Complete Price Guide to Watches
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OVER 10,350 WATCHES LISTED
OVER 7,850 ILLUSTRATIONS
AMERICAN POCKET WATCHES
EUROPEAN POCKET WATCHES
AMERICAN & EUROPEAN WRIST WATCHES
COMIC & CHARACTER WATCHES
CURRENT INFORMATION, IDENTIFICATION
TIPS, HISTORY, TERMINOLOGY
The most reliable and convenient guide to watches available, the Complete
Price Guide To Watches is a mini encyclopedia with over 10,000 watches
priced and over 8,000 images provided for education and identification. This
book is the definitive guide for all levels of watch education and collection.
From the amateur collector to the most prestigious auction houses, The
Complete Price Guide To Watches has something for everyone.
Every year there are thousands of price changes and this year is no exception.
The Complete Price Guide To Watches contains the most up to date
information on American and European pocket watches and wrist watches, Comic
and Character watches including pricing, identification information, tips,
history, terminology and the annual market report. This book provides not only
accurate pricing information on a plethora of watches, but also provides
historical information on a myriad of watchmakers, including birth and death
dates, company histories, movement identification, serial numbers, grade
numbers, production dates and quantities. The guide also has dedicated
illustrated entries on how a watch works, watch parts nomenclature, the
individual parts of a watch movement, how to properly open a pocket watch case
and care for your watch, Railroad watch dials, cases and adjustments, how to
determine the age and manufacturer of a watch and how watches are appraised.
All of this information is accented by antique illustrations salvaged and
lovingly reproduced from long lost watch catalogs, advertisements and
brochures. It is because of this attention to detail that the Complete
Price Guide To Watches has attained its near legendary status as the only
true Bible of watch prices, history and education currently in print.
There is no other book on watches this thorough on the market today. Before
you buy or sell any wrist or pocket watch, be sure to buy The Complete
Price Guide To Watches.
In its 1200+ pages, the 33rd edition of Complete Price Guide to Watches
maintains its matchless standard with watch price listings. Who can top its
entries for more than 10,000 American and European pocket watches and wrist
watches; not to mention its 8,000 illustrations? In addition to all its
current, accurate value listings, this reliable paperback provides a virtual
course in watch-making history, manufacture, and operation. One trustworthy
Meet the Author
Richard E. Gilbert
was born in Abilene Kansas in 1944. He has been a horologist for over 40 years
and is a lifetime member of the NAWCC. In addition to his Bachelors and
Masters degrees in Science, Mr. Gilbert trained under three European watch and
clock experts from 1962 to 1971. He has co-authored the Complete Price Guide
To Watches since 1992. He is also the co-author of the Price Guide To Antique
Mr. Gilbert established Ashland Investments in 1961. Ashland Investments has
grown to become one of the world's largest antique watch dealers with both a
national and international clientele of watch collectors. Ashland is proud to
claim the world's largest inventory of collectors' pocket and wrist watches.
Mr. Gilbert annually sets the market prices for watches outside of the auction
arena, handles numerous watch and jewelry estates throughout the country and
prepares numerous trust appraisals.
Mr. Gilbert is a well recognized figure at the finest auctions in Europe where
his expertise is undisputed. He is also sought after lecturer. His most
current lecture was delivered in Torquay England entitled "The Patek Phillipe
Wristwatch". Mr. Gilbert currently resides in Sarasota, FL, with his wife of
over 40 years, Joanne.
was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1934. He has co-authored the Complete
Price Guide To Watches since the second edition in 1982. He is a lifetime
Fellow member of the NAWCC and member since 1974. Mr. Engle has been a
horologist for over 45 years and has regularly attended NAWCC regional shows
throughout the United States during that time. He has visited and studied at
numerous horological institutes, museums and watch factories throughout
Europe. Mr. Engle continues to hone his horological education through his
persistent attention to monitoring both national and international auctions,
eBay sales trends, NAWCC watch meets and through his dealing with
knowledgeable watch dealers and collectors. It is through this extensive
experience and prowess that he co-authors the Complete Price Guide to Watches.
Over 30 years ago, Mr. Engle produced the very first full color photography
based catalog of watches known in the United States. It was through the
success of this catalog that Mr. Engle and Mr. Gilbert began their working
relationship, which continues to thrive to this day. Mr. Engle experiences
great enjoyment, pleasure and both personal and professional satisfaction in
buying, selling and collecting watches and humbly attributes his horological
expertise, at least in part, to the NAWCC. Mr. Engle currently resides in
Louisville, KY with his wife of over 50 years, Joyce.
Mr. Gilbert received his BA in Business
Administration and Management from Flagler College. He spent his college
summers in the offices of Ashland Investments apprenticing under numerous
highly skilled watch makers. He officially began his full time career with
Ashland Investments in 2003, where he is presently employed today. While
working for Ashland, Mr. Gilbert established Richard M. Gilbert
Enterprises in 2004. He attends watch auctions in both Europe and the
United States and has been an active member of the NAWCC since 2004.