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Sparked by the purchase of the Hamilton PSR and before that the G. Gerlach Kosmonauta I bought this book that will arrive 15 October. I do have some general books about watches, mostly describing the history of well known brands. This book is centred around a single topic.

 
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Well that’s pretty fantastic isn’t it Frans?! (y)😀

Or will be pretty fantastic when it arrives ! 😄 It’s almost like
when we like a sports team, or certain thing in life, and then
look to search out cool books on those topics right?! ..You
want to surround yourself with neat outside materials that
will kind of shed even more of a spotlight, and focus on the
hobby, or thing of interest. ..Which, in this case are those
ultra cool watches from Hamilton, and G. Gerlach. 😎😎

It’s going to be a blast for you when it comes in. Not to
mention for us in hearing how you like it, and what you
learn from it down the road. A HUGE congrats there sir !!!
 

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Sounds like an interesting book. Where did you order it from.

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Sounds like an interesting book. Where did you order it from.

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On Amazon and Barnes and Noble . com it's a $95-100 purchase. I found it on ebay for $83.19

Have no idea where the OP got it.

 

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I would presume that there should be some interesting images in that book given the title
 

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I bought it from a UK bookstore via Dutch bol.com. I paid 83.95 Euro, including shipping. Bol.com is owned by Ahold and they bought it mainly for the logistics in 2002 and that turned out to be a stroke of genius. Bol stands for Bertelsmann on-line as they were the former owner. It has lost that meaning now. Bertelsmann is a huge German publisher.
 

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It arrived last Wednesday and although I have yet to start reading it, after thumbing through it I realised it is a reference work and not your average 'coffee table' watch picture book. And it provides great insights into the history of electric and electronic timepieces. I didn't know for example that the first (huge) quartz clocks date back to pre-WWII! Developed in Germany.
 

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Hey, well that’s really cool then right Frans?! 😀 :cool:

So you are going to be schooling us even more than you
already do on things ! :D😄 I was also thinking it was
going to be the ultimate watch coffee table book. Which
would have been phenomenal in itself. However, this here
sounds like that, and more from what you are saying. It’s
going to be a lot of fun honestly.

Sending you a BIG congrats, and really hope you enjoy it !!!
P.S. That is amazing with those quartz clocks ! 😯
 
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