When Ryan Schmidt first started promoting his book The Wristwatch Handbook A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Wristwatches on social media before it hit shelves last year, I noticed and it really piqued my interest. I wondered if it would be a true “Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Wristwatches.” And now that I have read it cover-to-cover, I can undoubtedly say that it is.

I love watches and have always enjoyed breaking down basic movements and putting them back together, as well as completing a number of watchmaking workshops, but I don’t purport to be a watchmaker.

In a similar context, this book is written by an excellent writer, but not a watchmaker. He clearly worked with many watchmakers, though, in creating the 470 pages of images, illustrations, and encyclopedia style explanations of the complex inner workings of mechanical watches.

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Ultimately, unlike overly technical books, or those designed just to look good on the coffee table, this book provides an incredible amount of technical and visual information, but in a way that is entertaining and easy to comprehend.

So, if you want to learn more about the mechanics of wristwatches, fast, read this book – you won’t be disappointed.

Learn more at www.thewristwatchhandbook.com.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch