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Marie Antoinette’s Watch: Adultery, Larceny & Perpetual Motion

Marie Antoinette’s Watch: Adultery, Larceny & Perpetual Motion

On August 16, 2006, Zion Yakubov, a small-time antiquities dealer in Tel Aviv, met with a lawyer representing an anonymous American client who needed some old watches authenticated.  The lawyer handed Yakubov some poorly packed boxes containing 40 old watches, among which a stunned Yakubov found the most famous watch ...

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The Rolex Story

The Rolex Story

The "brand with the crown" is recognized worldwide as an invaluable sports implement and luxury product. This book traces the manufacturer's development from the 1920s, when it began its steady rise to unprecedented international appeal, to the present. Explore the ingenious innovations in technology and ...

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Book Review: Oscar Heyman, The Jeweler’s Jeweler

Book Review: Oscar Heyman, The Jeweler’s Jeweler

Sometimes we forget that we have a rich American history in the world of watches and jewelry, but the new book just coming out on the market, Oscar Heyman, The Jeweler’s Jeweler, reminds us of that past. The family-owned, New York City-based Company has been in business since 1912 and the book by Yvonne J. Markowitz ...

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Book Review – “The Wristwatch Handbook” by Ryan Schmidt

Book Review – “The Wristwatch Handbook” by Ryan Schmidt

The world of mechanical timekeeping is fascinating, complex and sometimes even a little arcane. Navigating it safely is no mean feat. Fortunately a new book, The Wristwatch Handbook, has just been published, which – as the sub-title suggests – aims to offer a comprehensive (lavishly illustrated 350-page) guide to ...

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