Chasing Time: Vintage Wristwatches for the Discerning Collector (Hardcover)
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The early 2000s were an important period, spanning a time when mechanical watches had quite rightly retaken their place in the world market. We all may have a digital device in our pocket that is more accurate than a mechanical watch, but a timepiece has soul, personality, and history. The collection in this book is a step into the world of vintage watch collecting, with a range of photographs, intricate research, and accessible reference material that will intrigue both the casual and avid enthusiast. The collection showcases some of the most interesting, luxurious, and functional 20th-century (1930-1980) mechanical timepieces ever to be produced, including Heuer's Autavia, Rolex's Submariner, Gallet's MultiChron, Zenith's De Luca, and the Universal Space Compax.
About the Author
Alistair Thomas Gibbons grew up in Liverpool, England, and trained as a "Special Effects Editor" in London, and worked in Hong Kong and Germany during the 1990s. As a watch collector, he opened his ATG Vintage Watches Forum website in 2002, offering fully restored and serviced watches in excellent condition from little known brands which by the turn of the twentieth century had become a distant memory. He lives in Bristol, England, with his two sons Luke and Jack.