Military Timepieces by Marvin Whitney is probably the most complete compilation on military timepieces to date. Whitney began his extensive research for this book in the mid-eighties. He took advantage of archive records in Washington, D.C. and traveled extensively in New York, Pennsylvania, and New England searching out little-known facts. In 1986 Mr. Whitney began to reduce his voluminous notes and sketches to formally written articles about these timepieces, and authored a long-running series, “The Ship’s Chronometer,” in the Horological Times. This was followed by his popular series, “Military Time”. There are 32 chapters which make up this book. The book contains hundreds of photographs and many illustrations and diagrams.
Hardcover. 667 pages. This comprehensive work that covers domestic/foreign aircraft clocks, elapsed time clocks, Elgin/Hamilton chronometers, Chelsea marine/boat/deck clocks, Longines-Wittnauer Watch Company, marine clocks, message center clocks, meteorological instrument clocks, master navigation (GCT) watches, navigational stop watches, pocket watches, precision watches, wristwatches, diver’s wristwatches, and more. There is excellent technical information spread throughout.
A super reference book!
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