There is more to appraising jewelry than just being parable sales and a value determination. Then, all this able to put a dollar value on an item. The title of ap information, with clear jewelry descriptions, must be praiser distinguishes the individual who is able to iden succinctly put together with photographs and deliv tify, witness, estimate status, excellence, or potential ered to the client. ity, and to determine the authenticity of an article. Today's jewelry appraiser should also be cognizant Many factors impact on a thorough appraisal, espe of the vicissitudes of fashion, how changes impact the cially on estate and period jewelry. jewelry market in a substantial and vital manner in both design and style. A careful look must be given to Developing all this expertise is a lot to ask of practi tioners who only a decade ago were barely making a study of color psychology with an awareness of why specific gemstones and their colors and enamels of cer distinction between a well-written sales receipt and a professional appraisal report. tain colors were used in different periods. Industrial In the past few years bold changes have taken place developments, from machine stamped jewelry, the use in this field. It is now understood that standard ap of aniline dyes in clothing, and development of the praisal concepts and principles can be applied to the electric light, have influenced design and use of gem stones.
Following on from the success of his three previous books, The Pocket Watch, The Verge Pocket Watch and The American Pocket Watch, Chris Barrow has produced another clear and concise guide, aimed again at the enthusiastic amateur. This book concentrates on one particular type of watch, namely the English fusee lever. It combines a brief history of the development of the watch with a step-by-step manual covering the dismantling, cleaning, repair and reassembly of a variety of English fusee lever movements made during the nineteenth century. If you have acquired a pocket watch of this type, and would like to investigate its workings, perhaps with a view to getting it going again, then this book will help you step by step to reach that goal. It will also give you a better appreciation of the beauty of both the desing and technology of the English fusee lever pocket watch.
Whether you simply find watches fascinating or you have an old watch that you are curious about, this book is the one for you. This exploration of the evolution of the pendant/pocket watch is divided into centuries. Each century explores what was happening in the world and how these events and fashions influenced watch making. It includes information on makers, their marks, and even the serial numbers for the American watch movements. Filled with clues, it will help you determine when a watch was made, how it was made, what it is made of, and what makes it tick. The amount of photographs of timepieces in this volume is impressive - hundreds of watches are featured in beautiful color photographs. Cases, dials, and movements are included in the photographs - this book encompasses the entire watch. 2004 values.
This vintage book contains a detailed history of the American clock business in the early to mid nineteenth century, with information on the development of manufacturing techniques, stylistic changes, important figures and companies, influences from abroad, and much more. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in the history of clock and watchmaking in America, and it would make for a fascinating addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "My Early History", "Early History of Yankee Clock Making", "Personal History Continued", "Progress of Clock Making", "Brass Clocks-Clocks in England", "The Career of a Fast Young Man", "The Method of Manufacturing", "Men Now in the Business", "Barnum's Connection in the Clock Business", "Another Unfortunate Partnership", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of clocks and watches. First published in first published in 1860.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
It's time to find out more about collectible watches! This full-color book features 100 years of vintage wristwatches and pocket watches made from 1870-1970, the most popular period for watch collectors. Author Dean Judy provides collectors with practical information on what and how to collect, as well as what to avoid. Accurate prices and detailed descriptions accompany each listing. Before-and after-pictures illustrating the restoration stages, along with photos of near mint versus the average watch, will aid the reader in identifying and valuing their own collection. Famous Swiss makers such as Alpina, Breitling, Cyma, Tissot, and Zodiak are featured, as well as many American watch companies, including Bulova, Elgin, Hamilton, and Illinois. -- More than 50 watch companies represented -- More than 600 full-color photographs illustrate these glorious vintage watches -- Covers the most popular period for watch collectors, 1870-1970