Watch Books

The most comprehensive review of watch books I know of is at ThePurists.com by Thomas Mao, a very passionate and enthusiastic watch collector, author, forum owner and editing consultant. I have created my own page, since I found if I write mini-reviews about my books, I will have a completely different look at them, not just pulling e.g. the reference books out of the shelf every now and then.
I have lately updated (Mar 2006) a couple of book mini-reviews and added a few more pictures of new books (de Carle, 2005 Shugart). I have also added a comparison of my watch repair books. I have further more separated the repair books from the collector books and revised my general comments about the collector books. Of course this is a page that will be growing with time, so please come back if you found it useful. And please do note, these are just my opinions. Other people might have entirely different preferences due to different interests. Thus one has to always keep in mind that book reviews are a rather personal matter.

Watch Repair Books (chronological)

Comparing the repair books MECHANICAL and QUARTZ WATCH REPAIR Simplified Mechanical Watch Repair for Profit Practical Watch Repairing
A typical page of each repair book Michael Watters, FBHI Dan Gendron Donald de Carle, FBHI

Collector's Reference Books

"Which books are "Must Haves?" "What is a collector?" Wristwatches - Armbanduhren - Montres (E/F/D) AUTOMATIC Wristwatches From Switzerland AUTOMATIC Wristwatches From Germany, England, France, Japan, Russia, & the USA

WRISTWATCHES
HISTORY OF A CENTURY'S DEVELOPMENT

THE HISTORY OF CLOCK AND WATCHES Omega Designs
In my opinion Gisbert L. Brunner and Christian Pfeiffer-Belli Heinz Hampel Heinz Hampel Kahlert, Muehe, Brunner Eric Bruton Anton Kreuzer

Periodicals and Price Guides

Latest Additions:
WRIST WATCH ANNUAL 2004 & 6
THE COMPLETE PRICE GUIDE TO WATCHES WRIST WATCH ANNUAL 2001 to 2003 WATCHES INTERNATIONAL 2001, annual WATCHES INTERNATIONAL 2004, annual International Wrist Watch, monthly The Hong Kong Trade Development Council's (TDC) free quarterly publication
WRISTWATCHES by Gisbert L. Brunner and Christian Pfeiffer-Belli Cooksey Shugart