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Book for Novices Re: American Watchmaking Industry?

Girl59

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Hello to all. I'm seeking suggestions for a good, readable work -- for a layperson/general audience -- on the American watchmaking industry. I hope there is such a thing, on a topic so rich with scientific and technical aspects. Now reading "American Watchmaking, A Technical History of the American Watch Industry," by Michael C. Harrold. It's helping me a lot. But also looking for something a bit more expansive, and if possible, focused on the period mid-19th-century to about 1930s. Thanks, and all recommendations/thoughts welcome.
 

Jerry Treiman

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"Time & Timekeepers" by Willis Milham (1923) has a chapter on the history of watchmaking in America. It won't bring you quite up to the 1930s, but close.

Donald Hoke's "American Pocket Watches" is not just a catalog of The Time Museum holdings but contains some good background on the American industry.
 
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Girl59

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"Time & Timekeepers" by Willis Milham (1923) has a chapter on the history of watchmaking in America. It won't bring you quite up to the 1930s, but close.

Donald Hoke's "American Pocket Watches" is not just a catalog of The Time Museum holdings but contains some good background on the American industry.
Jerry, thank you. Will look for both. Whole new worlds opening up.
 
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