Well-known author and collector Jeanenne Bell, known to some collectors as the "jewelry detective," has compiled the most comprehensive collector's encyclopedia on pocket and pendant watches available on the market. Whether you simply find watches fascinating or you have an old watch that you are curious about, this book is the one for you. This exploration of the evolution of the pendant/pocket watch is divided into centuries. Each century explores what was happening in the world and how these events and fashions influenced watch making. It includes information on makers, their marks, and even the serial numbers for the American watch movements. Filled with clues, it will help you determine when a watch was made, how it was made, what it is made of, and what makes it tick. Various key illustrations help identify the type of movement, because identification is the first step in the evaluation of a timepiece. The amount of photographs of timepieces in this volume is impressive -- hundreds of watches are featured in beautiful color photographs. Cases, dials, and movements are included in the photographs -- this book encompasses the entire watch. Whether you're a dealer, collector, appraiser, or just a curious owner, this book is the perfect answer to your questions.Bell, C. Jeanenne is the author of 'Collector's Encyclopedia of Pendant and Pocket Watches 1500-1950 Identification and Values', published 2004 under ISBN 9781574323955 and ISBN 1574323954.