TITLE: Automatic Wristwatches from Switzerland: Self-winding Wristwatches
AUTHORS: Heinz Hampel
PUBLISHER: Schiffer Publishing
PUBLICATION YEAR: 1997
NUMBER OF PAGES: 343
BINDING: Hardcover, paper dust cover not included.
The automatic mechanism was a major advance in the history of the wristwatch.
The successful design became the hallmark of the skilled Swiss watchmaker as the
technology developed in the years from 1926 to 1978. 200 watches are discussed
representing all the Swiss manufacturers. Each is illustrated with three photos
to show the dial, and the complete and partly disassembled movement. Information
on their mechanism and construction is offered along with data needed to locate
the watches chronologically and a current price guide. Condition note: there are
some underlining of text within the book.