Author(s): Judith Miller
This is the perfect gift book for any man who loves watches. Internationally, there are 27 watch-related magazines. There has been a resurgence of interest in watches with the Swiss watch market up by 30 per cent year on year. In May 2006, watches accounted for one billion Swiss francs of export. The US is the industry's largest single export market. Future titles in this series include: "Shoes", "Teddy Bears", and "Vintage Gems".
The market for classic and vintage watches has grown in recent years with endorsements by celebrities and film characters such as James Bond making them the ultimate gentleman's accessory. Miller's Watches looks at examples from each decade of the 20th century as well as collecting areas such as novelty, diving, military and mystery watches. The perfect book for the stylish dresser and watch enthusiast alike.
Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since extended and reinforced her knowledge of antiques through international research, becoming one of the world's leading experts in the field. In 1979 she co-founded the international best-seller Miller's Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books, which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers. Judith Miller appears regularly on TV and radio. She is an expert on the BBC's "Antiques Roadshow" and co-hosts the popular BBC TV series "The House Detectives," ITV's "The Antiques Trail," and Discovery's "It's Your Bid". She has appeared on "The Martha Stewart Show" and CNN. She is a regular lecturer and contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines, including Financial Times, BBC Homes & Antiques and House & Garden. She has lectured extensively, including at the V&A in London and the Smithsonian in Washington.
Introduction Early wristwatches 1910s 1920s and 1930s: Art Deco Cocktail watches Mystery watches 1940s Military watches 1950s "Dress" watches Diving watches 1960s 1970s Complex chronometers 1980s and beyond Novelty watches Swatch watches