News-Antique.com - Mar 21,2010 - Watch lovers, avid watch collectors or anyone with a sense of fashion will be entertained as they step into the world of watches in Vintage Wristwatches. This fascinating read is a combination of history, art and the collectible aspects of these fabulous wonders.
Flip through 1,200 colorful photographs, values and descriptions for the world’s finest watch brands: Rolex, Phillppe, Patek, Cartier, Gruen, Omega, Bulova, and Hamilton. You will be educated about these small works of art and enjoy the rich histories of American and European manufacturers past and present.
This hardcover book also features tutorials for identifying watches, guides to determining a wristwatch’s value, and a glossary of watch terminology used by collectors. Wristwatch aficionados are passionate about their hobby, and Vintage Wristwatches captures that enthusiasm with elegance.
Author Reyne Haines specializes in 20th-century decorative arts. She has been published in The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. She is a blogger for The Huffington Post, and has been a guest on The Early Show on CBS and on Martha Stewart Living Radio on the Sirius Satellite Radio Network.
Reyne has hosted and produced "The Art of Collecting" for NBC in Houston, and is a frequent appraiser on PBS' Antiques Roadshow.