This book sits on the desk of nearly every YouTuber. It does, as you say, have great photography. However, several of the stories & the "facts" about the watches are indeed false. It's poorly researched & the book overall has little text.
I enjoy getting WatchTime magazine for up to date releases, Watch Charts for current values & the Complete Price Guide to Watches primarily for vintage valuesIt seems like it would be a popular book... And I am very sorry to hear that some of the stories are inaccurate 😟. I am not surprised; I guess some watch collectors have a bit of a fisherman in them when it comes to yarns🙂.
Like Tom intuited, it is more of a coffetable book than a serious read. But I do like the format where the current owner speaks about (at least what they believe to be) the story of the watch they have come cherish.
Do you have any recommendations for other interesting reads?