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  1. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Apr 3, 2019

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    Most forum-members know there're some good "general" books about certain wristwatch brands (e.g. the 2007 Omega A Journey in Time by Marco Richon and the 2008 Vintage Rolex Sports Models by Martin Skeet and Nick Urul)...
    Although good reads, these aren't without some faults and if you are looking for more detailed information regarding some specific watches, we have to take a look at more specialized books...
    I intend to review my personal Top 3 books on specific wristwatch models...
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    Edit: a good place to start Your booksearch = https://www.trussel.com/f_books.htm
     
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  2. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Apr 3, 2019

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    Fifty Fathoms - The Dive and Watch History 1953-2013
    Edited by Dietmar Fuchs - Authors Stephan Ciejka and Jeffrey Kingston with 22 contributing authors & photographers
    Hardcover 476 pages (limited print of 2750 copies) size 34 by 30 by 5 cm
    2014 published by JB Blancpain - Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie ( ISBN 978-3-944098-06-7 )
    Large format superb reference work on the first diving watches and the onset of SCUBA diving and professional diving.
    Each of the left side pages have a timeline tracking through the complete book as it describes the need and development of the dive watches, the diving & photographic underwater equipment, emerging awareness and fame of SCUBA diving through movies, documentaries & magazines.
    The high resolution color photography of macro wristwatch photos and underwater diving projects, combined with fauna & flora is stunning!
    Dive & Watch History
    The First Fifty Fathoms and its History
    The Legacy of the Bathyscaphe
    The Late Years - Fifty Fathoms in the 1970s
    The Trilogy Collection
    The Fifty Fathoms 2003 ~ 2007
    The X Fathoms
    The Modern Bathyscaphe
    Marc Hayek and the Fifty Fathoms
    Diving Encyclopedia
    Acknowledgement & imprint
    Suggested retail price = Swiss Francs 300.00
    Also check: https://www.blancpain-ocean-commitment.com/fifty-fathoms/books
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  3. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Sep 26, 2019

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    Well no need to do a book review as Fratello did an excellent job on reviewing the Vintage Rolex Field Guide
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    https://www.fratellowatches.com/book-review-the-vintage-rolex-field-guide/


    See:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vintage-Ro...lex Field Guide&qid=1569483295&s=books&sr=1-1


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    Also wanted to point out that there will be a revised 2019 edition of
    Vintage Rolex Sports Models: A Complete Visual Reference and Unauthorized History
    See:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vintage-Rolex-Sports-Models-4th/dp/0764358448/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Vintage Rolex Sports Models: A Complete Visual Reference and Unauthorized History&qid=1569483228&s=books&sr=1-1
     
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  4. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Sep 26, 2019

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  5. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Feb 7, 2020

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  6. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Feb 7, 2020

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    A Journey Into the Deep - hardcover 2018 - 44 cm by 30 cm - 130 glossy pages
    An amazing & large well-illustrated hardcover book published by watch collector & author alias “John Goldberger” is the best book to check out the Rolex Deep Sea Special as Goldberger presents the DSS number 1 in great detail with amazing color photos. The book has photos of Goldberger’s collection Rolex diving toolwatches (Submariner, SeaDweller) and is available via the Hodinkee shop.
    https://shop.hodinkee.com/blogs/journal/a-journey-into-the-deep-by-john-goldberger
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  7. yande Feb 10, 2020

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    With a price tag of $US800 + Freight, regrettably, I don't think I'll be taking that Dive into the Deep! But thanks for the great posts..
     
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  8. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Mar 23, 2020

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  9. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Apr 8, 2020

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    Here it is... VRFM - The Vintage Rolex Field Manual - Chevalier Edition by Colin White
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    The Vintage Rolex Field Manual - Chevalier Edition hardcover is a 265 pages hardcover covering 1483 Rolex references with dial markings, bezels, hands & movements documented in details. Interesting text boxes with buying advice as well as background info on adventurers, sportsmen & women, aviation & spaceflight...
    The must-have book for vintage Rolex aficionados... an excellent well-illustrated guide written by a seasoned collector, learning You to zero-in on your dream watch... Available May 2020
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    Compared in size with that other well-known book:
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  10. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Jun 3, 2020

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    Calling any Paneristi... as we're trying to find out which is the very best book on the early history of Panerai diving watches :thumbsdown:
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    Panerai in Florence - 150 years of History ( Mondani books 2014 )
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    the green cover Vintage Panerai books The References series at
    https://vintagepanerai.com/books/
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    and there's also this 2 volumes work:
    Panerai Book – the real history of Panerai, from 1935 to 1997 ( available at watchprint.com )
    https://issuu.com/carattiepoletto/docs/paneraibook_preview

    Any inputs or recommendations ? ::confused2::
     
  11. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Jun 13, 2020

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    Update on the Panerai books... the vintagePanerai References series are the best books on the subject...
    Meanwhile I received this Italian language Rolex advertizing book...
    Rolex Viaggio nelle Pubblicità Storiche ( Rolex A Journey Into Historical Advertizing )... although the text is easy to understand, most people would like to see an English / French language version. Amazing hardcover with 540 pages !
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  12. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Jun 17, 2020

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    The above Rolex Viaggio nella Pubblicita Storiche ( Rolex A Journey Into Historical Advertizing ) was only printed on 1000 copies...
    ::book:: amazing to go through each & every Rolex ad... surely the 1950s Mount Everest ones !
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  13. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Sep 1, 2020

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  15. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Jun 10, 2021

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    Hint for all GMT-master fans... The ultimate Rolex GMT-master books !
    No words needed when one browses these large-size well-researched MONDANI 2021 hardcover books on the complete history of the Rolex GMT-master I & II pilot watches...
    These books measure 41 X 31 cm and come in a luxury slipcase and each well-illustrated hardcover book has about 208 pages!
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