Zygmunt Wesolowski (author), an experienced collector, offers great reading here for enthusiasts, collectors and dealers alike illustrations and detailed descriptions of more than 150 distinct models issued over the past century to the military forces of Britain, the United States, Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Holland, Canada, Czechoslovakia, and Japan.
Each description includes a guide to price ranges, and the book contains an illustrated guide to some 160 identification markings to be found on the military timepieces of the above mentioned nations, plus Spain, Sweden, Austro-Hungary, Poland, China, Chile and Peru.
Fascinating examples illustrated in these pages include:
watches developed for the Italian Frogmen who led the world in clandestine underwater operations during the first half of the World War II, and for their US counterparts of the UDTs;
and the watches issued to today's jet fighter pilots, nuclear submarine crews, and Special Forces.
This book will be an invaluable reference for horologists at every level of expertise; and will prove particularly useful to collectors of average means, whose imaginations are captured by their dramatic historical associations.