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The Magic of Watches - A Smart Introduction to Fine Watchmaking (Hardcover) Loot Price: R565
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The Magic of Watches - A Smart Introduction to Fine Watchmaking (Hardcover): Louis Nardin

The Magic of Watches - A Smart Introduction to Fine Watchmaking (Hardcover)

Louis Nardin

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For Neophytes - to learn the fundamentals, and appreciate the main features of a model, its qualities and weaknesses. For amateurs - to create the desire to know more about fine watches. For connoisseurs - to revise important concepts and even increase their knowledge. This new edition includes new illustrations. 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 book goes on to technique: how does a mechanical movement work? How does a quartz one work?; delves into details: what is a 'complication' and when do we speak about 'chronometer'?; showcases art: how do we enamel a dial? The Magic of Watches is unique: it focuses in detail on the basics in order to understand and love watches better.

General

Imprint: Watchprint.com Sarl
Country of origin: Switzerland
Release date: 2019
Authors: Louis Nardin
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-2-940506-28-6
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Books > Professional & Technical > Industrial chemistry & manufacturing technologies > Other manufacturing technologies > Precision instruments manufacture
Books > Professional & Technical > Industrial chemistry & manufacturing technologies > Other manufacturing technologies > Precision instruments manufacture > Clocks & chronometers
LSN: 2-940506-28-0
Barcode: 9782940506286

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