 1880 the company moved to its current headquarters in Bienne, the name Omega however dates only to the beginning of last century. Prior to that date Louis Brandt production was known for the various names that he put on the watch face, such as Jura, Patria, Helvetia and Labrador.

A Man And His Watch

Author : Matthew Hranek
ISBN : 9781579657147
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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A covetable celebration of watches and the stories at the heart of men's obsession with them.

Vintage Rolex Sports Models

Author : Martin Skeet
ISBN : 0764329812
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This comprehensive and detailed reference guide to Rolex sports model watches is an indispensable asset to watch collectors and dealers. The only work of its kind, it covers the history of the Submariner, Sea-Dweller, Explorer, GMT-Master, Turn-O-Graph, Milgauss, and Cosmograph watches, from 1952 to 1990. The history of more than a hundred and forty vintage models is described in detail, with the watches shown in chronological order. Color photographs illustrate every watch model, with hundreds of diagrams providing clear and useful information about the development of each model. Twenty-two rare Rolex brochures from private collections are shown along with numerous catalog photographs and the associated sale prices of sports models sold at Christie¹s and Sotheby¹s worldwide from 1997 to 2007. Also included is a current price guide for every model shown in the book. Rolex watches continue to dominate the collecting market and this authoritative volume, now in its revised and expanded third edition, is an essential and timely addition to the library of the Rolex collector and dealer.

The Magic Of Watches

Author : Louis Nardin
ISBN : 2940506124
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* A complete, informative primer on how watches work. Accessible for the amateur and meaty enough for the aficionado. 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 Magic of Watches is unique: it focuses in detail on the basics in order to understand and love watches better. Contents: 1. Welcome; 1.1 Why a book, why this one; 1.2 Why watches are magic; 1.3 How to use this book; 1.4 The first mission: To tell the time; 1.5 The challenge of measuring time; 1.6 The quartz revolution; 1960s); 1.7 Fantastic plastic (1980s); 1.8 The wristwatch, from instrument to artifact; 1.9 "Smart," or connected, watches (2010s); 2. Buying; 2.1 Ten reasons why you should get a watch; 2.2 Choosing; 2.3 Key elements; 2.4 Secondhand; 2.5 Selling your watch; 2.6 Knowledge; 3.Care; 3.1 Setting; 3.2 Maintenance and care; 3.3 Service and after-sales; 3.4 Repairs; 3.4 Travel; 3.5 Insurance; 4. Anatomy; 4.1 Display; 4.2 Indications; 4.3 Functions and complications; 4.4 Movement (Caliber); 4.5 Case; 4.6 Bracelets and Straps; 4.7 Materials.

Chronograph Wristwatches

Author : Gerd-R. Lang
ISBN : 0887405029
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Hundreds of photographs illustrate this outstanding look at the history, development, and identification of wrist chronographs-mechanical wristwatches that, in addition to their normal clockwork, have a mechanism that allows them to time short-term events. Both the technological and design achievements are explored and celebrated. A price guide is included for collectors.

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