The Watch Book Rolex

Author: Gisbert Brunner

Publisher: TeNeues

ISBN: 9783832769185

Category: Design

Page: 220

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Informative text and hundreds of photos are a fitting testament to the world-renowned Rolex brand. Respected wristwatch expert and historian Gisbert L. Brunner shares his extensive subject knowledge once more. A must-have for watch collectors, enthusiasts, and anyone wishing to become one.

The Watch Book

Author: Gisbert Brunner

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832798581

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

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Few objects combine function, elegance, and status as well as a wristwatch. One's choice of chronograph reveals a great deal because it shows the value we place on the most precious resource of all-time. A blend of precise mechanics, craftsmanship, fine materials, and innovation distinguishes the truly superlative examples. In The Watch Book, readers can feast their eyes and minds on a magnificently-illustrated and well-documented chronicle of the world's best timepieces. First, we're treated to a brief discussion of the meaning of time and its measurement by ticking sets of gears and hands. Next we delve into more than 18 premium manufacturers, including Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Cartier. These biographies of the most important names in top-end timekeeping trace the progressive development from their earliest days right up to the latest innovations and current models. We explore just what makes these houses outstanding, learning about the remarkable breakthroughs that established them as the crème de la crème of the European watch industry.

The Watch Book

A Brief History of the Watch from the Earliest Days to Modern Times

Author: Shreve & Company, San Francisco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Clocks and watches

Page: 15

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The Apple Watch Book

Master the most personal computer in your life

Author: Scott McNulty

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134177797

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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The Apple Watch is more than a timepiece and a fashion accessory. The watch is designed to be a very personal assistant, from paying for groceries or a coffee to keeping a detailed record of your daily physical activity. Author Scott McNulty has organized the book around events and activities, showing how to use the watch in various settings. The book starts off with an essential “Apple Watch 101” section that gets you up and running quickly. You learn the watch’s gestures and presses, how to use the digital crown, and how to change the band, for example. Scott then looks at how to use the watch in different settings. At work, how to set tasks and check email. After work, how to meet up with friends, find a place to eat, and get directions. At the gym, how to monitor your workout activities and monitor your heart rate. And you don’t have to be at the gym. Learn how to use the watch to track your daily physical activities, from how much you walk each time to gentle reminders to get up and move if you’ve been sitting too long. Organized around your life, this book will help you get the most from your Apple Watch. Readers will learn how to: * Set up the watch and pair it with their iPhone. * Manage messages, calls,notifications, and mail. * Make sketches and use as a walkie-talkie. * Monitor their workout activities and set and achieve goals. * Use Apple Pay. * Listen to music, using Maps, take photos, and more.

Die erfolgreichsten Armbanduhren

Marken & Modelle

Author: Herbert James

Publisher: HEEL Verlag

ISBN: 3958431291

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

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Die große Armbanduhren-Bibel zum kleinen Preis! - Eine Fundgrube für Uhren-Freunde - Das ultimative Geschenk für Uhren-Liebhaber - Über 600 Bilder und 256 Seiten geballte Information In ihrer über 100-jährigen Geschichte erlebte die Armbanduhr nicht nur stilistisch eine bemerkenswerte Entwicklung, auch die Technik entwickelte sich rasend schnell. Nicht ohne Grund sind besonders die Erzeugnisse der traditionsreichen Hersteller mit jahrzehntelanger Firmengeschichte eine beständige Wertanlage. Uhrenexperte Herbert James erzählt in diesem informativen und reich illustrierten Werk die spannende Entstehungsgeschichte der zwanzig berühmtesten Uhrenmarken der Welt und ihrer Zeitmesser. Chronologisch geordnet präsentieren sich die legendärsten Modelle aus erlesenen Manufakturen mit so klingenden Namen wie A. Lange & Söhne oder Blancpain, Breitling, Cartier und Glashütte Original bis hin zu Rolex und Zenith. Dieses neue faszinierende Handbuch bietet auf über 250 Seiten einen repräsentativen Überblick über die internationale Uhrenkultur.

The Watch

Author: Gisbert Brunner

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832734213

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 271

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The world of watches is in transition; so-called "smart watches" are playing a larger role. However, classic timepieces with mechanical movement will not disappear from people's wrists, because the ticking of a mechanical watch has been and will continue to be the heartbeat of human culture. After the success of The Watch Book in 2015, the new follow-up volume, just as beautifully done, is a must-have. Informative text and many pictures highlight 22 additional watch brands and show their unique features and quirks. However, this book includes a much broader spectrum of timepieces than the previous volume: along with many watches that fall into the "affordable luxury" segment, there are timepieces from the chronometric crème de la crème. Along with longstanding traditional brands, the book profiles newer ones whose unusual designs and exclusive technical developments have contributed to the history of the watch. This volume also includes a helpful glossary of important terms, making The Watch Book II an absolute must for both timepiece experts and collectors and those new to the world of watch artistry.

Rolex

Eleganz, Präzision und Innovation

Author: Mara Cappelletti,Osvaldo Patrizzi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783958436008

Category:

Page: 152

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The Watch: Stories

Author: Rick Bass

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1324000279

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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These quirky, brilliant stories launched Rick Bass on his literary career. Set in the South and West, they pursue themes of friendship, loyalty, and freedom, of escape, where valiant holdouts refuse to grow up, or to grow old.

Dragons of the Watch

A Novel

Author: Donita K. Paul

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307729605

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Trapped in a forgotten city, bound by secrets, Ellie and Bealomondore must enlist the dragons of the watch to find freedom. Ellie knows exactly where she is going. She just wants to experience the pomp and circumstance of a royal wedding, then settle into a simple life with a country husband. With too many choices, Bealomondore’s future is a tangle of possibilities. He is respected, well-known, and admired among the elite of Chiril, but Wulder demands he narrow his focus and follow his Creator, one step at a time. Both Ellie and Bealomondore’s plans are thwarted when they find themselves lost in an isolated city. As they discern the needs of a group of wild children and a very old man, clues began to surface and a bigger picture is revealed. With the help of the dragons of the watch, can the two tumanhofers find the way out—and perhaps discover their connection to something greater than themselves? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Factfulness

Wie wir lernen, die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist

Author: Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843717451

Category: Science

Page: 350

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Es wird alles immer schlimmer, eine schreckliche Nachricht jagt die andere: Die Reichen werden reicher, die Armen ärmer. Es gibt immer mehr Kriege, Gewaltverbrechen, Naturkatastrophen. Viele Menschen tragen solche beängstigenden Bilder im Kopf. Doch sie liegen damit grundfalsch. Unser Gehirn verführt uns zu einer dramatisierenden Weltsicht, die mitnichten der Realität entspricht, wie der geniale Statistiker und Wissenschaftler Hans Rosling erklärt. Wer das Buch gelesen hat, wird • ein sicheres, auf Fakten basierendes Gerüst besitzen, um die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist • die zehn gängigsten Arten von aufgebauschten Geschichten erkennen • bessere Entscheidungen treffen können • wahre Factfulness erreichen – jene offene, neugierige und entspannte Geisteshaltung, in der Sie nur noch Ansichten teilen und Urteile fällen, die auf soliden Fakten basieren

Drogen

Die Geschichte eines langen Krieges

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035687

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky

The Watch Series: Book Two

Author: Curtis Brown

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460276175

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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Jerusalem is a scene of devastation. Terrorists have leveled most of the buildings, holy sites have been turned into dens of iniquity and people carry out depraved acts in the streets at all hours. The brothers are preparing their congregations for what cannot be easily achieved. They have to convince each listener that, as the Apostle Paul put it, "to die is gain," and to face that event with such a sweet soul that fear becomes anticipation. These Christians are the last, hunted by gangs affiliated with the anti-Christ, the False Prophet and the Captain of terror. Christian soldiers have their work cut out for them in Book Two of the Watch Series.

The Watch That Ends the Night

Author: Hugh MacLennan

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773577122

Category: FICTION

Page: 401

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Jerome Martell abadoned his wife Catherine and their daughter Sally to fight on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. After he was presumed dead, Catherine married her childhood friend George. Twelve years later, Jerome returned to Montreal and turned Catherine's life upside down--Résumé de l'éditeur.

The Watch Series: Book One

Author: Curtis Brown

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490867007

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

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In an inspired vision of the near future, the current of change in the world accelerates. The Watch Series: Book One mirrors the political conflicts and imminent environmental dangers of our time. Fracking is big business, but while we worry about the fault lines beneath our feet, powers in the East see them as an opportunity waiting to happen. With the fate of the American West Coast at stake, three brothers grow from boys to men, each with his unique expertise and with a shared power that draws them into a brush with fairies and a squad of commandos. The Watch Series promises to blast the genre of religious action-adventure onto the front lines of contemporary fiction.

The Watch

Author: Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446483266

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'The first great novel of the war in Afghanistan' Wall Street Journal You’ve had no sleep since the firefight last night. The morning fog beyond the walls of your base lifts to reveal a lone woman approaching the gate. She says she has come to claim the body of her brother killed in last night’s attack. Is she a terrorist? A spy? A lunatic? Or what she says she is – a grieving sister? What should you do? What do you do? Shortlisted for the Criticos Prize and the Boeke Prize and longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the DSC Asian Literature Prize. One of Publishers Weekly's Ten best contemporary war novels.

Taking the Back off the Watch

A Personal Memoir

Author: Thomas Gold

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642275885

Category: Science

Page: 234

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Thomas Gold (1920-2004) had a curious mind that liked to solve problems. He was one of the most remarkable astrophysicists in the second half of the twentieth century, and he attracted controversy throughout his career. Based on a full-length autobiography left behind by Thomas Gold, this book was edited by the astrophysicist and historian of science, Simon Mitton (University of Cambridge). The book is a retrospective on Gold’s remarkable life. He fled from Vienna in 1933, eventually settling in England and completing an engineering degree at Trinity College in Cambridge. During the war, he worked on naval radar research alongside Fred Hoyle and Hermann Bondi – which, in an unlikely chain of events, eventually led to his working with them on steady-state cosmology. In 1968, shortly after their discovery, he provided the explanation of pulsars as rotating neutron stars. In his final position at Cornell, he and his colleagues persuaded the US Defense Department to fund the conversion of the giant radio telescope at Arecibo in Puerto Rico into a superb instrument for radio astronomy. Gold’s interests covered physiology, astronomy, cosmology, geophysics, and engineering. Written in an intriguing style and with an equally intriguing foreword by Freeman Dyson, this book constitutes an important historical document, made accessible to all those interested in the history of science.