This is a second-hand copy of the book Military Timepieces by Marvin E. Whitney
Condition: This is a used book in very good condition. The dust jacket has now been covered in a non-adhesive PVC cover for its own protection. This is simply folded in place and is easy to remove without damaging the jacket.
Publisher: American Watchmakers Institute press Year: 1992 ISBN: 0918845149 Format: Hardback with dustjacket Pages: 668 Condition: Used (very good)
Comprehensive work that covers domestic/foreign aircraft clocks, elapsed time clocks, Elgin/Hamilton chronometers, Chelsea marine/boat/deck clocks, Longines-Wittnauer Watch Company, marine clocks, message center clocks, meteorological instrument clocks, master navigation (GCT) watches, navigational stopwatches, pocket watches, precision watches, wristwatches, diver's wristwatches, and more. Good technical information spread throughout. It is a super reference book!
Marvin Whitney began his extensive research for this book in the mid-eighties. He took advantage of archive records in Washington, D.C. and travelled extensively in New York, Pennsylvania, and New England searching out little-known facts. In 1986 Mr. Whitney began to reduce his voluminous notes and sketches to formally written articles about these timepieces, and authored a long-running series, "The Ship's Chronometer," in the Horological Times. This was followed by his popular series, "Military Time". There are 32 chapters which make up this book. The book contains hundreds of photographs and many illustrations and diagrams. This book is probably the complete compilation on US military timepieces to date.
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