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    Member Ray MacDonald's Avatar
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    Apr 2005
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    Birthday Present

    This year for my birthday I treated myself to a copy of Alan Shenton's beautiful book "Pocket Watches -19th and 20th Century". This book covers watch technology from 1800 to 1940.
    It contains many examples of Verges, Cylinder Movements, English and Swiss Levers, Chronographs, Repeaters etc. It has an emphasis on Europe and the UK so should complement other books I have by Shugart and Judy which are more concentrated on the American products.
    I hope to put this book at the service of our Vintage members and newcomers who have questions about the oldies.

    There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. ~ Victor Hugo

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    Re: Birthday Present

    Congratulations! I also tend to invest more in watch literature than watches themselves - partly because when you are like me and have your dream watch, you don't need much else and partly because books are still cheaper than watches! And knowledge is power.....

    My book-of-the-year was the new Zenith book and I'm still not through with imparting the info on the Zenith forum!

    Hartmut Richter

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    Member Eeeb's Avatar
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    Now there you go Ray. CELEBRATING your birthday instead of just observing it

    Sounds like a good book.

    I confess I have been spending my book money on Heuer books... Some of them cost almost as much as a watch!

    I hope you enjoyed the day.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Birthday Present

    Happy birthday Ray hope you injoy the book.

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    Re: Birthday Present

    Happy birthday Ray,

    I like your idea of investing as much on literature as on watches.
    I am waiting for my copy of Watchmaking by Goerge Daniels (with fingers crossed)


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    Re: Birthday Present

    Many happy returns! Thanks for all the knowledge you have shared and continue to share on this forum. Your efforts are deeply appreciated.

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    Re: Birthday Present

    Quote Originally Posted by johndozier View Post
    Many happy returns! Thanks for all the knowledge you have shared and continue to share on this forum. Your efforts are deeply appreciated.
    +1 couldn't have said better!!Congrats Ray!!!

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    Re: Birthday Present

    Congratulation Ray. Thank You for all your help and knowledge giving you have done here for all of us.
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    Re: Birthday Present

    Congratulations and many more.

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