About this book
A sumptuous history of watches, based on the unrivalled collection held in the British Museum. 80 watches are discussed in all, representing all the major makes of Europe and America, and the colour photography details the intricate inner workings as well as the item itself. 250 colour photos.
The British Museum watch collection tells the story of the watch which spans an incredible 500 years. Within the collection are examples ranging from sixteenth-century early stackfreed watches made in south Germany to exquisite decorative watches of the seventeenth century.
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