The Watch, Thoroughly Revised

December 26, 2018 - Comment

The Watch is the most popular book on vintage and contemporary mechanical watches, appealing to both beginners and experts. In the decade since it was published, the international audience of watch lovers and watch collectors has grown exponentially. It’s time for The Watch, Thoroughly Revised. For this new edition, the original author, Gene Stone, is

The Watch is the most popular book on vintage and contemporary mechanical watches, appealing to both beginners and experts. In the decade since it was published, the international audience of watch lovers and watch collectors has grown exponentially. It’s time for The Watch, Thoroughly Revised. For this new edition, the original author, Gene Stone, is joined by Stephen Pulvirent of Hodinkee.com. Together, they have thoroughly revamped the book to reflect the current state of the watch world, with the addition of new brands, new models, and more focused and nuanced coverage of the traditional brand leaders, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, and TAG Heuer.

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Anonymous says:

A necessary addition for watch lovers It’s got a lot of good material, but while it’s thoroughly revised, it doesn’t feel thorough. Important, obscure terms are mentioned that aren’t defined anywhere. Brands are mentioned offhand without any context. Important watches are described in some detail (like the Santos) then not pictured. The index is sorely lacking in entries. It feels more like a large, casual brochure than a serious reference. For a book of this nature of this size, I expect to occasionally need to pull out a computer…

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