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The history of watches

David Thompson

The history of watches

by David Thompson

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Published by Abbeville Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Catalogs,
  • Clocks and watches,
  • British Museum

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 172) and index.

    StatementDavid Thompson ; photography by Saul Peckham
    ContributionsPeckham, Saul
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNK7482.5.G7 L668 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination175 p. :
    Number of Pages175
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24801632M
    ISBN 100789209187
    ISBN 109780789209184
    LC Control Number2007021044

      CHANEL’s watch collection carries through the French brand’s identity with its provocative designs and by tapping into the maison’s signature take a closer look at the history of CHANEL’s watches and how their watches, and the J12 model in particular, has grown into one of the most hotly-coveted accessories for the fashion elite. Irony – the metal watches; Skin – introduced in , this is the even thinner version of the Original Swatch watches, at no more than millimeters thick. The Skin watches are so thin that they even hit the record books as the thinnest watches in the world ever. The Skin design come in two subtypes: the Original Skin and the Skin.

    For more than years, our timepieces have recorded the planet’s history. They have also served with distinction in space, in the oceans’ depths and on the wrists of world leaders, explorers and men and women who appreciate OMEGA’s blend of performance and design.   SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Fredric Friedberg is a heavyweight author. He's completed a five-volume, 1,page, total-pound history of the Illinois Watch .

      The tradition of Seamaster dress watches continued throughout the s all the way to present day, but I won't be talking about them here. There are too many different cases, dials and references to fit in one article and cataloging them would be a task worth of a page coffee table book, not a word article.   Alexis McCrossen, a history professor at Southern Methodist University and the author of Marking Modern Times: A History of Clocks, Watches, and Other Timekeepers in .


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