Practical watch collecting for the beginner by Richard Watkins

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Published by National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. in Columbia .

Written in English

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  • Clocks and watches,
  • Collectors and collecting

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementRichard Watkins
LC ClassificationsNK7484 .W38 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationpages cm
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25173749M
ISBN 109780982358450
LC Control Number2012001089

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