How the Watch was Worn

How the Watch was Worn

Author: Genevieve Cummins

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist

ISBN: 1851496378

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 272

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Presents the changing style of the watch over 500 years.
How the Watch was Worn
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Genevieve Cummins
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist

Presents the changing style of the watch over 500 years.
The Rise and Decline of England's Watchmaking Industry, 1550–1930
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Alun C. Davies
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-04-08 - Publisher: Routledge

This survey of the rise and decline of English watchmaking fills a gap in the historiography of British industry. Clerkenwell in London was supplied with "rough movements" from Prescot, 200 miles away in Lancashire. Smaller watchmaking hubs later emerged in Coventry, Liverpool, and Birmingham. The English industry led European watchmaking
Marking Modern Times
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Alexis McCrossen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-01 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The public spaces and buildings of the United States are home to many thousands of timepieces—bells, time balls, and clock faces—that tower over urban streets, peek out from lobbies, and gleam in store windows. And in the streets and squares beneath them, men, women, and children wear wristwatches of all
Telling the Time in British Literature, 1675-1830
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Marcus Tomalin
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-27 - Publisher: Routledge

Although the broad topic of time and literature in the long eighteenth century has received focused attention from successive generations of literary critics, this book adopts a radically new approach to the subject. Taking inspiration from recent revisionist accounts of the horological practices of the age, as well as current
The Changing Face of Early Modern Time, 1550–1770
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Jane Desborough
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-27 - Publisher: Springer

This book provides a reinterpretation of early modern clock and watch dials on the basis of use. Between 1550 and the emergence of a standard format in 1770, dials represented combinations of calendrical, lunar and astronomical information using multiple concentric rings, subsidiary dials and apertures. Change was gradual, but significant.