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The Watch Book


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Table of Contents

4 Thoughts on Timepieces and Time ⋅ Gedanken zur Uhr und Zeit
10 Dial ⋅ Zifferblatt
Faces of Time ⋅ Zeit-Gesichter
40 Escapement ⋅ Hemmung
The Great Escape ⋅ Andersartig gehemmt
62 Mainspring ⋅ Zugfeder
The Power of the Spring ⋅ In der Feder steckt die Kraft
80 Phases of the Moon & Astronomy ⋅
Mondphasen & Astronomie
Sun, Moon and Stars ⋅ Sonne, Mond und Sterne
100 Tides ⋅ Gezeiten
Ebb and Flow ⋅ Von Ebbe und Flut
114 Double Balance ⋅ Doppelunruh
Two Better than One ⋅ Ein Fall für zwei
124 Alarm ⋅ Wecker
Time Signals ⋅ Zeit-Signale
154 Mechanical Spectacles · Mechanische Schauspiele
164 Altimeter & Depth Gauge · Höhen- & Tiefenmesser
Flying High … ⋅ Hoch hinaus …
178 Skeletons · Skelette
Ticking Skeletons ⋅ Tickende Skelette
198 Superlatives · Superlative
Small, Flat and Pretty Complicated ⋅
Klein, flach und ganz schön kompliziert
214 Credits & Glossary ⋅ Bildnachweise & Glossar

About the Author

Gisbert L. Brunner (b. 1947) is a renowned German expert and historian in the field of watches. He has been involved with wristwatches, pendulum clocks and other precision timepieces since 1964. He has written for GQ, ZEIT Magazin and Chronos from the early 1980s onwards, and he has written more than 20 books on the subject of watches.

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