Item description for Omega Watches by John Goldberger, John Goldberger, Janusz Kacprzyk, John Sparks, Ben Applegate, Ian Morson, Arthur Nersesian & Scott Silsby...
John Goldberger has been collecting and studying vintage watches for over 25 years, which means hes spent many happy hours at jewelers shops, flea markets, conventions and auctions around the world. His comprehensive and detailed illustrated book on the Omega family of Swiss timepieces is an indispensable asset to others who share his obsession, and to those who would love to--to armchair collectors. Omega Watches covers the history of more than 240 vintage models, with emphasis on their outer aspects--including the shape and outline of each case and its dial and movements, which are governing features for the collector, as well as clues to exceptional internal design. Goldberg has created a beautiful visual guide to Omega timepieces from the classic pocketwatch to the modern chronograph. Starting with the first models of the past century, Omega Watches displays the beauty, complexity and the collectibility of classic watches such as the Speedmaster, first produced in 1957, and the Seamaster, both of which are still produced today. All examples depicted are from private collections.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 8.25" Height: 11.25" Weight: 3.65 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2006
ISBN 888943127X ISBN13 9788889431276
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More About John Goldberger, John Goldberger, Janusz Kacprzyk, John Sparks, Ben Applegate, Ian Morson, Arthur Nersesian & Scott Silsby
Simon de Burton is a watch specialist and frequently contributes articles on antiques and collectibles to The Financial Times. He authored The New Motorcycle Yearbook series.Giampiero Negretti is a watch expert and editor-in-chief of the Italian newspaper Il Giornale. He has written several books on Panerai including Legendary Watches and Panerai Historia: From the Depths of the Sea. He has co-authored books on other luxury timepieces including Patek Philippe, Piaget Watches and Wonders Since 1874, Masters of Time, Longines Watches, and Le Temps du Cartier.
Reviews - What do customers think about Omega Watches?
WATCHES Apr 15, 2008
Gave this as a Christmas gift and the receiptient was so thriled to get this product! Great Picutres
Very well written Feb 9, 2008
A very well written book. The price is high but it has great quality. Over 200 pictures. Not the best of quality on all, some are a lttle light but good information. A slight problem is that the book will soon date, it does not contain much history of the brand but good detail on different models. The author has done a great job to keep the book flowing form page to page. However much to my surprise no metion at all the Omega is owned by the Swatch group.
its god Dec 30, 2007
I recieved this as a gift and was really pleased. Its beautifully done. You should know its mostly pictures and captions. it seems to be a broad overview. I am just getting into watch collecting and like Omegas so this book was a fit for me.
Omega for Omeganier Feb 5, 2007
Exciting Rare Omega Watches. Very Nice Photo, hot & Cool. CK 2915 as number one in the world. Thanks, Mr.X.
Good pics - Poor text - Low value Apr 14, 2006
First, let me set the record straight because it is not true that this and Kreuzer's books are the only references on Omega watches. In fact, they are the two poorest.
The best written source is, of course, Marco Richon's book, "Omega Saga" published by the Brandt Foundation and distributed by Omega (ISBN: 2-88380--010-3). However, this is available only in French. But I'm told Mr Richon is working on an English book about Omega.
That being said, Goldberger's entry is interesting only because of the high quality of his pictures. They are numerous (approxinaltely 250 models are represented, consistent and professional.
While the pictures are nice, there is practically no information at all on the watches themselves, the technology, or the history of Omega. No production dates for the timepieces are indicated, which might have provided at least some feeling for a historical timeline.
We might also have been interested in Mr Golberger's experiences as a collector, and some knowledgeable information on the current market for vintage Omega timepieces.
Maybe it's a good thing that text is scarce because where there is text, there are errors, not the least of which is that the author is named "Goldbeger" in his bio on the endpage. These 6 short lines have 6 errors in them, and I easily found at least seven more in the two-page Introduction by Mr Giampiero Negretti: clearly some copy reviewer did a very lousy job...