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Chasing Time: Vintage Wristwatches for the Discerning Collector

Alistair Gibbons

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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 twentieth-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 Unviersal Space Compax.

Size: 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" | 534 color images | 240 pp
ISBN13: 9780764354953

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Alistair grew up in Liverpool, England, and trained as a "Special Effects Editor" working in London during the ’90s. The digital revolution was in full swing, but almost as a response to that hi-tech world mechanical watch collecting became his passion and has continued for the last twenty-five years. 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.